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Advantages of the LM6000 gas turbine upgrade

With the LM6000 peak performance upgrade kit, customers can see:

  • Increases between 5% – 10% over current gas turbine performance have been achieved, providing viable economic benefits offsetting expected accelerated engine life
  • Advanced monitoring algorithms to accurately track life impact, specifically logging: time, T48 temperature, SPRINT® flow, and NOx water flow
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What can the LM6000 upgrade do for you?

  • Increased SPRINT* water flow to suppress the T3 temperature to push the controls into T48 control
  • Increased T48 maximum temperature to produce more power.
  • Maximum NOx water ratio of 1:1
  • Operable at T2 temperatures between 45°F and 85°F

This LM6000 gas turbine performance upgrade kit requires modifications

 

  • Turbine modifications—the turbine requires that SPRINT* and VIGVs are installed, and that a borescope inspection is performed every 4,000 operating hours
  • For condition-based maintenance; the service factors are current as follows: 
    • Fired hours factor of 2.5—every hour in peak performance is equivalent to 2.5 fired hours
    •  Cycle factor of 3.8—every cycle of peak performance is equivalent to 3.8 starts
  • Controls modifications—upgrade to the latest fuel control software; possibly upgrade control system hardware; Tier 1 RM&D service is required; life tracking in control software and displayed on HMI