Different types of gas turbine operation require different kinds of maintenance strategies to ensure reliable and cost effective operation over time.
VBR provides long-term solutions
VBR Turbine Partners supports GE LM users to reduce total cost of ownership by enabling the shift from time based maintenance to condition based maintenance. By defining and identifying maintenance indicators, resources, objectives, costs and ROI and and holding these key performance indicators against your specific business situation and requirements, operators can plan their long-term maintenance strategies in the most effective and profitable way.
Optimal planning (both practical and financial) of maintenance will result in a strategic maintenance plan, which can become part of a maintenance agreement.
Although condition monitoring it is not required for drafting a good maintenance plan, it is this intelligent monitoring that enables the actual shift from time based to condition based maintenance.
At VBR we have an in-depth knowledge of how gas turbines operates and of the impact of various key parameters on the wear and efficiency of an engine. From a maintenance perspective, we analyze inspection results and insights gained from condition monitoring of the gas turbines and its subsystems with our RAPID remote maintenance support. This way we are able to predict when certain engine problems will most likely arise so adequate maintenance activities can be scheduled well in advance.
After gathering and analyzing all data we determine in close consultation with our customers the most beneficial moment to perform required maintenance activities. Based on factors such as the customers' operating conditions, priorities, risk appetite, resource availability, market demand and rates, etc., we define the optimum maintenance process in order to achieve minimal business process interruptions and lowest costs. The outcome of this consultation & coordination process will be captured in a strategic maintenance plan.