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New Options for Improving Operation and Reducing Maintenance in Diverter Valves

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John M. Brotzman

Bachmann Industries, Inc., Auburn, ME

Paper No. IJPGC2003-40040, pp. 241-246; 6 pages
  • International Joint Power Generation Conference collocated with TurboExpo 2003
  • 2003 International Joint Power Generation Conference
  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA, June 16–19, 2003
  • Conference Sponsors: Power Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3692-4 | eISBN: 0-7918-3677-0
  • Copyright © 2003 by ASME


Diverter valves are a critical link to the reliability and availability of a combined cycle plant. The flexibility that they allow is somewhat offset by the requirement for maintenance. Reducing maintenance is a huge advantage in operation. New designs allow for greatly reduced maintenance and huge improvements in reliability, availability and maintainability.

Copyright © 2003 by ASME
Topics: Maintenance , Valves



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