Advanced steam path (ASP) solutions
Regardless of your industry, GE can help release the potential of your steam turbines. We’ll help improve efficiency, operational flexibility, reliability, and output—either of individual parts or whole systems.
Because of their conservative configuration, many industrial steam turbines have capacity and capabilities that may be underutilized. These solutions can be installed simply and without impact to timeline during your next outage.
Whether your industrial steam turbine operates in chemical manufacturing, metals, marine/transportation, a refinery, or in pulp and paper many older units experience performance losses because of changes in nozzle and bucket throat areas and blade profiles, as well as deterioration and increased clearances.
By rebuilding the turbine with modern high efficiency components (usually nozzles, buckets, valves, and seals), our efficiency upgrade addresses the degradation, leading to improved efficiency and reliability for industrial turbines.
Upgrades and retrofits can give your steam turbine a new lease on life, boost reliability and efficiency, and even reduce CO2 emissions by replacing parts with improved components. GE offers full or partial steam path upgrades to ensure tailored, fast, and cost-effective solutions depending on customer needs and applications. Our upgrades can address the common factors holding back the industrial use of steam turbine power generation efficiency, parts obsolescence, performance deterioration, and decreased reliability.
Moreover, when changed operating conditions lead to different output requirements—or in the case of poor efficiency or when the risk of age-related failure is on the rise, GE offers solutions ranging from partial steam turbine retrofits (inner cylinder and partial blading replacement) to full retrofits (completely new steam path).
ASP industrial turbine upgrade and retrofit benefits:
Based on its broad knowledge on industrial steam turbines, GE offers an Advanced Steam Path (ASP) upgrade for AEG Kanis and Wesel machines.
GE offers valve improvements using the latest technology. These can be installed during a standard outage.
GE offers valve actuator improvements exploiting the latest technology. These can be installed during a standard outage.
GE offers valve improvements using its latest proven technology. These can be applied within a standard outage.
GE offers upgraded valves that help improve reliability and efficiency.
Valves are a key element for the safe and reliable operation of steam turbines. GE offers upgraded valves that help improve reliability and efficiency..
GE supports existing BBC IT-series steam turbines by offering improved inlet guide tubes for continuous operation.
GE always strives to lead the industry with the latest technologies and products. To ensure that we have the best possible offerings for our customers, we’ve acquired a number of industrial steam turbine companies over the years. As a result, GE is now the OEM for ABB, ACEC, AEI, Alsthom, Alstom, BBC, CEM, EE, EW, GE (Fitchburg), GE (Lynn), GEC, GEC Alsthom, Jugoturbina, Lang, MAN, MV, Rateau, and Zamech. If you own a steam turbine that was manufactured by one of these companies, our GE team has the expertise you’ve been looking for!