Exhaust isn’t just a lot of hot air
Since its introduction, advances in materials, cooling, and design have allowed gas turbines to operate with higher firing temperatures and greater airflows. These advances have resulted in hotter exhaust temperatures and higher aero loading that affect strength of exhaust systems during turbine start-up, operation, and shut down. Also, greater numbers of peaker units with high quantities of start/stop cycles are now operating, and they must deal with higher transient thermal stresses and aero loading that can come with turbine uprates. This generates greater fatigue stress that can drive cracking in gt exhaust systems.
IPS can quickly and expertly determine what areas of your exhaust system need improvement, and how those improvements will positively affect your bottom line. Our knowledgeable team is trained to see the crucial signs that indicate exhaust system distress, and can assess if your exhaust system needs repair, maintenance, or replacement. We can then provide a custom proposal and smoothly navigate the entire installation process so your system is running at maximum efficiency. Don’t let the warning signs go unnoticed – let our expert team save you time, money, and hassle by evaluating your exhaust system and preparing your company for excellence.
Exhaust Systems are built to provide four functions: noise reduction, withstand thermal stresses, hot gas ventilation, and minimize backpressure. Over time, all four of these factors wear on an a gas turbine exhaust system, causing rusting, cracking, morphing, and overall deterioration of the structure. By maintaining or upgrading your current system with the help of IPS, your business can increase the reliability and strength of your exhaust system. This can help decrease repair and operational costs, provide a safer environment for employees, and ensure your system is meeting regulations and requirements of industry agencies. Do you use any other tools other than thermal geography to identify damage or where repair can be made?
IPS provides full service to gt exhaust systems, including:
• Exhaust Plenum Assemblies (Plenum, Wing, Cowl, Expansion Joint)
• Exhaust Silencers and Stacks
• Exhaust Diffusers
• Exhaust Frame Assemblies