Allied Power Group (APG) provides comprehensive performance upgrades and power augmentation solutions for industrial gas turbines across the world. We understand the criticality of running gas turbine plants for sustainable power generation industry-wide.
Our engineering team works with clients to avoid GT service disruption and reduce downtime while continuously working to improve IGT efficiency.
Our advanced diagnostics and global engineering experience combine to troubleshoot many common performance issues while boosting the output.
We work with GE, Siemens and many big global brands in compliance with the highest industry standards. Schedule regular performance upgrades or maintenance for gas turbine plants.
APG has found there is often a significant amount of output that can be gained on a unit by simply increasing the firing temp. These types of increases can range from simple controls modifications to coating, cooling, and material changes. Depending on the operations of your unit, this increase in firing temp can be a very cost-effective way to gain additional Megawatts.
Our engineers conduct Hot Gas Path Inspection (HGPI) to find and fix the turbine parts exposed to high temperatures from the hot discharged gases.
We generally use thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) that help withstand high temperatures while increasing the durability of the turbine components. There are different cooling methods used for turbine blades. It includes blowing cold air over the surface and film-cooling which introduces a layer of coolant between the hot gases and the surface. We can also use one or more than one method to prepare the gas turbine components against the rising firing temperature.
Reductions in the loss of air on a unit can have a positive impact not only on the efficiency but also output. And the sealing system is crucial to restrict air leakage and improve the performance of the gas turbine. APG has many options for sealing modifications including seal clearance reductions, brush seals, honeycomb seals, cloth side seals, and abradable coatings.
Our engineers use airfoils to reduce and maintain optimal seal clearance between the rotor and stator. We also use brush seals (made using thousands of thin bristles) which effectively maintain the original clearance longer than labyrinth seals and can reduce air leakage by upto 90%. The honeycomb seals maintain a reduced gap between moving parts of the turbine. Cloth side seals (made of high-temperature, corrosion-resistant materials) are yet another dependable option for GT performance and efficiency upgrades. We also apply the abradable coating to enhance efficiency, reduce emissions, and extend the lifespan of the machinery.
APG takes immense pride in the patented power augmentation system that upgrades your current fleet of GTEs. Gas turbines follow the Brayton cycle, where the efficiency of the cycle increases with an increase in compressor inlet air density. APG can support power augmentation modifications including but not limited to evaporative cooling, inlet chillers, compressor fogging and water/steam injection systems. Gas turbine fogging system enables uniform spraying of tiny water drops in the compressor inlet air. It reduces the temperature but increases air density for the fast turbine to generate more power. Evaporative cooling system is one of the economical ways to improve the GT output and efficiency. With our mechanical inlet chilling systems, the air temperature reduces below dew point temperatures, thus providing a more consistent and dependable GT output. Many OEM manufacturers opt for wet compression which can be used in combination with other methods.
APG provides GT performance upgrades that drive value to the OEM makers. Our engineers can work as per your operating profile and plant maintenance schedule.
Boost gas turbine output with efficient use of fuel and other critical resources
Upgrading GTs with modifications results in reduced carbon emissions
Cut down the operating trips while improving the availability/reliability factor
Generate adequate power to meet current and future power demands
Reduce the turbine’s operational and maintenance costs
Extend the life of gas turbines by 10 to 20 years or more
APG is a third-party service performance upgrade service provider for many global brands. From regular performance upgrades to specialized power augmentation and beyond, you can count on us.
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Our engineering team works with clients to determine and fix the actual causes of the turbine’s poor performance, and efficiency. We use the latest OEM technology and tools for accurate and fast results.