Gas Turbine Blades Integrity and Extended Operations

Operating Gas Turbines under Adverse Load Demands Gas turbine blades represent the highest cause of failures, and on this basis manufacturers (OEM) recommend very specific operational hours upon which an inspection (overhaul) is required. In reality Power Station Operators often cannot remove an apparently healthy machine for such inspections when there are high load demands… Read more »

500 MW Steam Turbine Generator Investigations

Large scale ODS for entire turbine, piping, condenser and structure This was a vibration investigation involving operational deflection shape analysis on a large scale covering the steam turbine generator set, turbine island, piping, condenser and structure. The 500 MW steam turbine had recurring bearing failures which was never successfully identified and addressed by the turbine… Read more »