Steam Turbine Field Services

Power Services Group’s extensive field service experience covers various sizes and types of Steam Turbines.   From Boiler Feed Pump Turbines to Nuclear Steam Turbines, ABB to Westinghouse, and everything in between – our Field Service teams have you covered.

Wherever you are, whatever your industry, our global field service network responds to your needs 24/7. We aim to minimize downtime and improve plant performance.

  • Outage Management & Major Overhaul
  • Valve Inspection & Repairs
  • Bearing Inspection & Repairs
  • Alignments
  • Removal, Installation & Commissioning of Mechanical Equipment
  • On-Site Machining & Balancing
  • Heavy Rigging & Transportation

Contact us today for your upcoming turbine inspection and repair projects!

Patriot Day

Diaphragm Partition Repairs

 

We just completed repairs to another set of steam turbine diaphragms!  We performed major repairs to the partitions of multiple sets of diaphragms at our Pevely, Missouri Steam Path Repair facility.  Diaphragm repairs are common during any steam turbine major inspection, and we pride ourselves on performing quality work and turning around the diaphragms quickly to keep your turbine outage on schedule.  CONTACT US today to see how we can help you with the repairs on your next set of diaphragms.  To learn more about our Steam Path Repair capabilities, please view our page HERE.

National Safety Council – One Million Hours Worked Recognition

We were recently recognized by the National Safety Council for our achievement of One Million hours worked without a lost-time injury.  This recognition is a reflection of our safety culture and commitment to excellence on each and every project.  Since this achievement, we have continued to excel and are currently at 1.875 Million hours worked and have exceeded three years without a lost-time injury.  Great job team!

 

D-11 Steam Turbine Major Inspections

The D-11 Steam Turbine is at a point in its life cycle where many Major Inspections are taking place. These units require careful attention to detail upon disassembly and reassembly of the machine, ensuring accurate clearances and proper alignment. The D-11 steam path components have many known issues for which we have developed cost effective and reliable repairs. The valve components require careful examination to ensure proper functionality between inspections. Please contact us today to discuss how we can help you plan and manage your upcoming D-11 turbine inspection.

Happy Labor Day!

7 Safety Tips for an Injury-Free Labor Day

by Shannon Scruggs – PSG Director of HSE

Labor Day is synonymous with the end of summer, and the long holiday weekend is upon us. Labor Day is typically packed with celebratory events like backyard barbecues, final excursions to the lake, picnics at the park, and beach parties. But even festive events like these present hazards you should be aware of.

Whether you’re planning a final summer outing or staying home to wrap up summer chores, we want you and your family to enjoy a safe close to the season. To help you do so, we’ve gathered these helpful Labor Day weekend safety tips.

Road-trip, anyone?

According to the National Safety Council, nearly 400 deaths result from motor vehicle collisions over Labor Day Weekend. If you’re planning a weekend excursion make sure you’re well rested, plan for frequent rest stops, and divide driving duties if possible.

Don’t forget to pack a vehicle emergency kit that contains items like a flashlight, jumper cables, a tool kit, tire gauge and flares.

Festive fireworks

Fireworks are fun, flashy and festive, but many of us overlook the injury they can cause. The National Safety Council reports that children 10 to 14 years of age are at three times the risk of being injured by fireworks than the population as a whole. Even sparklers can inflict serious injury.

If you choose to use fireworks be sure you only light one at a time, maintain the recommended distance from spectators, and never allow any horseplay while fireworks are being set up or ignited. If a firework malfunctions, don’t re-light it. Above all, never allow young children handle fireworks and never use fireworks while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Alcohol in moderation

Alcohol and parties often go hand in hand, but beware that drinking impacts your decision making, coordination, reaction time and vision which makes you vulnerable to a number of hazards. If you plan on consuming alcohol, setting a limit on how much you will consume. And the time to set your limit is before you arrive at the neighborhood cookout. Once you set an alcohol limit, stick to it.

Drink one glass of water in between alcoholic drinks to help keep hydrated and pace your alcohol consumption. If you drink more than you planned, ask for help getting home. Keep in mind that operating a motor vehicle after just a drink or two is dangerous.

