Gas and steam turbines are used to generate electricity

Gas and steam turbines are used to generate electricity. They are indispensable for
safeguarding the power supply to private households and to many industries such as:

  • Oil and gas
  • Petrochemicals
  • Pulp and paper.

Precise alignment of the turbine shell to the rotor brings many benefits:

  • Increased overall efficiency of the turbine
  • Reduction of wear in different turbine components
  • Minimization of undesired vibrations
  • Extension of the MTBF.

State-of-the-art laser technology substantially reduces the time required for the measurement
of a turbine alignment, compared with conventional methods such as the piano wire or the
dummy shaft. Suitable permanent monitoring systems for detecting positional changes during
operation ensure optimal turbine operation over extended periods.