Reliability Analysis of Gas Turbine

  • Fernando Jesus Guevara Carazas
  • Gilberto Francisco Martha de SouzaEmail author
Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)


This chapter presents the application of reliability concepts to evaluate the overall performance of gas turbine used in open cycle or combined-cycle thermal power plants. The thermodynamics derived performance parameters of gas turbines are presented, including the presentation of the tests codes used to evaluate turbine performance during power plant commissioning. The IEEE Std 762 is presented as traditional way to measure gas turbine availability although it is based on deterministic analysis and does not allow long-term prediction of gas turbine performance. The fundamental reliability and availability concepts associated with gas turbine are presented and an example of reliability analysis of a heavy duty gas turbine is also presented.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando Jesus Guevara Carazas
    • 1
  • Gilberto Francisco Martha de Souza
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Mechatronics and Mechanical Systems EngineeringPolytechnic School, University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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