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Turbine Steam Path
Volume 1
Maintenance and Repair
by William P. Sanders

Turbine Steam Path Vol. 1 affords anyone seeking information on turbine steam path maintenance and repair a complete and focused working knowledge of the subject—from the experienced engineer to industry lay person.

The reader of Turbine Steam Path will be able to:

  • Identify the type and severity of any damage
  • Suggest possible cause of damage
  • Indicate the most appropriate corrective actions available


1. Considerations of a Turbine Steam Path Maintenance Strategy

  • Considerations Relating to Maintenance Strategy
  • The Turbing Outrage
  • Establishing the Need for Unit Shutdown
  • Outrage Scheduling
  • Interval Between Maintenance Outrages
  • The Available Corrective Options
  • Distinction Between Causes and Mechanisms of Failure
  • Component Susceptibility for Deterioration
  • Instantaneous Damage or Failure
  • Factors Contributing to Gradual Deterioration
  • Monitoring Damage and Deterioration
  • Replacement Parts Strategy and Supply

2. Steam Path Component Alignment and Stage Spatial Requirements

  • Predictable Factors Affecting Design Clearance
  • Rotor Vertical Deflection
  • Differential Expansion
  • Radial Expansion of the Steam Path Parts
  • Diaphragm Deflection at Pressure and Temperature
  • Unit "End-to-End" Lateral Alignment
  • Methods of Field Alignment
  • Unpredictable Factors Affecting Design Clearance
  • Steam Path Area Requirements
  • The Stage Operating Definition
  • Steam Path Component Arrangement
  • Blade Vane and Cascade Geometry
  • The Effect of Vane Placement Errors

3. Steam Path Damage Induced by Water

  • Water Condensation in Expanding Steam
  • Radial Distribution of Moisture
  • Moisture Deposition
  • Measuring Moisture Distribution and Content
  • Water Removal from the Steam Path
  • Moisture-induced Damage
  • Moisture-impact Erosion
  • Blade-trailing Edge Erosion
  • Wire-drawing Erosion
  • Water-washing Erosion
  • Water Ingestion into the Steam Path

4. Operational Events Giving Rise to Steam Path Damage

  • Foreign Object Impact Damage
  • Sources of the Impacting Objects
  • Impact Damage Classification
  • Solid-particle Erosion
  • Scale Formation
  • The Erosion Mechanisms
  • Material Loss Patterns Due to SPE
  • Protective Measures Against Erosion
  • SPE Influence on Stage Performance
  • Stream Path Component Rubbing
  • Fretting Corrosion

5. Steam Path Damage and Deterioration from Material Property Degradation

  • Considerations of Material Structure
  • High-temperature Creep
  • Creep Deformation
  • The Creep Mechanism
  • Creep Rate
  • Creep in Steam Path Components
  • High-cycle Fatigue
  • The High-cycle Phenomena
  • Rotating Blade Vibratory Stresses
  • Material Properties
  • Fatigue Stresses and their Representation
  • Crack Growth
  • HCF Failure Surface Appearance
  • Creep Fatigue
  • Temper Embrittlement
  • Low-cycle Thermal Fatigue
  • Thermal Transients
  • Determination of Thermal Stresses
  • Components Operating at High Temperature

6. Steam Path Damage and Deterioration from the Deposition of Contaminants

  • Source of Steam Path Impurities
  • The Composition of Deposits
  • The Removal of Chemical Deposits from the Steam Path
  • Steam Path Cleaning Methods
  • Deposition Patterns
  • Steam Path Efficiency Deterioration
  • Steam Path Corrosion
  • Forms of the Corrosion Process


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Turbine Steam Path
Volume 1
Maintenance and Repair
by William P. Sanders

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