TURBINE TECH and visually inspect each part before use. This step is often omitted with significant consequences. Investing the appropriate time in the repair of your parts can go a long way in ensuring successful part refurbishment and the ability to achieve the maintenance intervals you desire. ~ Stephen R. Reid, P.E., is president of TG Advisers Inc. and has more than 30 years of turbine and rotating machinery Figure 4. Stage 1 stationary nozzle, post repair; photo courtesy of “Gas Turbine Journal” experience. Reid and his team provide turbine troubleshooting, health assessments and are area, harmonics and the moment weight of blades. expert witness services to major energy companies in the U.S. Always perform a final visual inspection of the hardware. and have provided condition assessment evaluations on more than 100 turbine generators in the U.S. Reid also is a short course instructor for EPRI, ASME, Electric Power and POWERGEN, has Going forward numerous patent disclosures and awards, and published more Get engaged in the refurbishment of your hardware! than 20 technical papers and articles. Reid was the recipient of the 1993 ASME George Westinghouse Silver Medal Award for his This begins with development of the repair specification. contributions to the power industry and is past chairman of the Clearly define your quality requirements and agree to ASME Power Generation Operations Committee. He is a registered review points during the repair. Review and audit post-re- professional engineer in the state of Delaware. You may contact pair documents for non-conformances. Finally and most him by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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