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Improving equipment reliability in power plant

Challenge

A power plant faced a major power outage when a turbine blade breakdown occurred and there were no available turbine parts to replace the faulty one. This was because the available spare was corroded and could not be used. As a result, power production was significantly impacted.

Turbine Spare part cost = $840,000

Turbine spare part

Solution

Customer started protecting the turbine spare parts with the Chesterton 740 Heavy Duty Rust Guard. The 740 is a heavy duty, polymer wax based corrosion inhibiting film. 740 was applied by conventional paint sprayer to a thickness of 50-75 Um.

About the Chesterton 740 Heavy Duty Rust Guard:

  • Self-healing if scratched
  • Provides up to two years of corrosion protection under sheltered outdoor conditions
  • Withstands 2000 hours’ accelerated corrosion test; ASTM B 117, 5% salt fog test

After Chesterton 740 Heavy Dust Rust Guard

Results

After applying the Chesterton 740 Heavy Duty Rust Guard the client reported:
No corrosion
Long term protection

Savings calculations:

Chesterton 740 HDRG $ 780.00
Labor Cost $ 2,360.00

Total Cost $ 3,140.00

Total Savings
USD$840,000 – USD$3,140 = USD$836,860

Turbine spare part corrosion protection for 3 years.

About us

Chesterton® is a world leader in helping process industry companies and manufacturers improve the reliability and efficiency of their rotating, stationary, and fluid power equipment platforms. We are known across a wide range of industries for our award-winning pump and valve sealing solutions, applications expertise, equipment maintenance and wear-prevention products, and knowledgeable hands-on local service. Chesterton product range includes mechanical seals, packing and gaskets, industrial lubricants and coatings.

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