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Rotor Life Extension

Proven and reliable end of life solutions for aging fleets, including B, E, and F class was as well as mature Westinghouse units. EthosEnergy’s solutions have been engineered to meet or exceed the original equipment manufacturer and the recommended end of life.

Rotor Life Extension

Proven and reliable end of life solutions for aging fleets, including B, E, and F class was as well as mature Westinghouse units. EthosEnergy’s solutions have been engineered to meet or exceed the original equipment manufacturer and the recommended end of life.

Run your rotor for longer

There are more options than you might think when it comes to addressing your rotor end of life. Options beyond purchasing a new rotor, moving to a new technology, or risky used and grey market options.         

You need a trusted partner to navigate these options. 

Benefits of rotor life extension 

There are significant advantages to staying in your current technology and choosing a rotor life extension over a change in frame type or technology, most notably cost efficiency and the carbon-friendly decision to reuse versus manufacture new.  

EthosEnergy is the only non-OEM rotor option available for B/E/F class that uses OEM technology and materials. Key benefits include: 

  • Cost management 
  • Minimal turnaround time - no need for new permitting 
  • Flexibility vs rigid OEM offering 
  • Carbon-friendly (ESG friendly) by reusing existing assets vs new manufacture 
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About Rotor End of Life

A growing number of Frame 6 and Frame 7E/EA units are approaching the designed end of life according to Technical Information Letter (TIL) 1576 from the OEM. The TIL outlines the risk associated with exceeding hours and starts limits, including:

  • risk of failure and
  • serious injury to nearby personnel.

 

You could also face a loss of insurance or denied claims by operating beyond these limits:

  • 200,000 FFH
  • 5,000 FFS

A growing number of Frame 7 units are approaching the designed end of life according to Technical Information Letter (TIL) 1576 from the OEM. The TIL outlines the risk associated with exceeding hours and starts limits, including:

  • risk of failure and
  • serious injury to nearby personnel.

 

You could also face a loss of insurance or denied claims by operating beyond these limits:

  • 144,000 FFH
  • 5,000 FFS

Rotor Solutions

Lifetime assessment (LTA)  

  • TIL 1576 allows for a potential one-time extension beyond the FFH/FFS limits based on the results of an LTA. EthosEnergy’s qualified craftsmen and engineers can perform the LTA and determine the possible life extension based on results  

 

Condition Based Life Extension (CBLE)  

  • our qualified engineers perform a detailed evaluation of the rotor condition, associated risks, and recommendations for component replacement with a possible 50k-200k FFH extension 

Phoenix Rotor  

  • A hybrid rotor with new and Certified Previously Operated (CPO) components certified for the equivalent of the life of a new rotor. Proven OEM design and materials are used for EthosEnergy Phoenix Rotor compressor and turbine rotor discs.  

 

Certified Previously Operated (CPO)  

  • A rotor with a known pedigree that has been thoroughly inspected and tested at one of our centers of excellence. Certified for possible life up to 150,000 FFH.  

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Reducing the risk of failure for your gas turbine rotor

Gas Turbine Units for Sale

Upcoming Webinar on Rotor End of Life

This session will explore the design limits of your GE Gas Turbine Rotor as outlined in GE TIL 1576, outline critical factors to consider when deciding to replace or extend an end of life rotor, and provide details of EthosEnergy’s Rotor End of Life Program

June 8, 2022 1:00pm CST 

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OEM Pedigree with the flexibility of an ISP

OEM Pedigree with the flexibility of an ISP

EthosEnergy is the OEM for Fiat and Mature Westinghouse units, with over 65 years of OEM manufacturing experience. By applying our OEM design standards and processes, EthosEnergy manufactures combustion, gas path, compressor and rotor parts for these units as well as GE heavy frame gas turbines. 

We have developed a suite of rotor solutions aimed at extending the life of your asset in compliance with OEM recommendations, allowing you to stay in your current frame type for longer without purchasing a newly manufactured rotor or changing technology. 

Technical Overview

Using analytical tools and our OEM material database, we have identified the residual life of all rotor components. 

We then re-engineered the critical components using stress, temperature, and finite element models, allowing us to understand cyclical and operating life and develop our rotor life extension solutions. 

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