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Critical steam turbine blade redesign increases reliability and production

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Sulzer Critical steam turbine blade redesign increases reliability and production

Critical steam turbine blade redesign increases reliability and production

By: Sulzer

Sulzer experts shared a preeminent blade failure and tailored redesigning solution on December 6, 2022, during a webinar. Now available on-demand.

Repair over replacement is the real solution to critical failures

The acquisition of any highly engineered plant comes with the challenges of adopting and adapting to assets with unknown history or reliability track record. Turning to an independent service provider (ISP) with best-in-class technology and engineering solutions is the optimal approach.

Our client faced a challenge when its new Delaval Topping turbine caused an operational set back at an ammonia site due to critical rotor blade failure. Although a spare unit was available, the plant production rate was compromised. Our client turned to Sulzer for its expertise in failure analysis. Sulzer offered solutions to reengineer and modify the blade design, which restored the plant production rate and mitigated future failure.

Regardless of your equipment’s maturity or condition, Sulzer’s one-stop-capabilities prove effective for asset management, repair and reliability. This webinar will showcase how Sulzer’s expertise, flexibility and solutions decrease downtime and optimize production.

Find out how your asset can be better serviced by registering here:

About Sulzer

Sulzer is a global leader in fluid engineering. We specialize in pumping, agitation, mixing, separation and application technologies for fluids of all types. Our customers benefit from our commitment to innovation, performance and quality and from our responsive network of 180 world-class production facilities and service centers across the globe. Sulzer has been headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834. In 2021, our 13’800 employees delivered revenues of CHF 3.2 billion. Our shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: SUN). The Flow Equipment division specializes in pumping solutions specifically engineered for the processes of our customers. We provide pumps, agitators, compressors, grinders, screens and filters developed through intensive research and development in fluid dynamics and advanced materials. We are a market leader in pumping solutions for water, oil and gas, power, chemicals and most industrial segments.

Through a network of over 100 service sites around the world, Sulzer provides cutting-edge parts as well as maintenance and repair solutions for pumps, turbines, compressors, motors and generators. We service our own original equipment, but also all associated third-party rotating equipment run by our customers, maximizing its sustainability and life cycle cost-effectiveness. Our technology-based solutions, fast execution and expertise in complex maintenance projects are available at our customers’ doorsteps.

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