September 8, 2016: Robust Bucket Repair – 7FA.03 1st Stage Bucket
Erosion / corrosion / oxidation of the tips, lifting of the tip plates, liberation of the tip plates, shortened life cycles and increased repair costs have led Sulzer to engineer robust bucket repairs for the 7FA.03 end users.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 @ 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Users only register below.
Results of partnership with an end user to perform rainbow testing of the engineered repair procedures through major cycle.
How repair materials have increased oxidation and corrosion resistance.
Details on new tip plate design, weld wire and extreme temperature resistant coatings, and aluminide coatings.
Improvements to coating system between the bucket tips and shroud block interface.
End users that have upgraded their 7FA.03 turbines have seen a dramatic decrease in fallout, lowered operating expenses, and increased reliability.