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Bearing damage is a serious threat to the reliable operation of aeroderivative gas turbines due to the random, catastrophic, and expensive nature of the event.
Electric Chip Detectors, vibration and temperature sensors have proven to be ineffective equipment health indicators leading to false, late, or missed bearing damage detection and unplanned shutdowns.
With over 600 million operational hours over 25 years, MetalSCAN has become an instrumental tool for detecting the initiation and monitoring the progression of bearing damage events.
MetalSCAN’s online sensing technology monitors the full oil flow quantifying each metallic particle by type and size as it passes through the sensor. This information is compared against multi-level warning and alarm limits, which will help you:
- Eliminate false indication and unplanned shutdowns
- Avoid secondary damage
- Indicate damage severity and determine Remaining Useful Life
- Proactively plan maintenance activities
- Extend maintenance intervals
- Maximise gas turbine availability
MetalSCAN is trusted by the world’s leading aeroderivative manufacturers and operators. Isn’t it time you trust MetalSCAN as well? Learn more about how MetalSCAN and Gastops can bring ease to the operation of your aeroderivative gas turbine by reviewing these Case Studies: