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Gas & Steam Turbine

The capacity of a typical steam or gas turbine can range from 50 kW to several hundred MW for large utility power plants, placing exceptionally high performance demands on components such as gears and airfoils. Depending on the load and speed, gears typically operate in harsh conditions and premature wear and subsequent failures are frequently encountered. Similarly, airfoils must have smooth surfaces to avoid stress corrosion cracking, air resistance, and subsequent efficiency losses. Moreover, airfoils are belted manually, which reduces throughput, produces inconsistent results, and is labor intensive.

REM’s ISF Process solves these problems for steam and gas turbines. The ISF Process extends component life, thus reducing maintenance and downtime. Also, in the case of airfoils, the ISF Process eliminates the need for hand belting, resulting in more consistent results. Furthermore, the ISF Process is capable of deburring and radiusing sharp edges, reducing the likelihood of stress corrosion cracks and air flow resistance. Lastly, the ISF surface reduces the accumulation of deposits on airfoils, again resulting in an improvement in their overall efficiency. ­

ISF Steam and Gas Turbine Performance Benefits:

  • Increase Durability
  • Reduce Lubrication Requirements and Cost
  • Eliminate Break-inISF Processed Turbine
  • Reduce Contact and Bending Fatigue
  • Reduce Warranty Maintenance Costs
  • Recycle Used Gears by Refurbishment
  • Airfoils/Blades
  • Reduce Stress Corrosion Cracking
  • Reduce Air Resistance
  • Increase Efficiency
  • Reduce Amount of Deposits Sticking to Blades

Interested in learning how REM and the ISF Process can add significant value to your parts? Simply contact us for more information.