CTOTF Fall 2022 Conference & Trade Show

The Combustion Turbine Operations Technical Forum
Location: Reno, NV
Date: 2022/09/11 - 2022/09/15

The CTOTF Fall 2022 Conference & Trade Show will be held at the Peppermill Resort and Spa, Reno, NV  from September 11 to 15, 2022.

Meet our experts at the booth!

During the GE® roundtable on Wednesday 9/14, MD&A expert Andrew Koonce of our Parts Division will give a presentation on “Gas Turbine Compressor Upgrades.”

Mechanical Dynamics and Analysis (MD&A) has developed upgraded solutions for compressor blading and vane components for frame 7EA and 7FA gas turbines due to known operational issues that have occurred. The MD&A presentation will focus on explaining the known issues and the upgraded solutions to minimize occurrence of these issues in the future. The upgraded solutions consist of geometry, material, coating, and processing improvements. Not only does MD&A offer OEM package equivalent upgrades, but additional upgrade options are available for many of the components to improve the design for better performance or longer life of the 7EA and 7FA frames. For the best solutions, MD&A evaluates each plant to determine if an OEM package equivalent solution is optimal, or a custom solution would be preferred based on the needs of the customer.

Key Takeaways

  1. Compressor/stator components have gone through many upgrade iterations to address issues found over years of operation
  2. MD&A has implemented OEM equivalent solutions and alternatives based on specific situations to increase longevity and performance
  3. Installation methods have been developed to remove the risk of shim migration and make stator removal easier

Speaker: Andrew Koonce, Lead Gas Turbine Engineer of MD&A Parts Division

We’re as committed to your machine output as you are. MD&A offers gas turbine services ranging from Combustion, Hot Gas Path and Major Inspections, to Compressor & Turbine Rotor Repairs and Plant Performance Testing and Analysis. Whether it’s an inspection or a repair, MD&A will design the solution you need to address your specific fleet issues and keep you running efficiently.

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