Energy Infractructure Inspections Articles

  • Employing Ultrasonic or Eddy Current Inspection of Turbine Blades: Ensuring Flight Safety

    Performing eddy current inspections of turbine blades in the engines of jet aircraft can be an effective means of detecting surface and near-surface cracks. However, there are other areas to consider for a complete inspection including the blade attachments, case ...


    By Zetec, Inc

  • Proper Valve Trim Extends Life of Boiler Feedwater Valves

    In competitive power markets, combined cycle facilities are experiencing more operating cycles than owners initially planned for at the design stage. It’s not uncommon for a combined cycle plant to experience more than 250 starts per year these days.While the ability to cycle a large combined cycle plant is ideal for fleet flexibility, frequent startups and shutdowns strain many critical ...

  • Long Term Service Agreements Project - Case Study

    We are awarded a long term contract to supply spare parts, component repairs, field engineering services of 9 units for GE Fr6 Gas Turbine in South East Asia. We repair and refurbish Gas Turbine components such as Rotor, Nozzle, Blade, Bucket, Vane, Combustion Liner, Transition Pieces, etc. We also provide technical advisers ...


    By Energy Capital Pte Ltd

  • M40 & M80 USV Surveys Offshore Wind Farm Turbine Piles and Cable Scouring - Case Study

    Date: January 15-22, 2019 Location: Jiangsu, China Equipment: M80 USV, Coda Octopus real time 3D imaging sonar Survey Mission: The purpose is to survey wind farm turbine pile foundation and inspect underwater cable scouring. 1. 15Km 100KV main cable inspection 2. 80Km ...


    By OceanAlpha Group Ltd.

  • Spin Doctors: How GE’s Service-Savvy Approach Squeezes the best from a fleet of 900 Wind Turbines

    Over 150 years ago, a budding English economist named William Stanley Jevons warned that a policy of energy efficiency might not be sufficient to conserve Britain’s dwindling coal reserves. His argument, now known as the Jevons paradox, was simple: Squeeze more energy from less coal, and people will just want more coal. ...


    By GE Renewable Energy

  • Overhaul Completed in Just 30 Days

    Sulzer completed an overhaul of three General Electric steam turbines and five Clark compressors for a large ethylene plant in Colombia. Sulzer’s service centers in Texas and Bogotá worked together to inspect and repair the three turbines. Sulzer staff helped the customer with project planning, full commissioning, and testing within a very tight timeframe. The city of ...


    By Sulzer Ltd.

  • Drones for Wind Turbine Inspection

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Inspection Services for Wind Turbines: Global Market Assessment and Forecasts By the beginning of 2015, there were nearly 270,000 individual wind turbines operating globally. The more than 800,000 blades spinning on these turbines are battered by the elements over time and gradually wear out. Deterioration can cause reduced energy ...

  • Turbine Inspection

    Recent advances in natural gas exploration and extraction technology have led to skyrocketing projections of the amount of recoverable natural gas within US borders. This energy boom will result in the expanded use of gas-fired power plants to provide electricity to US homes and businesses over the coming decades. Not only does this mean cleaner and more abundant energy for the US environment and ...


    By RF System Lab.

  • In situ weld repair of blade tenon of steam turbine in a power plant

    During one of the routine inspections in a nuclear power plant, it was found that a tenon of one of the third-stage blades of the Low-Pressure (LP) turbine had been worn/broken off the turbine blade, leaving only the remaining tenon riveted to the shroud piece. With only one of the two tenons remaining, the blade was at risk of getting freed from the shroud piece. Hence, it was necessary to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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