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Consider ‘water washing’ for steam turbines

05.01.2011  |  Bloch, H. P.,  Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Dowson, P. ,  Elliott Group, Jeannette, Pennsylvania

Keywords: [steam turbine] [maintenance] [water washing]

Occasions may arise when deposits form on the internal parts of steam turbines. The accumulation of these deposits may be indicated by a gradual increase in stage pressures over time with no evidence of vibration, rubbing or other distress. Such deposits have a marked detrimental effect on turbine efficiency and capacity. When deposits cause extensive plugging, thrust-bearing failure, wheel rubbing and other serious problems can result.

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