How to objectively assess the performance degradation on a steam turbine?
The client has a suspicion of performance degradation on the steam turbine on his cogeneration plant.
However, since “ready-made” solutions do not exist, he cannot assess this degradation correctly due to the variable and volatile operating conditions of his machine.
In order to identify the degradation, we firstly used our data analytics tools which enabled us to reveal the data related degradation pressure deviation at the extraction point. This degradation causes downtime and leads to efficiency loss up to 4%.
Through our historical data correlation analysis, we‘ve been able to diagnose a performance test as the origin of the degradation. Furthermore, we can also show through the analysis specific actions on the machine that progressively restore the performance.
Thanks to our analytics tools, we could turn the data into actionable intelligence and increase the insights on the steam turbine which the operating conditions are variable. The data analytics points out the corrective actions allowing the process to recover its optimal performance.
Data analysis reveals key variables
Identification of damaging and corrective operations