Hot section exchange on-site
An on-site hot section exchange provides significant reductions in exchange costs and turnaround times. You have more control over what actions are taken to repair your engine.
Repairs at your location can be performed at lower costs. Shipping your engine to an OEM licensed overhaul depot will decrease your influence on the repair process.
Hot section exchange required?
VBR provides cost-effective solutions
Major impact of a hot section exchange
The major share of the gas turbine maintenance budget is consumed on engine overhauls and hot section exchanges. The standard procedure for hot section exchange as advised by the OEM requires a shut down the operation and shipment of the engine to an OEM licensed depot. Temporary solutions must be arranged, such as the installation of a lease engine. Re-installation of your overhauled engine with the new hot section causes another shut down.
Obviously this is a costly and time consuming procedure that can be improved by our on-site services.
VBR Turbine Partners provides an alternative to the conventional method. On-site hot section inspection and exchange services may be the answer you need. VBR has the expertise, capabilities and experience to exchange a hot section on-site. Inspection, cleaning and replacement can be part of this process. An on-site exchange requires only one shut down. Normally faster and without the transport costs, so therefore more cost-effective.
When the old hot section is no longer adequate, VBR can advise about possible solutions for client’s specific business purposes (both economical and technical). This way gas turbine owners & operators can make well-informed decisions about the most cost-effective solution for their specific situation.
The alternative for buying a brand new hot section is an overhaul of your removed hot section. This will take time and possibly you will need to lease a temporary hot section. A faster way is to exchange your hot section with serviceable hot section from our stock. Another option is to use our hot section as a temporary solution untill we have finished overhauling your own hot section. In this way you are able to safe money on the lease of a temporary engine (part). VBR can also be of help with support in refurbishing or selling a used hot section.
- shorter turnaround time (TAT)
- shorter total down times
- cost effective hot section replacement
For further information about the benefits of retrofitting obsolete or mature gas turbine control systems please contact us.