Steam turbines are complex, and they’re intricately interconnected to the steam/water cycle at most fossil-fueled electric power generation plants. Operational anomalies can sometimes allow water into the turbine steam flow path, causing extensive thermal and/or impact damage to stationary and rotating components. Even a small amount of water can cause serious damage to the turbine blades, cylinders (casings) and valves.
This webinar will address the related challenges facing the power industry in maintaining varying levels of compliance with ASME TDP -1 recommended practices. It is essential that adequate testing, maintenance, monitoring and protection devices are in place to prevent steam turbine water induction from occurring.
The webinar will be presented by Mark A. Gregg, Principle Engineer and Managing Director of SimGenics Corporation. Mark has more than 40 years’ experience in the operation, maintenance and management of large thermal power plants, including the initial commissioning of seven different power generation facilities. Mark also frequently provides water induction prevention and other plant operational training to the power generation industry.