The current market environment is pushing the operational conditions of Industrial Gas Turbine systems to its limits. High cycling (high numbers of starts and stops) as well as high local flue gas velocities are putting large stresses on the exhaust gas system.
Minor defects in the insulation package can result in widespread damage, increasing the number of trips and reducing availability.
Many older types of Gas Turbine units face extensive wear and tear in the exhaust system.
Repair on these aging exhaust systems has its limitations as a result of damage due to hot spots and progressive base material degradation. As a result, spot repairs will not provide an effective operational solution so an upgrade and/or replacement may be the only option for life extension of the system.
Aarding offers engineering solutions including upgraded materials, improved insulation packages, and advanced simulation techniques to ensure effective thermal and acoustic designs for exhaust systems.