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Outage time reduction: Rotor cooling down time is reduced from 24 to 12 hours
Earlier start of planned maintenance activities
General Product Information
Availability is one of the key factors for profitability of a power plant. Siemens offers a broad range of products that increase the availability; one of them is the Reduced Cooling Down upgrade. This upgrade is based on a new cooling down procedure, which, amongst others, includes specific alternating speed ranges. These speed ranges increase the cooling air mass flow which results in a reduced rotor cooling time. Thus, the possibility of an earlier start of planned maintenance events or short-dated inspections is provided. Furthermore, RCD leads to a time reduction for gas turbine balancing work at the end of outages.
Thanks to the outage time reduction, the gas turbine availability is extended and a high monetary benefit can be obtained.
Benefits may include:
The scope of this upgrade includes:
Customer Extranet Portal
For owners/operators we offer further information on your equipment. Please register to the Siemens Power Generation Services Customer Extranet Portal.