Turbine Inspections Without the Nuisance
Mitsubishi Power, Ltd.
Industry: Electric Power Generation

Turbine Inspections Without the Nuisance

A revolutionary new insulation and guide system allows power producer to ease one of their headaches during outages!

THE SOLUTION
Revolutionary Insulation Guidance Allows Generators to Slash Worktime by 80%.
The guide system also makes it easy to monitor the progress of the insulation process.
The system tells you which rack the appropriate block is stored on. During insulation removal, the system tells you where to store the modules.
THE SOLUTION
An Optimized Package to Solve the Client’s Problems in One Fell Swoop

At around this time, the team leader happened to attend a Users’ Conference of Mitsubishi Power’s gas turbine. He was engrossed by a presentation about Mitsubishi Power’s modular insulation package which comprises an intuitive guide system that harnesses wearable solutions coupled with blocks of insulation in easily workable sizes. The team leader knew instinctively that this solution would free his employer from the hassle of attaching mats and managing workers.

Mitsubishi Power’s guide system features a dedicated reader, which the operator wears on his/her neck. When the barcode on an insulation module is scanned, the system tells the operator graphically where on the turbine casing to attach the module, thereby eliminating the need to spend time searching for the correct location. The guide system also makes it easy to monitor the progress of the insulation process.

“They let me try out a demo model straight away. When you touch an area that needs insulating, the system tells you which rack the appropriate block is stored on. During insulation removal, the system tells you where to store the modules. Gone are the days of having to spend over an hour searching for mats.”

Highly thermally efficient and resilient, these insulation modules can be simply clipped onto brackets welded to the turbine casing. Because no specialized skills or tools are required, anyone, either a veteran or a novice, can attach the modules in minutes.

Case studies from other sites demonstrated that the use of the guide system could create an 80% reduction in process time compared to the current approach. The system not only ensured a high quality and consistent process, but would also enable the generator to reduce headcount and cut costs, thereby solving all of its problems in one fell swoop. After discussion with the related departments, the power producer decided to implement the block insulation package. It is currently performing simulations in preparation for the gas turbine’s next scheduled outage.

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Mitsubishi Power, as one of the core subsidiaries of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries group, offers generation technologies and solutions.

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