Veracity Technology Solutions Develops Inspection for the Alstom 11N2 Row 3 Blades
Veracity Technology Solutions (VTS), an AGC Aerospace & Defense Company, has announced the development of a new non-destructive inspection process to detect defects in Alstom 11N2 gas power generation turbines.
“Based upon our customer’s requests, we’ve rapidly developed an inspection that meets a specific need within the 11N2 fleet,” stated Veracity President, Kevin McKinley. “Since inception, our technicians have already reduced the inspection time by 25% allowing our customers to more accurately plan their outage downtime.”
Based on the findings from a forced outage, the customer identified the trailing edge area as the root cause of a row 3 blade liberation. Working with the customer, Veracity developed an eddy current and borescope inspection to help mitigate the risk of this component failing during operation. The inspection can typically be completed in less than 8 hours and provides the users a method to monitor the suspect components at scheduled intervals.
Veracity Technology Solutions develops customized nondestructive inspection solutions for aerospace systems and power generation equipment. Veracity technicians use proven, proprietary technology to check for defects or potential problems – on applications such as wings, rotor blades, landing gear, generators, and both gas and steam turbines. The methodology and technology help customers extend the service life of high-value assets, lower inspection costs, and eliminate hazardous processes.
AGC Aerospace & Defense is a global supplier of technologies, systems and services that support key commercial and military programs. Capabilities within the AGC Aerospace & Defense portfolio include: financing, engineering, integration services, manufacturing, logistics and aircraft modifications.
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