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REAL Services' technically sophisticated clients included establishments that are primarily engaged in the manufacturing of Electrical
Power, Transmission and Distribution of electrical power, and Specialty Transformers and maintenance.

These electrical generating stations maintenance plan include Ferrography and Oil Analysis; provided by REAL Services along with our exclusive SAVE REPORT that provides Return On Investment and Cost Justification of your PM Program.

Power Plant - Turbine Generator

Case Study # 311

Gas Turbine Generator 1B (297229); is one of three-(3) main turbines for GPP generation facility.  This unit was first rated CRITICAL 9/25/2001.

Recommendation: Consider scheduling this equipment for maintenance action in the near future. Specifically abnormal Aluminum bearing wear. Compare past performance data with current information.


Although the equipment particle concentration (EPC) had decreased for this equipment from 1,093 to 717 and is within acceptable limits for this type of equipment, analytical results show the presence of 70 micrometer (um) White Non-Ferrous Severe Sliding wear and Cutting wear particles. Testing is also show the presence of 70um Rolling Contact (Bearing) wear particles. The Rolling contact (Bearing) wear show the continued signs of tempering or rainbow coloration from elevated temperatures at the critical contact point. The Aluminum is the Babbitting from the Journal Bearing.


Upon opening of Gas Turbine Generator 1B (297229); the journal bearing was found with significant striations with Varnish & Lacquer accumulation as result of over heating of the oil. The sleeve is composed of white non-ferrous metal that has been wiped.

Secondary Damage, Property Damage was minimized. Service Interruption & Downtime was minimized. Maintenance scheduled and performed during holiday weekend slow period.

Optimized equipment performance and savings for the utility, customers and investors.


Original Component Savings:                         35,000,000
Secondary Damage Savings:                                           0
Down Time Min./Production hrs. Savings:          200,000
Business Interruption:                                            200,000
RUSH Shipping Cost Savings:                                         0
Parts & Inventory Warehouse Savings:                            0
Overtime Repair Savings:                                                  0    
                                Total SAVINGS:    $ 35,400,000


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