F-Class Rotor Life Extension

Ensure your rotor performs over the long term with GE’s F-class Rotor Life Extension (RLE) program. Our broad portfolio of options to extend asset life can be tailored to your site economics and operating conditions, and can include disassembly, inspection, measurement, repair, and select component replacement.

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What Can Upgrading Do for You?

  • Reduce degradation effects and stresses
  • Reduce fretting wear between the rotating blade and rotor interfaces
  • Move natural frequencies for vibratory margin
  • Improve rub characteristics
  • Augment durability and longevity
  • Improve loading and durability on the forward stage stator rings and the aft stage stator vanes

How we get you there

Technical Data
Variables that Impact RLE  RLE Inspections
Operational history Visual Inspections
Maintenance practices Dimensional Inspections
Material properties Magnetic/FPI I nspections
  Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
  Eddy Current Inspection (ECI)

Applicable Turbine Models

  • 6F, 7F, 9F