Upgrade your generators for flexible operations

Replacing your older generator components with the latest technology

GE’s replacement solutions include engineered replacement configuration for existing other OEM equipment. Replacement solutions include enhanced technical features that were already used and proven on GE equipment. They can fix aging issues or early deterioration of young generator.

You may face a variety of challenges: Your generator is configured for base load but you start operating double shifting; or your generator starts aging and you want to maintain high availability; or you want to operate beyond the typical design life of 40 years (and with a possible uprate), then a replacement solution becomes an option. 

Replacement solutions might be the right solution for enhancing your generator's reliability, availability, and output. Replacement components can be configured with latest upgrades for lifetime extension, performance improvement, and flexible operation.

Your older generator components can also be refurbished, repaired, and kept on hand as a spare or used on another generator.

Solutions

Replacement solutions for generators

Applicability

  • All MW range, from industrial to nuclear plants
  • For generators with early failure mechanisms observed
  • For extended power uprate projects
  • For shifting from base load to flexible operation mode
  • On both GE machines and selected other OEM generators

Solution

  • Replacement of the complete generator with modern technology features, such as stainless steel stator winding and greater connectivity, will reduce the costs of maintenance and optimize availability of your assets.
  • Replacement of a complete rotor with modern cyclic duty upgrades will enhance the reliability and availability of your generator
  • Refurbishing old rotors provides you an optional spare option, lowering your plant downtime.

Your added value

  • Ability to respond and contain within a planned outage window with a replacement rotor
  • Reduced forced outage time by several weeks relative to a rotor rewind
  • Extended plant life with up to date replacement generator technologies
  • Replacement solutions help increase plant reliability and availability