Available on demand until October 29, 2020


Hosted By: POWER
Sponsored By: MD&A

Typical gas turbine components operate to the OEM recommended useful life. Sometimes upgrades are performed in the gas turbines components and the old components become obsolete. Many times, we find components that were not repaired because no procedures or technology was available at the time of their removal. Currently there are many ways to fully characterize the conditions of these components and properly evaluate them in order to determine if they are candidates for a life time extension and to operate them beyond the OEM established limits.

In order to determine if the components are candidates for a life time extension, we need to understand if the parent material has the properties needed to operate one more service interval. We also need to ensure that the repair that will be implemented can also operate for one more service interval. In the process of learning about the components condition we also get to understand their failure modes. We use these lessons learned to design gas turbine components that are more robust in operation and more repairable.

In this webinar we will cover the typical limiting factors of gas turbine components and how they can be repaired. We will cover the steps used in implementing a life time extension and will show some case studies. Some examples of how new parts are redesigned with features that make them more robust will also be covered.

This webinar will be beneficial to the engineers and power plant personnel involved with the refurbishment and replacement of the gas turbine hot gas path components.

The MD&A San Antonio Service Center, our Gas Turbine Parts Service Facility, has more than 20 years of proven expertise in repairing and manufacturing gas turbine components. This experience began with the repair of military gas turbine engines and transitioned to commercial aviation and industrial gas turbines.  MD&A’s team has extensive knowledge for a range of gas turbine component repairs. This repair center has repaired more than 1,200 F-class sets of components.

What the attendees will learn
  • Coverage of the limiting factors of the industrial gas turbine Hot Gas Path components.
  • Typical steps to follow when performing a life time extension project.
  • Upgrades, modifications, improvements, that can be incorporated to ensure a robust life time extension on a component, including advanced coatings.
Hear from this expert  
José M. Quiñones, P.E.
Director of Engineering
José is the Director of Engineering for the San Antonio Service Center, MD&A’s Gas Turbine Parts Service Facility.  He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and over 30 years’ experience working with gas turbine engines.  Eleven of those years he worked for the US Air Force in support of repairs of military engines, then with Pratt & Whitney, working with military engines, commercial aviation, and industrial gas turbines. Currently Jose supports the repairs and new parts manufacturing of industrial gas turbine components.


Sonal Patel
Sr. Associate Editor

Sonal is a national award–winning journalist, who has covered a wide range of technology, business, and policy issues for POWER since 2008. Along with keeping her eye on international matters for the magazine’s monthly Global Monitor section, she contributes in-depth analysis and spot news pieces for POWER and its other media channels. Sonal also surveys, crunches, and visualizes power sector data and trends for inclusion in web and print infographics. She is a graduate of the University of Houston. Follow her on Twitter @Sonalcpatel