Dresser-Rand investing in center of excellence for F-class rotor repairs

Dresser-Rand is expanding its Turbine Technology Services facility in Houston to include a center of excellence for F-class rotor repair.

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HOUSTON – Dresser-Rand is expanding its Turbine Technology Services facility in Houston to include a center of excellence for F-class rotor repair.

Dresser-Rand Turbine Technology Services currently has 88,000 sq ft (8,175 sq m) under roof.

The new F-class rotor shop will add an additional 24,000 sq ft (2,229 sq m) with a 75-ton crane and 50 ft under hook, adequate for F-class rotors up to Frame 9. The newly expanded area will allow Dresser-Rand to provide service for all brands of industrial gas and steam turbine rotors, including blade replacement, un-stacking and re-stacking, balancing, and nondestructive testing.

The facility also provides repairs on mature and F-Class frame industrial gas and steam turbines and includes complete in-house coating capability, automated 5-axis laser welding, a metallurgical laboratory, a high capacity vacuum and conventional heat treating facility, and a machine and weld shop.

Dan Levin, general manager of Dresser-Rand Strategic Business Units for Gimpel valves, Control Systems and Turbine Technology Services, said: “In order to successfully repair the high-tech designs of F-class rotors, a fully equipped world-class facility complete with engineering capability and top technology are all required. Our expanded repair facility in Houston has the capabilities needed to help clients better manage their rotors to meet or exceed the original design lives of those components.”

12/05/2011

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