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Preservation

On the basis of the priority feed-in of electricity from renewable energy sources, the conventional installations for generating electricity from fossil fuels are faced with new challenges. In times of sinking electricity prices, on the one hand, and rising costs for fuels, on the other hand, the highly efficient gas and steam turbine power plants are hardly ever economically viable. The consequence of this are frequent and sometimes prolonged downtime periods. Coal-fired large-scale power plants have to cope with flexible load requirements and longer running times in a weak- and partial load operation. On the other hand, in the case of short-term needs, greater reserve capacities must be kept, which should be available as quickly as possible.

Also in the case of industrial boiler plants, it is possible to come to downtime due to the operating conditions. And installations of the municipal heat or power supply are taken out of service as required.

In order to protect these plants safely against corrosion during a downtime, we have developed a flexible and cost-effective conservation process.

Gains

  • Protection of the entire circuit including steam and condensate system or individual components
  • Extending the life of the components and piping systems by more than 50 % in comparison with non-conserved materials
  • No time-consuming de-preservation during putting back into service
  • Reduction of the corrosion product entry into the steam generator during putting back into service
  • Shorter putting into service times
  • High protection in the filled and (partially) emptied state
  • No additional dosing or additional measures are necessary
  • Preservation of the system during operation or shutdown process
Preservation

Turbine cleaning

Even in the case of use of fully deionized feedwater, deposits of chlorides, sulfates, sodium, or silicates can build up on the turbine blades. These can result in loss of efficiency and can lead to damage to the turbine.

To remove these films, the turbines are mechanically cleaned. This method can only be performed during downtime and causes high costs.

Chemical cleaning processes with acids or alkalis can lead to corrosion and embrittlement of the base material.

Using the method of turbine cleaning developed by us, the films are carefully washed off the surface without any addition of aggressive acids and the basic material is not damaged.

Cleaning can be carried out during operation or during a shutdown. The use of our process ensures effective cleaning and shortens the downtime of the system.

Turbine cleaning
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