Investigation of Steam Turbine Blade Failure
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Case Study 19: Blade failure was observed on a backpressure steam turbine (driving a centrifugal compressor) after it was in service for more than one year. This paper presents details of observations, inspections carried out and root cause analysis of the turbine blade failure.
Vengurlekar, Ashutosh; Fisher, Robert D.; Nakamura, Yuki; Sasaki, Yuichi; Hata, Satoshi; Ikeno, Kyoichi (2016). Investigation of Steam Turbine Blade Failure. Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. Available electronically from