Documents methods and data necessary to identify a decline in turbocharger performance based on real-time and near-real-time operating data. The techniques allow for the identification of performance issues well in advance of critical performance loss. This continuous equipment performance monitoring allows for a managed overhaul rather than an unplanned outage.
The techniques were evaluated to determine their applicability to monitor performance of gas turbines with a focus on the axial compressor.
The methods were verified against field data with induced abnormal operating conditions to validate...
The methods were verified against field data with induced abnormal operating conditions to validate the efficacy of the models and to help the equipment operators diagnose the underlying conditions contributing to the performance decline.