Compressor failure calls for comprehensive know-how
Going into 2022, our client knew it was going to be critical to have their units operational for the summer run. Miss your dispatch and – when the resulting penalties kick in – you can lose everything you would have made for the year.
So when they suffered a compressor failure at their peaking power plant in Indiana, they knew they had a job on their hands. Foreign object damage (FOD) had taken out the whole compressor. This wasn’t something the client’s internal crew could deal with. So our client called on our expertise and experience.
In December 2021, we worked on planning an outage, mobilizing all the replacement components the unit needed, including new compressor blades and vanes. No sooner had the new year begun than we were on site disassembling the machine.
But it turned out the damage was far more extensive than previously thought. When looking downstream, we discovered further issues. So we migrated our repairs into a major outage and cleaned everything up.