As your plant ages, a longer planning horizon creates both more options to consider as well as time to assess and quantify risk. Changing generation patterns and operating demands, regulatory uncertainty, and increasing cost pressures all illustrate the need to cost-effectively manage and maintain gas turbine rotor assets to keep operating your fleet while reducing downtime for the long term.

The history of GE’s B, E, and F fleets dates back over a half century. For the 7F alone, since 1990, there have been over 30 turbine rotor modifications, more than 10 compressor rotor enhancements, and more than 100 different blade changes. As the OEM, GE knows exactly what’s in your machine, and more importantly, which version of rotor it can be replaced with. We have developed proprietary gas turbine rotor manufacturing processes that cannot be duplicated by other providers, to make rotors through years of fleet and engineering analysis.

Operators of GE assets agree, and as rotor assets have aged over the last few years, customers have partnered with GE to replace more than 150 B and E turbine rotors and 200 7F rotors. When it comes to addressing gas turbine rotor needs there are many different solutions, but GE has the knowledge, history, and expertise to perform a full rotor life assessment, addressing all phases of the lifecycle—for today and tomorrow.

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Planning early not only allows you access to a wider array of rotor management options, it also helps you to get the most from your plant.
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RotorUp

 

YOUR GOAL

A flexible low-cost option including a GE-certified rotor with the latest rotor technology applied at each MI.

 

ROTOR LIFE
MAJOR INSPECTION
1-2MIs
STARTS
5,000+
HOURS
48K+

 

COMPATIBLE
WITH
GE

  • 6B
  • 7E
  • 9E
  • 6F
  • 7F
  • 9F

Our RotorUp program delivers increased plant availability and reliability by transforming rotor life decisions into an adaptable asset rotor life management strategy. At each major inspection, a just-in-time GE certified rotor with the latest GE standards and technical recommendations (TILs) addressed is placed into operation, while your existing rotor is sent to a GE shop to be updated and placed in the rotor pool. Customers will benefit from improved cashflows, flexibility, the latest technology improvements, cost avoidance, and continued modernization, meeting their needs with a fully customized solution.

 

Rotor exchange with new rotor

 

YOUR GOAL

Reducing total rotor costs.

 

ROTOR LIFE
MAJOR INSPECTION
3-4MIs
STARTS
5,000
HOURS
144K+

 

COMPATIBLE
WITH
GE

  • Fr5
  • 6B
  • 7E
  • 9E
  • 6F
  • 7F
  • 9F
ALSTOM

  • GT8
  • GT9
  • GT11
  • GT13
  • GT13E
  • GT13E2
  • GT24
  • GT26

Our Rotor Exchange program provides you with a gas turbine rotor that has been inspected and if needed, improved to GE’s strict standards, with life still left on the asset. You receive a GE-certified rotor with the latest technology improvements. Best of all, you get it quickly, helping to reduce downtime.

 

Rotor exchange with refurbished rotor

 

YOUR GOAL

Getting your rotor back to operation—FAST, with lower upfront costs, and greater flexibility.

 

ROTOR LIFE
MAJOR INSPECTION
1-3MIs
STARTS
2,400+
HOURS
48K+

 

COMPATIBLE
WITH
GE

  • Fr5
  • 6B
  • 7E
  • 9E
  • 6F
  • 7F
  • 9F
ALSTOM

  • GT8
  • GT9
  • GT11
  • GT13

Our Rotor Exchange program provides you with a gas turbine rotor that has been inspected and if needed, improved to GE’s strict standards, with life still left on the asset. You receive a GE-certified rotor with the latest technology improvements. Best of all, you get it quickly, helping to reduce downtime.

 

Rotor exchange with gas turbine uprate

 

YOUR GOAL

Lowering total rotor costs while improving plant output, efficiency, and flexibility.

