Heavy Shell Castings Design/Operation And Repairs Criteria.
Unless the utility industry is prepared as a whole to commit a very large dollar amount to the purchase of new heavy wall castings for turbine casings and valve chests, the use of the art of repair for existing castings will need to be both understood and used in the near future. Existing equipment, some of it well over 40 years old, will need to be operated and in most cases the older the equipment, the more severe this service duty, i. e., cycling.
Breslin, Mark T. (1989). Heavy Shell Castings Design/Operation And Repairs Criteria.. Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories. Available electronically from