Industrial gas turbines are often very expensive devices, which means when they go out of service one has to be clear in the knowledge of what maintenance needs to take place to keep them functioning properly. In this blog article, we’ll look at a few different case studies on gas turbine maintenance and maintenance plans.
Introduction to Gas Turbine Maintaining
Gas turbine engines are highly advanced and reliable machines, but like any machine, gas turbine maintenance is also required to keep them running at their peak performance.
One of the most important aspects of gas turbine engine maintenance is keeping the blades clean and free from deposits. This is crucial to maintain efficiency and prevent damage to the engine. Here are a few tips on how to deal with blade cleaning:
1. Use a soft brush to clean the blade surface. Be gentle, as too much scrubbing can damage the metal.
2. Apply an approved blade cleaner using a spray or pump-style applicator. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully for best results.
3. Wipe off any excess cleaner with a cloth or paper towel, then allow the blade to air-dry completely before reinstalling into the engine housing.
The Proper Spare Parts
For those who have been in the turbine business for some time, cleaning and maintaining gas turbines can be a familiar process. However, for new operators or those without lots of experience, this task can be daunting. The following four steps will provide a basic overview of the proper spare parts and cleaning procedure for gas turbines.
First, it is important to understand that the protective coatings on the blades, rotor and other parts of a gas turbine can become fouled with scale build-up and metal shavings from blade rubbing. This will reduce the efficiency of the engine and increase maintenance costs. Second, as part of normal cleaning efforts it is necessary to disassemble the turbine to remove all debris: paint, varnish, metal filings etc. Any particles left on parts after assembly can cause further damage by promoting rusting and corrosion. After all debris has been removed, it is crucial to clean the parts using a specific type of abrasive cleaner specifically formulated for this purpose. Third, once all surfaces are clean and free from Esther deposits (a white crystalline material left behind by machining oils), oil-repelling agents must be applied in order to prevent future oil leaks or fouling. Finally, it is important to lubricate all moving parts using an appropriate grease using a method called “blending” which helps suspend fine particles in order to improve lubrication properties over time.
Common Problems with Gas Turbines
If you have a gas turbine, you will likely have to clean and maintain it at some point. While this may not be the most exciting topic to read about, it is important to know how to do it right in order to keep your machine running smoothly.
One of the most common problems with gas turbines is clogging or blockage of the intake screens. This can happen due to a variety of things, such as dirt, leaves, debri, or even sharp objects. If this happens, the turbine can become inoperable because the air flow cannot reach the blades. In order to prevent this from happening and prevent your machine from becoming too damaged, follow these tips:
1) Always clean your turbine before starting it up – Make sure you clean all of the parts that come into contact with air before using it. This includes the intake screens and any other openings on the machine.
2) Check for blockages regularly – Once a month or so, check all of the intakes on your turbine for any obstructions. If there are any found, remove them with aclear tool or by hand. Do not try to use force if needed – This could damage your machine further.
3) Keep your intake filters clean – Over time, these filters can get dirty and congested. Make sure you regularly clean them as well in order to keep your air flowing smoothly through your engine.
4) Changes in air temperature can also cause problems – If the weather changes, the air temperature can change inside your turbine. This can cause blockages and difficulty in moving air through the engine. Make sure you keep an eye on the temperature inside your machine and make any adjustments as needed.
How Do I Turn My Power Down?
There are a few different ways to turn off a gas turbine. One way would be to hit the “off” switch on the turbine itself. Another way is to hit the “shutdown” button on the power supply panel. Still another way would be to hit the emergency shutdown switch located on the outside of the turbine.
Once you have turned off the power, you will need to vent any hazardous gasses that may have been released from the turbine during operation. This can be done by opening all of the fan ports and turning on all fans in your facility. Finally, you will need to clean up any debris that was created during the operation.
Tips for Maintaining a Gas Turbine
For those of you who own, operate, or are in the process of purchasing a gas turbine, there are a few tips that you should keep in mind to help ensure proper maintenance. Proper gas turbine cleaning and lubrication is key to keeping your investment running smoothly, so make sure to read on for some advice on how to go about doing it.
One important tip when it comes time to clean your gas turbine is to use the correct type of cleaner. Most detergents used for general household cleaning products will not be effective in removing contaminants from a gas turbine engine.Instead, use specifically formulated engine cleaners specific for this type of equipment.
When it comes time to lubricate your gas turbine, make sure that you use the appropriate grade of grease. Many manufacturers now recommend using lithium based grease as its safe for fuel systems and overall operation of the machine.