Integral equipment & process solutions for gas turbine parts overhaul and repair
Precise and consistent results
As an MRO provider within the different gas turbine industry sectors, you are focused on gas turbine component cleaning, inspection, repair and coating. You know that each step of this complex process requires optimum precision to prevent problems in the next phase. Inferior execution of a previous step can result in a non-conforming part which may lead to unplanned TAT delays and with increased financial & reputational losses.
But how to prevent this? How can you rapidly and routinely repair gas turbine blades and other hot path components without inconsistencies?
What you would need is an integrated technology approach with superalloy material & surface treatment procedures. A plan that includes all necessary equipment as well as process technology know-how.
Electron helps manufacturing and MRO providers with swift, consistent and reliable processing of hot section gas turbine parts by providing high-quality surface treatment systems, process development and integrated tech transfers.
Our integrated turnkey equipment and specialized technology solutions for cleaning and coating of gas turbine components will lead to maximized investment returns.
After HFIC processing, the cleaned & prepared parts are ready for the next thermal treatment process: diffusion brazing with a high vacuum furnace.
Electron provides various horizontal and vertical vacuum furnace designs and with all units supplied as a perfectly matched production combination for maximum operational flexibility.
All vacuum furnace units meet OEM diffusion brazing specification requirements such as:
GE’s ADH process, P&W’s TURBOFIX process, SAFRAN’s BD/RBD process and other OEM or customer-specific braze processing specs.
After stripping, cleaning, brazing and optionally Platinum electroplating, the next stage of processing is to apply protective coatings.
Electron offers high-end diffusion coating furnaces for additional oxidation and corrosion protection of critical hot section components. Thanks to the availability of large process chamber dimensions, our coating furnaces offer high-capacity coating batches.
Thermal spray overlay coating is an additional protective coating application technology. Especially relevant within the new part manufacturing and MRO repair industries.
Electron offers versatile and flexible thermal spraying systems, including Vacuum Plasma Spraying (VPS), Atmospheric Plasma Spraying (APS) and High Velocity Oxygen Fuel Spraying (HVOF). These systems meet the majority of OEM/customer-applicable processing specifications.
Integrated equipment & technologies for Gas turbine components MRO