Exceeding the recommended design life, or not adhering to specified inspection intervals and maintenance activities can put your turbine at risk of failure that could cause extensive damage to your turbine and adjacent assets, and serious injury to your personnel.
But every turbine’s operating life is unique—so it is possible for a rotor to safely and effectively operate beyond its original design life, if the proper assessments and preparations are performed.
Advanced, condition-based solution
The Specialized Rotor Life Management (RLM) service from BHGE is the best way to determine if your rotor meets the requirements, or if specific repairs could enable extended operation. RLM combines inspection results with a dedicated design analysis based on the actual condition of the rotor, specific unit configuration, operating history, and prior maintenance history at the inspection intervals.
Compressor blades are typically removed to allow a complete analysis of the disks. Turbine buckets, cover plates, and consumable parts (bolts, nuts, twist locks, tie rods, damper pins), will be maintained or replaced as determined by the RLM assessment.
The RLM service can be performed on a range of gas turbine models.
- Turbine wheels
- Compressor disks
- Engineering assessment
- Inspection and repair
- Disassembly and non-destructive tests
- Repair and assembly