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Advanced Crack Detection In Free Standing Steam Turbine Blades and Bid Strategy and Outage Planning

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2020 @ 3pm and 3:30pm EST

Presentation Synopsis

Advanced Crack Detection In Free Standing Steam Turbine Blades

With units operating at lower loads have the risk of blade flutter increases. Blade vibration monitoring can be a powerful tool to detect this blade flutter and help to reduce blade fatigue with the goal of extending life. This presentation will discuss the advantages of monitoring blades through a vibration monitoring system. It will be a primer on how Blade Vibration monitoring is implemented. In addition this presentation will discuss a patented technique that Siemens is applying that has been proven to detect cracks in free standing blades.

Bid Strategy and Outage Planning

Siemens Approach to Bid Strategy and Outage Planning.

Key Takeaways for Users

  • Advanced Crack Detection In Free Standing Steam Turbine Blades
    High Level overview on how Blade Vibration Monitoring works. In addition a high level overview of a new analysis algorithm that has been proven to detect cracks in free standing blades.
  • Bid Strategy and Outage Planning
    Begin Planning as early as possible. Engage experts (the OEM and others) for their experience. Establish objectives and make decisions ahead of time. Be prepared for findings. Learn and improve for next time.

Presenter

Steve Radke, Steam Turbine Combined Cycle Product Manager Americas

Steve is currently the steam turbine combined cycle product manager for the Americas. In his previous roles he has been responsible for new turbine installation, project management and steam turbine service engineering. He has been with Siemens for 22 years and has earned his Bachelor of Science Engineering: Industrial Engineering and Management Science (Industrial Engineering Bachelors) from the University of Central Florida.

Randy Steele, Steam TMS Program Manager

19 year career at Siemens. 2001~2007 Field Service Engineer. 2007-2011 Project Engineer. 2011-2012 Technical Services Manager. 2012-Present Steam TMS Program Manger

Contacts

Xavier Montesdeoca
Steam Turbine Frame Owner
xavier.montesdeoca@siemens.com
+1 (407) 446-8872

Steve Radke
Steam Turbine Combined Cycle Product Manager Americas
steve.radke@siemens.com
+1 (407) 463-7038

Randy Steele
Steam TMS Program Manager
randall.steele@siemens.com
+1 (720) 369-9481

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