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MS3002 Advanced Tech Upgrade Application and Operating Experience

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C. M. Grondahl

Turbine Technology Dept., General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY 12345

M. E. Guiler

Compressor Dept., Texas Eastern Pipeline Co., Kingwood, TX 77339

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 113(4), 495-500 (Oct 01, 1991) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2906267 History: Received January 24, 1990; Online April 24, 2008

Abstract

Modernization of MS3002 gas turbines produced by GE from 1951 to 1973 has been accomplished with the application of advanced technology components in a redesigned turbine hot section. Texas Eastern installed the first modernization package in 1986 and now has 10 units in service totalling more than 135,000 operating hours. This paper presents the user’s motivation to refurbish 30-year-old gas turbines, including details of the uprate installation and subsequent operating experience. Specifics of the advanced technology components in these units are provided including their impact on unit performance and reliability.

Copyright © 1991 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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