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Steam turbines generally have a working life of 30 years or more. During this time, improvements in technology enable designs of greater efficiency, reliability, and flexibility.
But, even with improved technology, large generation assets are difficult to replace—operation is often extended and additional reliability issues arise.
Many of the advantages of new technology can be applied by replacing major components on an existing machine. This alleviates plant changes, as well as related civil engineering work. Our upgrades can help improve the efficiency, output, reliability, and availability of your steam turbine—and we can perform these upgrades on GE steam turbines or from other OEMs.
GE offers a complete portfolio of steam turbine upgrade solutions to help enhance the flexibility of your combined-cycle power plant, from improved start times and more efficient HP/IP shells to advanced thermal stress control.
Improve performance with a steam path upgrade from GE—a cost-effective alternative to a complete section replacement that helps increase steam turbine output through the recovery of aging losses and improved technology.
Protect your steam turbine’s main stop and control valves (MSCVs) and combined reheat valves (CRVs) by coupling hardware upgrades with advanced health-monitoring analytics.