 

ROTOR LIFE
MAJOR INSPECTION
1-2MIs
STARTS
5,000+
HOURS
144K+

 

COMPATIBLE
WITH
GE

  • 6B
  • 7E
  • 9E
  • 6F
  • 7F
  • 9F

Multiple options are available for power and gas turbine rotor efficiency upgrades. For example, upgrading to a new 7F Advanced Compressor and 3-step aged turbine rotor will provide significant hot day MW (up to 20%) and heat rate improvement (up to 3%), operational flexibility, and maintenance reductions with field-replaceable blades. This compressor platform forms the backbone of GE’s latest generation of heavy-duty gas turbines, including the 7F.05 and HA portfolio. The B and E fleet offers a variety of performance and flexibility upgrades as well, including the 6F AGP .01 to .03 compressor upgrade, the 7E high flow compressor, the 9E AGP or 9E MAX, or a turbine module or F2F upgrade with the same footprint as the 9E.03.

 

Rotor lifetime monitoring

 

YOUR GOAL

Running your current rotor without compromising safety or reliability.

 

ROTOR LIFE
MAJOR INSPECTION
1-2MIs
STARTS
1,000+
HOURS
50K+

 

COMPATIBLE
WITH
ALSTOM

  • GT8
  • GT9
  • GT11
  • GT13
  • GT13E
  • GT24
  • GT26

GE’s Rotor Lifetime Monitoring provides your gas turbine fleet rotors with class-leading and significant life capability. Using GE knowledge and field experience, we can monitor the rotor to enhance its lifetime without compromising safety and reliability. This includes inspections to estimate the operational risk level and mitigations to lower risk, enabling the full lifetime potential of the gas turbine rotor to be reached.

 

Rotor life extension

 

YOUR GOAL

Getting your rotor back to operation with flexible financial terms.

 

ROTOR LIFE
MAJOR INSPECTION
1-3MIs
STARTS
2,400+
HOURS
96K+

 

COMPATIBLE
WITH
GE

  • Fr5
  • 6B
  • 7E
  • 9E
  • 6F
  • 7F
  • 9F
ALSTOM

  • GT8
  • GT9
  • GT11
  • GT13
  • GT13E
  • GT13E2

Rotors are designed to operate at extremely high stress and temperature conditions—resulting in a finite operational life span. Our rotor life extension solution targets the repair, replacement and maintenance of individual gas turbine rotor components after a full disassembly and inspection protocol. It’s a cost-effective way to improve long-term reliability while continuing to realize operational value—when other options may not make economic sense. We draw on our field experience and accumulated OEM knowledge to create a customized life extension solution for gas turbine rotor assets that allows for extended operation of two or more additional maintenance intervals.

 


Rotor life extension

 

YOUR GOAL

Getting your rotor back to operation with flexible financial terms.

 

ROTOR LIFE
MAJOR INSPECTION
1-3MIs
STARTS
2,400+
HOURS
96K+

 

COMPATIBLE WITH
GE

Fr5 6B 7E 9E
6F 7F 9F
ALSTOM

GT8 GT9 GT11
GT13 GT13E GT13E2

 

Rotors are designed to operate at extremely high stress and temperature conditions—resulting in a finite operational life span. Our rotor life extension solution targets the repair, replacement and maintenance of individual gas turbine rotor components after a full disassembly and inspection protocol. It’s a cost-effective way to improve long-term reliability while continuing to realize operational value—when other options may not make economic sense. We draw on our field experience and accumulated OEM knowledge to create a customized life extension solution for gas turbine rotor assets that allows for extended operation of two or more additional maintenance intervals.

 

RotorUp

 

YOUR GOAL

A flexible low-cost option including a GE-certified rotor with the latest rotor technology applied at each MI.

 

ROTOR LIFE
MAJOR INSPECTION
1-2MIs
STARTS
5000+
HOURS
48k+

 

COMPATIBLE WITH
GE

6B 7E 9E
6F 7F 9F

 

Our RotorUp program delivers increased plant availability and reliability by transforming rotor life decisions into an adaptable asset rotor life management strategy. At each major inspection, a just-in-time GE certified rotor with the latest GE standards and technical recommendations (TILs) addressed is placed into operation, while your existing rotor is sent to a GE shop to be updated and placed in the rotor pool. Customers will benefit from improved cashflows, flexibility, the latest technology improvements, cost avoidance, and continued modernization, meeting their needs with a fully customized solution.

 

Rotor exchange with refurbished rotor

 

YOUR GOAL

Getting your rotor back to operation—FAST, with lower upfront costs, and greater flexibility.

