Today, the power plants have less and less in-house equipment expertise. The number of maintenance staff may have been reduced, and turbine generators are typically just one of their many areas of responsibility. Consequently, there is less time to dedicate to each equipment type, making it difficult to gain in-depth expertise in all areas. At the same time insurance companies require that more emphasis be placed on the maintenance of the life cycle of high-value and high-risk turbomachinery.
With the help of a knowledgeable partner, the risk levels for the main rotating equipment can be optimised to an acceptable level. A long-term service agreement with a competent service provider yields clear savings for the power plant owner, in terms of familiarity with the equipment history, performing continuous monitoring of equipment condition, and being able to take precise corrective action before major failures occur. If issues nonetheless occur, no time is lost in selecting a service provider – instead, specialiced technical support and experienced maintenance staff is always available at short notice, and focus is on quickly solving the problem.
Fortum eNext has expertise in a wide range of turbine generators from several different equipment manufacturers, and can cover the owner’s whole fleet even with equipment from many different brands. Our guide intended for plant owners and power producers describes the essential elements of the life cycle management of turbine generators and explains how systematic long-term approach can help you reduce maintenance downtime and costs.