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Improving Steam Turbine Reliability

Posted November 01, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Spinning at up to 3600 rpm, turbines and generators are subject to failure, and that's a critical problem in power gen facilities worldwide. Second only to boiler tube failures as a cause of downtime, turbine outages are responsible for millions of dollars of lost power generation. When those failures occurred in the past, the causes were often unknown, meaning repeat failures of the same type were common. But with turbine and generator equipment replacements becoming cost-prohibitive, it's essential that turbine life extension strategies be put in place. Engineering360 looks at what can be done to enhance turbine life and reliability.


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