 

ROTOR LIFE
MAJOR INSPECTION
1-3MIs
STARTS
2400+
HOURS
48k+

 

COMPATIBLE WITH
GE

Fr5 6B 7E 9E
6F 7F 9F
ALSTOM

GT8 GT9
GT11 GT13

 

Our Rotor Exchange program provides you with a gas turbine rotor that has been inspected and if needed, improved to GE’s strict standards, with life still left on the asset. You receive a GE-certified rotor with the latest technology improvements. Best of all, you get it quickly, helping to reduce downtime.

 

Rotor exchange with new rotor

 

YOUR GOAL

Reducing total rotor costs.

 

ROTOR LIFE
MAJOR INSPECTION
3-4MIs
STARTS
5000
HOURS
144k+

 

COMPATIBLE WITH
GE

Fr5 6B 7E 9E
6F 7F 9F
ALSTOM

GT8 GT9 GT11 GT13
GT13E GT13E2 GT24 GT26

 

Removing and replacing your existing gas turbine rotor with a new rotor from GE delivers long-term reliability, advanced equipment, the latest materials, and enhanced performance to customers who plan to operate their facility over the life of the new rotor. It resets the clock on your rotor at 144,000 or 200,000 hours and 5,000 starts.

 

Rotor exchange with gas turbine uprate

 

YOUR GOAL

Lowering total rotor costs while improving plant output, efficiency, and flexibility.

 

ROTOR LIFE
MAJOR INSPECTION
1-2MIs
STARTS
5000+
HOURS
144k+

 

COMPATIBLE WITH
GE

6B 7E 9E
6F 7F 9F

 

Multiple options are available for power and gas turbine rotor efficiency upgrades. For example, upgrading to a new 7F Advanced Compressor and 3-step aged turbine rotor will provide significant hot day MW (up to 20%) and heat rate improvement (up to 3%), operational flexibility, and maintenance reductions with field-replaceable blades. This compressor platform forms the backbone of GE’s latest generation of heavy-duty gas turbines, including the 7F.05 and HA portfolio. The B and E fleet offers a variety of performance and flexibility upgrades as well, including the 6F AGP .01 to .03 compressor upgrade, the 7E high flow compressor, the 9E AGP or 9E MAX, or a turbine module or F2F upgrade with the same footprint as the 9E.03.

 

Rotor lifetime monitoring

 

YOUR GOAL

Running your current rotor without compromising safety or reliability.

 

ROTOR LIFE
MAJOR INSPECTION
1-2MIs
STARTS
1000+
HOURS
50k+

 

COMPATIBLE WITH
ALSTOM

GT8 GT9 GT11 GT13
GT13E GT13E2 GT24 GT26

 

GE’s Rotor Lifetime Monitoring provides your gas turbine fleet rotors with class-leading and significant life capability. Using GE knowledge and field experience, we can monitor the rotor to enhance its lifetime without compromising safety and reliability. This includes inspections to estimate the operational risk level and mitigations to lower risk, enabling the full lifetime potential of the gas turbine rotor to be reached.

 

ROTOR ASSET MANAGEMENT PROGRAM WEBINAR
Take an in-depth look at GE’s rotor life management solutions, learn which solutions are right for your plant, and how planning early enables you to evaluate all options, assess, and quantify risk. Whether you are looking to extend asset life or add plant life capability and performance, GE has a solution tailored to meet your business needs.
SPEAKER:
Penny Leahy
Senior Product Manager - F-Class Rotors
GE Power
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Penny focuses on delivering F-class gas turbine rotor solutions. She holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She joined GE Power in 2001, where she’s held roles such as Product Services Engineer, Director of Performance Services and Product Line Leader.
SPEAKER:
Matthew Daly
Senior Product Manager - B/E-Class Rotors
GE Power
matthew_daly
Matt focuses on delivering B- and E-class gas turbine rotor solutions to meet customers’ lifecycle needs. He holds degrees in mechanical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and Georgia Institute of Technology, joined GE’s Edison Engineering Development Program in 2005, and has held other roles such as Director of Services and Performance Upgrades Manager for GE Renewables Onshore Wind.
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