Since management of your components during the manufacturing and the refurbishment is critical (see Combined Cycle Journal "Six Steps to successful refurbishment of your IGT components"),TEServices can support you and your company when you do not have the resources (expertise or time) available. Furthermore, TEServices has the (superalloy) metallurgical expertise in-house to extend this support with failure analysis, including root cause investigation, component assessment before and after refurbishment, and process qualification (stripping, coating, heat treatment, welding, brazing, etc.) if required.
TEServices can perform verification during the actual manufacturing and refurbishment process of your IGT components and rotors at the vendor's and their sub-contracted facilities including:
Inspecting the parts prior to cleaning at customer or vendor location
Creating bids/ repair specifications or using TEServices bid/ repair specifications
Performing reviews of the parts after incoming inspection is completed at the repair shop, reviewing the vendor incoming inspection report and proposing repair scope to ensure that the specifications and expectations of the customer can be met on time
Reviewing and approving 1st article repair and coating qualifications
Providing key interim inspections such as pre-coat to ensure quality work according to the bid repair and coating procedure, and checking on work progress for scheduled completion
Verifying final inspections before boxing and shipping of the components
Providing written reviews of the incoming, interim, and final inspection verifications
Assessment: TEServices can assess the condition of your components at your plant site, vendor facility, or at TEServices' facility. In many cases, a repair is not warranted, due to the fact that the part can run another cycle as is or needs to be scrapped. This assessment can save repair and coating costs.