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Superior Turbine Solutions, Inc.

Steam Path Capabilities


Rotor Repair

Bucket/Blade Replacement
Bucket Cover/Shroud Band Replacement
Bucket/Blade Tenon Weld Repairs
Tie Wire Repairs
Lashing Lug Repairs
Erosion Shield Replacement
Turbine Rotor Machining
Low Speed Balancing

Superior Turbine Solutions, Inc.


Steam Path Capabilities
Rotor Repair
Bucket/Blade Replacement
Replace buckets/blades on turbine rotors. We can:
- Remove the old blades from the wheel
- Coordinate blast clean and N.D.E.
- Install new blades
- Layout and punch the new covers
- Peen tenons
- Finish machine to O.E.M specifications

Superior Turbine Solutions, Inc.


Steam Path Capabilities
Rotor Repair
Bucket Cover/Shroud Band Replacement
Two methods to perform this work.
First Method :
- Remove the old bucket covers/shroud bands
- Machine the bucket/blade vane tips to increase the active tenon
height
- Install new bucket covers/shroud bands
- Peen tenons
- Finish machine to O.E.M specification

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Steam Path Capabilities
Rotor Repair
Bucket Cover/Shroud Band Replacement
Second Method :
- Remove the old bucket covers/shroud bands
- Do what is known as a Fox Hole cover repair (this is done to
increase the active tenon height)
- Install new covers/shroud bands
- Peen tenons
- Machine new bucket covers/shroud bands back to O.E.M
specifications

Superior Turbine Solutions, Inc.


Steam Path Capabilities
Rotor Repair
Bucket/Blade Tenon Weld Repair
During a forced outage or, regular scheduled outage, a customer may have
problems with their seal strips cutting into the blade shroud bands/covers,
lifted shroud bands/covers or, simply erosion to the tenons due to poor steam
quality. We can perform the following repairs:
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We can remove the old shroud bands/covers


Prepare the tenons for welding
Weld tenons using 410SS filler material
Stress relieve tenons
Grind tenons back to original configuration
Make new fox hole shroud bands/covers
Peen and finish machine.

Superior Turbine Solutions, Inc.


Steam Path Capabilities
Rotor Repair
Tie Wire & Tie Wire Hole Repairs
Tie wires are used on General Electric style turbines or manufacturers that
follow General Electric design. At times when a unit is overhauled , cracks
are found in the tie wire or the tie wire hole in the blade. These can be
repaired during the overhaul. The normal repairs consist of:
- Replacing the tie wire
- Installing a sleeve over the crack in the tie wire
- Weld repairing the bucket/blade tie wire hole

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Rotor Repair
Cracked Tie Wire

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Rotor Repair
Lashing Lug Repairs
Lashing lugs are normally found on Westinghouse turbines or other
manufacturers that follow Westinghouse designs. Its typical during an
overhaul to find cracks in the Lashing Lugs. The Lashing Lugs are what
connect individual blades into blade groupings on the last couple of stages on
the LP rotor.
The crack indications are normally ground out, N.D.E. is done to the Lashing
Lug to insure that all of the crack indications have been removed , then the
Lashing Lug is re-welded and x-rayed.

Superior Turbine Solutions, Inc.


Steam Path Capabilities
Rotor Repair
Erosion Shield Replacement
Erosion shields are normally located on the last couple of stages on the LP rotor.
They are a hardened stellite strip that is installed to help protect the leading edge
of the blades. After years of operation, missing erosion shields, excessive wear,
crack indications, or loose bonds may make it necessary to replace the shields.
These can be replaced very easily in the field by :
- Removing the old erosion shield
- Repairing the blade platform
- Fitting a new erosion shield on attaching it using silver soldier
- Erosion shield is then ultrasonic tested to insure that they are bonded
properly.

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Rotor Repair
Remove Erosion Shields

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Rotor Repair
Clean Blade Platform

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Rotor Repair
Silver Solder New Erosion Shield

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Rotor Repair
After Final Polishing

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Steam Path Capabilities
Rotor Repair
Seal Replacement - Turbine Rotor
Replacement of the seals on the turbine rotor is very common during an
overhaul, especially on Westinghouse steam turbines. We can:
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Remove the old seal


Clean and inspect groove
Install new seal
Finish machine the seal back to original design

Superior Turbine Solutions, Inc.


Steam Path Capabilities
Rotor Repair
Turbine Rotor Machining
Various machining operations can be performed to turbine rotors. A
few examples would be machining of:
Bearing Journals
Re-Machining of Steam Seal Areas (either high/low teeth or
straight shaft seal areas)
Machining of Inner Stage Areas
Machining of Shroud Bands/Covers
Machining of Replacement Seals

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Rotor Repair
LP Rotor Repair - Removal Of Last Stage Blades

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Rotor Repair
LP Rotor Repair - View Of Dovetail Before New Blades Are Install

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Rotor Repair
LP Rotor Repairs Installing New L-0 Row Of Blades

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Rotor Repair
LP Rotor Repairs Some Blades Require Machining Before Installing
Blade Into Wheel

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Rotor Repair
LP Rotor Repair - Ream L-0 23 Blades

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Rotor Repair
LP Rotor Repairs - Tenons are peened after the shroud bands have been
fitted.

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Rotor Repair
LP Rotor Repairs - LP Rotor Machining

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Steam Path Capabilities
Rotor Repair
Low Speed Balancing
Low speed balancing can be provide by STS utilizing a Schenck H-90T 100
Ton Portable Balancing Machine.

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Quality parts provided by STS include:
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Turbine Buckets/Blades
Shroud Bands
Pins/Reamers
Tie Wires
Segmented Packing
Valve Stems
Valve Seats
Valve Disks

Coupling Bolts
Studs
Nuts
Erosion Shields
J Strip Seals

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Turbine Parts

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Steam Path Capabilities
Turbine Parts