Steam Turbine Installation Pedestal Alignment Process

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Pedestal Alignment Process

TheĀ Project Scope

This is an example of the process of applying laser tracker technology and 3D CAD software to a steam turbine installation.

Challenge

Steam Turbines are required to be positioned in tight tolerances. The expected time to complete the installation is getting shorter while finding personnel with the skill set to complete the process is more difficult than ever.

Benefits

ACQUIP Procedures and Experience combined with laser tracker technology and 3D CAD software increases the accuracy and speed of the pedestal location. The quality of the installation is improved by assuring each soul plate is level and in the exact location, thus reducing the chance of rework during the installation process. Less time is required to locate the components which creates the opportunity for the project to finish early. Documentation and reports can be created in the CAD program that are used to locate the pedestals to the drawing. This produces a paper trail that can be used as records of the job that was performed. The alignment portion of the installation is delegated to the alignment engineers, thus allowing the project manager to focus on other tasks.

results

Documentation and reports can be created in the CAD program that are used to locate the pedestals to the drawing. This produces a paper trail that can be used as records of the job that was performed. The alignment portion of the installation is delegated to the alignment engineers, thus allowing the project manager to focus on other tasks.

overview

The pictures, graphics and data below are an example of the pedestal alignment installation process. The pictures show the pedestal bores and reference locations. The graphics are created in the 3D software from the actual measurements taken on the components. The data is an example of the output from the 3D CAD software used to align the pedestals.

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