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Diagnostic Technology for Combustion Turbines in Power Plants

  • A. J. Smalley
  • R. M. Baldwin
  • G. H. Quentin
  • H. R. Simmons
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 352)

Abstract

This paper addresses diagnostic technology for power generating combustion turbines. It covers measurement techniques and software to interpret measured data, including details of methods to analyze transient vibration data. The paper reviews diagnostic techniques for on-line condition assessment and automated diagnosis, together with methods for defining and solving specific operational problems. Measured quantities include vibration, low speed shaft run-out, blade tip clearance, blade temperature, case distortion, strain, and combustion flame condition. Analysis techniques include modal methods, detection of significant change, visualization, and hot section life management.

Keywords

Critical Speed Electric Power Research Institute Blade Vibration Combustion Turbine Eddy Current Probe 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Smalley
    • 1
  • R. M. Baldwin
    • 1
  • G. H. Quentin
    • 2
  • H. R. Simmons
    • 1
  1. 1.Southwest Research InstituteSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.Electric Power Research InstitutePalo AltoUSA

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