Steam Turbine

Petro Vietnam’s Rapid Bearing Repair and Journal Machining

bearing repair

At Petro Vietnam Vung Ang 1 Thermal Power Plant, Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis (MD&A) experts recently repaired damaged babbitt bearings and refurbished journals for a customer on a steam turbine-generator with the unit in an assembled (rotor-in) condition. The unit was forced from service due to turbine bearing failures. In a quick turnaround, journal refurbishment […]

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Rotor Steeple Indications and Diaphragm Repairs

Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis (MD&A) experts recently completed steampath inspection and repair services for a customer during a major overhaul. The Alstom® steam turbine consisted of an HP/IP turbine (stages 1-15) and a single flow LP turbine (stages 16-21). A detailed incoming inspection was performed for the HP/IP and LP rotors and found relevant indications […]

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Bucket and Thrust Collar Replacement

In a forced outage for a customer’s steam turbine, MD&A’s experts at the St. Louis Turbine-Generator Repair facility successfully replaced four rows of buckets (turbine blades) in the HP & LP sections, replaced the thrust collar, and performed other repairs on both the rotating and stationary components. This meticulous inspection, rebuild and installation illustrates how […]

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Steam Turbine Reheat Stop Valves Restoration

Valves Restoration

Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis (MD&A) performed a complete reheat stop valves restoration along with one LP stop valve. These RH stop valves on a Siemens Westinghouse® unit had not been fully restored for 14 years.   Pre-outage planning took place between our team and key plant personnel.  Upgraded valve materials were designed and manufactured, and […]

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Structured Remaining Life Assessment

Structured Remaining Life Assessment

Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis (MD&A) assessed both the current condition and remaining life of a 1968 Vintage fossil-fired 445MW D8 steam turbine following 700 starts and 345,000 operating hours. The owner wanted to know if the asset was safe to continue to operate and if it could be considered for repowering for another twenty years […]

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In-Place Stationary Shaft Machining Capabilities

MD&A continues to enhance our “one-stop shop” capabilities for customers, most recently through the addition of in-place stationary shaft machining. In-place stationary shaft machining allows MD&A to repair damaged journals, collector rings, and seal areas without removing turbine and generator rotors from the unit. The compact setup easily fits under LP hood radii to allow […]

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Global Multiyear Major Outages

Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis (MD&A) recently performed multiyear outages for a customer on several different units in Colombia. First unit:  This was a major outage and generator test & inspection. In addition, this unit was retrofitted with a new rotor, bearings, and steam path components that required machining, including installing and fitting new nozzles. MD&A […]

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MD&A Safety: Human Performance Improvement

MD&A is officially integrating Human Performance Improvement (HPI) concepts into our safety program; so you might ask…what is HPI? HPI is an approach to safety improvement that integrates the lessons learned from scientific studies in human factor engineering and behavioral psychology into “system based” concepts to improve how decisions are made and to reduce the […]

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Throttle Valve Seat Upgrade

Throttle Valve Seat Upgrade

MD&A was contracted to modify both the left and the right-hand side throttle valves on a Westinghouse® steam turbine. The work was done at the power plant and was designed to reduce distortion on the valve casing, as well as the bonnet fit, and stud threads. As the on-site work was being performed, highly skilled […]

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