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Power Turbine Component Analysis - 3D Scanning

What the Industry Needs

No matter if the objective is to inspect, repair or modify power generation turbine components, the challenges remain the same: access to the components and stability of the measurement setup. The components that require measurement like impeller blades, guide vanes or casings are always located in tight spaces with difficult access. To perform an accurate and complete measurement of the component of interest, a 3D scanner with on-part reference will need to be used. This way, the part can be located in an unstable environment without it affecting the accuracy. The 3D scan generated with this method will provide the density of measurement needed for the complete three-dimensional characterization of the turbine component.

Advantages of the HandySCAN 3D Solution

Turbine component analysis requires acquisition of dimensions on parts of various shapes and complexity, which could have to be performed in unstable environments. Besides, parts are often located in hard-to-reach spots. Due to its impressive portability, its small size and its on-part reference, the HandySCAN 3D can perform the acquisition directly at the turbine installation even if the scan has to be performed directly in the spiral case.

Since the turbine components quality is critical for to guarantee good working order, the acquisition must be accurate and hold all the information needed to assess its condition or to create a complete three-dimensional characterization. The HandySCAN 3D scanner is the ideal device for that, as it will provide complete and accurate mesh models.

Compared to traditional measurement methods, the HandySCAN 3D solution helps save a considerable amount of time. Dimensions required for analysis are quickly measured, and readily available to the designer.

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Reactors and turbines are costly, essential pieces of equipment that usually have to undergo regular maintenance. The high cost of such equipment justifies repairs at times complex for problems such as deterioration. To determine the repairs required, warping or loss of material due to wear is to be precisely measured.

Raw Casting / Forging Inspection - Manufacturing Industry

In casting and forging, raw parts are usually machined in some critical areas to obtain the final part. To make sure that the raw casting holds enough material to be machined, it is possible to carry out dimensional inspections. A 3D scan allows operators to align the raw part on the machine and orient it so as to guarantee enough material for the operation.

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