Gas turbine alignment in less than an hour

 

 

Gas turbine alignment in less than one hour with ROTALIGN touch
Gas turbine alignment in less than one hour with ROTALIGN touch

TransCanada Turbines Test Cell repairs and services gas turbines in a unique test facility. The turbines are used primarily for compression, power generation and marine applications. After repair and servicing, the Test Cell undertakes performance tests of the turbines.

In this case, the Test Cell needed to align aeroderivative gas turbines to a steady pedestal bearing prior to the performance test.

The standard functions of the ROTALIGN touch make it ideally suited for performing this type of alignment job.

“The ROTALIGN touch with its larger detector, Move Simulator and ease of use have made the alignments in the test cell that much easier. Given the use of turn- buckles on the inboard end of the engine for adjustment, the ability in the ROTALIGN touch to show both vertical and horizontal adjustments live at the same time is essential.”, declares Darren Hall, Test Cell Technician, TransCanada Turbines Limited.

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