Gas Turbine Rotor Disc Repair-Case History PUBLIC ACCESS

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Zdzislaw Mazur, Janusz Kubiak

Instituto de Investigaciones Eléctricas, Temixco, Mor., México

Paper No. 98-GT-547, pp. V005T12A016; 4 pages
  • ASME 1998 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition
  • Volume 5: Manufacturing Materials and Metallurgy; Ceramics; Structures and Dynamics; Controls, Diagnostics and Instrumentation; Education
  • Stockholm, Sweden, June 2–5, 1998
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7866-8
  • Copyright © 1998 by ASME


The 20.65 MW gas turbine experienced catastrophic damage. The failure occurred at the first stage buckets and resulted in damage of the all buckets of this stage. Five rotor disc grooves were also seriously damaged. Additionally, all second stage buckets, first and second stage nozzles, shroud segments, the No 2 bearing casing (turbine side), compressor moving blades, and other elements were damaged. Due to urgent power generation needs, it was decided to repair a seriously damaged stage 1 rotor disc in-situ, and replace all the other damaged parts.

The development of a propietary welding technology for the in-situ repair of the five damaged disc grooves without disc disassembly, and of in-situ disc grooves’ mechanized machining is fully described. The repair process included the removal of damaged grooves, method of groove restoration by welding deposition, stress relief and groove machining to recover their original geometry. After rotor disc repair and assembly, the rotor was put back into service. The approach to the repair of the rotor disc damage has been successful. It enabled significant reductions in expenditure on replacement parts and a reduction of outage time to be achived.

Copyright © 1998 by ASME
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