Gas Turbine Tutorial - Maintenance And Operating Practices Effects On Degradation And Life.
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Proper maintenance and operating practices can significantly affect the level of performance degradation and thus time between repairs or overhauls of a gas turbine. Proactive condition monitoring will allow the gas turbine operator to make intelligent service decisions based on the actual condition of the gas turbine rather than on fixed and calendar based maintenance intervals. Maintaining inlet air, fuel, and lube oil quality will further reduce gas turbine degradation and deterioration. This tutorial provides a discussion on how degradation develops and affects the performance of the gas turbine. Recommendations are provided on how the operator can limit this degradation and any deterioration of the gas turbines through proper maintenance practices. The effects of water-washing and best washing practices are discussed. Emphases is on monitoring of gas turbines performance parameters to establish condition-based maintenance practices.
Kurz, Ranier; Brun, Klaus (2007). Gas Turbine Tutorial - Maintenance And Operating Practices Effects On Degradation And Life.. Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories. Available electronically from