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How to Extend the Lifetime of Gas Turbine Parts

Elevated temperatures take a big toll on gas turbine components risking cracks, corrosion, wall thickness, and material condition. Repair enhancements can extend a part’s life by slowing its degradation and…


Behind the Scenes: Turbine and Generator Inspection and Repair in 19 Days

A carefully orchestrated process was set in motion when Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis (MD&A) ventured to complete a 7FA gas turbine hot gas path inspection, together with a 7FH2 generator…


Test Your Knowledge: Competitive Maintenance Strategies

Competitive maintenance uses an analytical process and condition-monitoring tools to select the optimum maintenance strategy for each plant system. For example, the optimum strategy for the plant’s steam turbine will…


MD&A IBECS® – The Integrated Solution to Power Plant Control and Monitoring
IBECS

Power plant control and monitoring can be complex given the need to integrate many different platforms. Adding to the complexity is the fact that HMI’s (Human-Machine Interface) supplied by the…


Gas Turbine Major and Generator Test & Balance
Frame 5 Turbine

Mechanical Dynamics and Analysis (MD&A) was contracted after a forced outage to perform a major overhaul on a cogeneration unit’s MS5001PA gas turbine, and to remove, test and inspect the…