Condition Assessment Services for Power Plants

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Condition Assessment Services for Power Plants-Image

Alstom can deliver the technology to manage risks through the integration of Advanced NDE and Inspection Technology, Metallurgical Expertise and Mechanical Integrity Analysis. When managing advanced power plant equipment, it is crucial to have accurate information on the useful operating life of key components including pressure parts.

Alstom's Engineering Expertise can be Leverage to:

  • Assess the effect of operation on plant life and availability
  • Manage and recommend maintenance schedules and key component replacement
  • Justify limited operation of cracked or damaged components
  • Isolate the root cause of failure and recommend changes to the component design and its long term effect on plant operation

Alstom brings unique strengths to the business of power plant improvement programs, which we believe differentiates Alstom from the capabilities of other suppliers. Alstom brings a unique blending of businesses to assist customers with every power plant need:

  • Alstom's highly recognized Materials Technology Center
  • Alstom's Condition Assessment organization
  • Alstom's Performance Projects organization
  • Alstom's Integrated HRSG Life Assessment organization
  • Alstom's Power Plant Laboratories


Extensive Experience in Industrial and Utility Steam Generators, Heat Recovery Steam Generators, and Steam and Gas Turbines

Material Technology Center

  • Microstructural Interpretation
  • Characterization of Failure Mechanisms
  • Materials Application Experience
  • Extensive Creep Characterization Experience
  • Creep Test Lab
  • Expertise in High-Temperature Material Behavior
  • Welding Consulting
  • Corrosion and Coating Consulting
  • SEM/EDS Analysis

Condition Assessment Services

  • Ultrasonic Examination
  • High Energy Piping/Header Examinations
  • Linear Phased Array
  • Wet Fluorescent Particle Testing (WMFT)
  • Replication
  • Borescope with Internal Video
  • Dye Penetration (PT)
  • Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
  • Automated and Manual UT Examination
  • Remote Field Eddy Current
  • Near Drum Inspections
  • Laser Profilometry
  • Visual Examinations

Power Plant Laboratory

  • Heat Transfer – Steady State Transient
  • Fatigue Analysis – Low and High Cycle
  • Fracture Mechanics – Linear Elastic, Elasto-plastic and Creep
  • Dynamic Response – Natural Frequencies and Forced Response
  • Material Modeling
  • Noise, Vibration and Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Finite Element Modeling
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Coal and Ash Analysis
  • Water Chemistry Expertise

When combined with our engineering expertise, these capabilities allow us to address Condition Assessment issues rapidly with precision and accuracy.

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