Boating safety

Boating is a quintessential Labor Day event. Make sure you keep it safe by ensuring the boat is in good mechanical condition, and carries all safety equipment including personal flotation devices, an emergency kit and a first aid kit. Keep away from restricted areas, be sure that you’re familiar with the rules of the water and tell someone on land where you’re heading and what time you expect to return.

Conquering outdoor chores

Lots of us look forward to relaxing on Labor Day weekend, but if you’re tackling outdoor chores instead, please keep these safety tips in mind. Before you use any power tool make sure the cord isn’t frayed, that it is free of cuts and appears to be in good condition. If you need an extension cord be sure it is designed for outdoor use.

Additionally, be sure that the extension cord’s amperage can handle the demand of the power tool you’re using. Cleaning gutters, trimming trees and painting are just a few common outdoor chores that require a ladder, and ladders are notoriously dangerous.

Only use a ladder when there’s someone else at home.

Prevent food-borne illnesses

What’s a Labor Day holiday without lots of food? Picnics, barbeques, and neighborhood pot-lucks are plentiful and that means so is the chance of food-borne illness. To minimize the chance of cross-contamination, wash your hands before and after you touch raw meat. Dry your hands on paper towels instead of cloth towels, and discard immediately.

Refrigerate meat that’s waiting to hit the grill. Never leave food that requires refrigeration (think potato salad, coleslaw or chicken salad) out in the sun. Instead, set the item the bowl is in on top of a pan filled with ice, and serve from a shaded area. Return the item to the refrigerator as soon as partygoers have been served.

Also protect against COVID-19

In addition to avoiding food-borne illness, follow current CDC recommendations for cleaning surfaces and navigating social interactions to lessen the chances of coronavirus spread.

Hydration and sun protection

Soda and juice might be a bit tastier, but you should hydrate your body with water instead. If you’re having a party, set out a few tubs full of bottled water and encourage your guests to drink small amounts often. Remember the golden rule: If your urine is yellow, you’re not drinking enough water.

It’s the end of summer, but in many parts of the country the sun is still raging. Apply sunscreen before you head out in the sun and reapply as necessary. Remember that the elderly and the young have especially sensitive skin and don’t forget that some medications can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun.

Whether you’re splashing in a pool, enjoying the ultimate picnic or knocking out those household chores, we want you to stay safe this Labor Day weekend. Remember: An accident is never planned. But keeping these safety tips in mind may help prevent one.

Have a Happy and Safe Labor Day!

Remember: Hazard Awareness + Hazard Mitigation + Focus = Zero Injuries

Steam Turbine Valve Repair and Reconditioning

We offer a variety of repair and reconditioning services for all types of steam turbine valves. if you are in need of repairs on any of the component types listed below please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’d love to work with you!

We Repair:

  • Main Steam Stop Valves
  • Governor / Control Valves Throttle Valves
  • Intercept Valves
  • Ventilator Valves
  • Blowdown Valves
  • Equalizer Valves
  • Combination Valves
  • Butterfly Valves

Valve Reconditioning Including:

  • Bonnet bore refurbishment
  • Butt Weld Modifications
  • Seat removal and replacement
  • Deep bore welding for valve seats
  • Stud extraction and hole refurbishment
  • ASME Section IX weld repairs
  • R-Stamp welding
  • Flange face resurfacing (including elliptical)
  • Field machining processes for all sealing surfaces and fit areas
  • Manual and Automatic hard facing of seats and discs

Combustion Turbine Operators Technical Forum (CTOTF) Conference – Virtual Tradeshow

We’re excited for this week’s Combustion Turbine Operators Technical Forum (CTOTF) Conference! We have our virtual booth ready and we are looking forward to meeting with everyone throughout the week.

Dresser-Rand Steam Turbine Major Inspection

 

Another Steam Turbine Major Inspection complete!  Our Industrial Steam Turbine Services Division completed a Major Inspection on a 15MW Dresser-Rand Steam Turbine late last month.  The project was completed with zero injuries, and ended with another satisfied customer.  Great job team!