EXPERTISE, PREPARATION, AND PLANNING
Let’s make your next outage your best one
Whether you’ve just started planning for a power plant outage, are in the middle of outage planning, or are dealing with an unplanned plant shutdown or turnaround, GE has the expertise and services to help. Our power plant outage services team has broad experience handling both planned and unplanned outages and can service cross-fleet/other OEM equipment. Let us help guide you through the outage process.
Explore our interactive timeline below—it can help provide you with important deadlines for the outage planning process. No matter what state of planning you’re in, though, we’ll work with you to make sure your outage is successful.
Your unit is due for an outage in the coming years. You’re starting to plan your plant outage and procedures, what work needs to be done and what you’d like to accomplish. For customers not under services contracts, you’re thinking through who will support your outage and where you need to go for parts and repairs. It’s not time quite yet to get all the details squared away, but you definitely want to get ahead of the game.
Strong focus on the timing, scope, and schedule of your outage and a strong collaborator to support your plant outage management and planning needs.
When you start planning your outage early with GE, not only are you being more efficient, you’re ensuring access to our most experienced FieldCore engineering crews as well as making sure you have the parts availability that you need.
By engaging early with GE as your outage planner, you’ll have access to:
- Full engineering reviews and a complete walk through to review scope
- Thorough reviews and planning for equipment upgrades
- Necessary parts lists, created and ordered for on-time delivery
- Software and controls enhancements customized specifically for your site
- The absolute best support available to meet your outage plans
Your GE representative can serve as your outage concierge from Day 1, helping you think about the best way to scope your plant shutdown and how to get the most out of this important chapter in your power asset’s life. GE offers holistic support of your outage with services, parts, repairs, upgrades and overall outage planning to ensure everything runs smoothly from start to finish.
As the OEM we are continuously improving our methods and resources for the future of planned outages. Explore some of the advancements in robotics, automation, software, and smart tooling solutions being developed today at GE’s Gas Turbine Outage Simulator lab in Greenville, South Carolina. Check out our technologies that we’ll be deploying just in time for your next plant outage, /p>
You may be considering upgrading any of your units to improve performance or maintenance intervals. What are your options and how will they impact the overall plant?
A choice of options for upgrades during your planned outage, tailored to your assets and your needs.
GE can assist you with planning upgrades right alongside of your outage management, helping you to get the most out of your equipment, whether you’re looking for flexibility, output, efficiency, operational reliability—or all four. Want to get live updates and follow along while your power plant outage is being performed? With My Dashboard, you can.
Is your gas or steam turbine reaching its full potential? Is it optimized for the market it’s in today? Timing upgrade opportunities with your next planned outage provides a great opportunity to return your unit to full service and make sure it’s working better for you than ever before. If you operate a combined-cycle plant, have you also thought about the balance of plant…generator, HRSG, and steam turbine?
In addition to plant turnaround management, discover our range of upgrade opportunities—from control systems to performance enhancements to GE’s OpFlex solutions for your gas turbine, generator, steam turbine, and HRSG, which help tackle a variety of operating issues for increased reliability and flexibility. We also have controls specialists that can work with you to identify modifications or upgrades that may be required.
Contact your GE account manager to kick off a discovery session to explore opportunities to improve your O&M cost or market competitiveness. We can help you get more information tailored to you and your needs, and we’ll work right alongside you to get you the outcomes you need.
Will I have everything I need for my power plant outage?
An inventory of your capital parts.
Capital parts, either new or refurbished, should be ordered 12+ months in advance of your scheduled outage.
Meeting early with your outage provider and conducting a full inventory walk down to fully prepare your existing inventory is a great way to make the most of your existing resources. And for what you don’t have in stock, GE can help fill in the gaps with a continuously replenished inventory of over 10,000 individual parts, and a reliable supply chain.
With certain components, particularly steam, HRSG, and legacy B- and E-class parts, the earlier you get started, the better. Ready to schedule an outage planning meeting with us? Contact your GE Parts Sales Manager and Account Manager to discuss your parts inventory and needs.
What repairs will be required during my outage?
A global footprint of cost-effective, best-in-class repair solutions.
We have a new approach to outage parts repairs driven in large part by to feedback from customers like you.
We can offer repair capabilities directly at your site or ship them to one of our high-tech repair technology centers. We’ve streamlined our repairs solutions to eliminate steps, costs, and above all, time. With GE, you’ll always have the most advanced repair capabilities at your fingertips, and we’re continually developing innovative solutions.
With your plant outage coming up, it’s time to bring everything together and focus on the details.
Consumable parts support.
We have a team of experts that can help you make sure all your consumable parts are accounted for.
Consumable parts are usually last on the list, but can also be one of the trickiest components of any power plant shutdown. Our team recommends performing these steps before your outage:
- Review your past outage reports and recommendations
- Deep dive into your Bill of Materials
- Determine your needs down to the smallest bolts and screws
…or you can have GE do it for you. Our specialists use their field engineering expertise combined with your unit’s unique history to generate a customized parts list, making sure your part numbers are up to date, and prioritizing your needs--especially if you have a limited budget. With your outage nearing, you’ve got enough to think about.
You’ve made it to the home stretch before your planned outage. What now?
To make sure you’ve got everything for your outage.
Not only can our outage specialists make sure you’re ready to go, we offer a range of services that can be performed during your outage—just ask!
It’s almost time for your outage—are you ready? You’ve finalized your site mobilization, established shifts, determined the schedule, roles, and prep. Do you have your parts? If you forgot something, we have a huge refurbished parts inventory, with ATS, and SMI parts also available. Your GE account manager can help you ensure that you’ve got everything you need and ready to go, and you can always log in to My Dashboard to track part delivery and services during your outage.
It’s an unfortunate fact of life—not every outage can be planned. Luckily, if you forgot to order a part, had an issue pop up during an outage, or are facing a forced outage or plant shutdown, we’re here to help.
Not only can we support last-minute outage requests, we can help you with additional parts from our refurbished part pool. Our field technicians are backed by a global network of technical, repair, and analytics experts that can respond quickly to unplanned events.
Whether it’s a coal plant shutdown or a refinery turnaround, contact GE Power today for more information on plant outage management & planning.