Overhaul Steam Turbine Services
Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis (MD&A) provides Steam Turbine Services to power generation plants worldwide. A full-service, OEM-alternative offers products for steam turbines, gas turbines, and generators to our many clients.
Planning ahead for major turbine overhauls is important and our experienced team can help coordinate. However, forced outages do transpire and our experts provide fast engineering responses for any issue.
Our Steam Turbine Services professional experts help prepare for both planned and unplanned outages. Our project managers and technical directors are always available to give the necessary technical and engineering support.
Why Choose MD&A?
For almost 40 years, our commitment to excellence has earned customer trust for all turbine-generator needs. We focus on delivering consistent quality and value with fast response, superior communications, and innovative solutions.
MD&A is easy to work with. We provide immediate access to expert help when you need it, where you need it. Around the corner or the globe, we ensure prompt, thorough communication and follow-through. For every repair job, large or small, the speed and effectiveness of our response team are matched only by the depth and breadth of our engineering expertise.
Find out today why so many power generators use MD&A to maximize operational effectiveness.
Services for Steam Turbines
The Steam Turbine Services capabilities that we offer include the following:
1. Outage Planning
Through MAPS or Maintenance Advanced Planning Services, our experts evaluate and organize outage activities, to reduce or minimize outage times, getting you back online fast.
2. Turnkey Labor
MD&A offers a skilled support team for turnkey installation, maintenance, and steam turbine overhaul services to our clients
3. Technical Direction
We have experienced technical directors and project managers who provide expert assistance in challenging cases of turbine-generator engineering. These experts can handle complex technical issues in many different types of OEM equipment.
4. Topless Alignment
Our Alignment experts use custom measurement and laser equipment for measuring shell deflections and calculating centerline bore positions. This service decreases the expensive and time-consuming turbine reassembly process for “Tops-On” measurements.
5. Operational Alignment Diagnostics-CMM System
As part of our Steam Turbine Services capabilities the CMM (Coordinate Measurement Machine) system measures and monitors large equipment components and their movements precisely.
6. Coupling Laser Alignment
MD&A experts can perform a shaft/coupling alignment with Pruftechnik laser technology.
7. Operating Surveillance Program
This program is useful for monitoring leaks and issues in both steam turbines as well as generators. We would perform this service while the unit is still operating. Plus, we provide recommendations and results based on the analysis.
8. Field Machining
For use on-site, our team supplies a range of portable steampath repair and field machining equipment. Our experts have many capabilities available in-shop.
9. Custom Installation of Seals
MD&A Parts Division handles custom installation of tip seals and packing rings with a mobile machine shop that we use to provide a precise fit.
10. Control and Excitation Field Engineering, Consulting & Training
For steam turbine controls, generator excitation, and auxiliary systems, we have a staff full of OEM-skilled field engineers that handle multiple tasks like technical support, installation, training, consultation, and advanced troubleshooting.
11. Balancing & Vibration Analysis
Our team of experts uses influence coefficient balance methods to ensure a high-performance level of heavy rotating equipment. We also have our High-Speed balance facility located in St. Louis MO.
12. Steam Path Audits
A steam path audit’s purpose is to identify and quantify performance problems due to the deterioration of steampath components. We conduct physical inspections of those components and steampath.
13. Thermodynamic Analysis
MD&A offers thermodynamic analysis to understand and improve cycle performance.
14. Performance Testing & Analysis
Our Experts look at the overall testing objective of the power plant and provide suitable performance testing and analysis solutions.
15. Thermographic Survey
Our engineers utilize acoustic techniques and infrared thermography to pinpoint leakages and quantify them as per the industry-accepted standards.
16. Remaining Life & Finite Element Analysis
MD&A experts utilize finite element analysis for modeling the turbine components and finding the root cause of the issues in the components.
17. Turbine Engineering
MD&A has engineering experts with on-site field experience with a variety of OEM machines and who possess factory-level training in order to support power plant technical issues.
18. Turbine System Enhancements
Our experts can handle multiple phases of generator, gas, and steam turbine controls. We often provide targeted improvement in particular available system components to evaluate and enhance overall system performance.
We can supply a customized and maintainable system structure with premium-level technology and can integrate it with the already present control platform at our client’s power plant.
MD&A experts use multiple optical and laser measurements altogether in our advanced foundation measurement process to calculate the custom monuments in the turbine foundation.
Our team of technical support personnel, craft labor, and project managers have experience in providing affordable center-line installations of the diverse OEM-generated steam turbine-generator sets.
MD&A can defend your interests by verifying that the tests have happened accurately, as per the test code terms.
All in all, we aim to provide high-quality service for our customers and handle multiple issues related to steam turbine overhauls and more. To talk to one of our experts and find out all the services we offer, get in touch with us as soon as possible.
Check out our video: Steam Turbine Capabilities.
Sign Up for MD&A’s Insight Newsletter: Get quarterly our turbine-generator expert’s case studies and tips!Tags: steam turbine, Steam Turbine Services
Email This article | Print This Article