Steam, Gas, and Hydro Turbine Alignment
The ability to combine the laser tracker in measurement technology with our experience in turbine alignment is the basis of our state-of-the-art process. What we have created is an innovative alignment technique that can complete a tops-on or tops-off 18 station inspection of a 3 bearing gas turbine, in a mere 3 hours. This alignment process is exclusive to Schaeffer Precision Alignment, Inc., it was custom engineered, rigorously tested, and proven successful.
The implementation of this process will expedite the overall inspection time and alignment process; it also eliminates human error in measurement data and reduces the impact of thermal movement on the alignment process. However, our inspection capabilities are not limited to gas turbines; we also have the ability to perform a complete inspection on steam and hydro turbines. Using the same tested and proven methodologies on all three types of turbines gives Schaeffer Precision Alignment, Inc. a competitive advantage in the field of turbine inspection and alignment.
Repeatable Accuracy of 0.001″
In favorable environmental conditions our technicians are capable of repeating inspections and individual measurements at a precision of up to one thousandth of an inch or 0.001″. What this means to you… accuracy, precision, quality, efficiency, and state-of-mind knowing that the inspection is void of measurement variables.
Proven Alignment Technology
All previous alignment methods, including bore scope alignment only provide data of the center point locations. Our innovative process completely eliminates the ‘optical bore alignment method.’ The inspection process is designed to provide you with superior measurement data, including: the bore center location, concentricity, radial distances, and axial distances. With the laser tracker you gain assurance of a more thorough inspection and generous amounts of measurement data.
Send us a note on your upcoming turbine project, rebuild, or outage and what alignment issues that may lie ahead and we’ll let you know how our turbine inspection team can be of assistance to you.
Onsite Custom Reports, Graphs, and Analysis
Receive All the Alignment Data
Our technicians have the capability to provide measurement data (spreadsheets and graphs) while onsite. Easy to understand data that provides you with the raw measurements as well as a visual outlook. The more efficient we are able to present the data the better you are able to understand the data and be equipped with the knowledge to make more educated decisions.
Onsite Before and After Bore Alignment Graphs
It is imperative to us that you fully understand the results of the inspection, concluding each inspection you will receive the full complement of measurement data. Our spreadsheets, graphs, and measurement data will provide a comparative analysis of each location pre and post adjustment.
Electronically Gathered Data
All alignment data is gathered, calculated, and stored electronically. The aid of a computer allows us to eliminate human error in measurement data and expedite the processing time. Electronic data is easier to organize, calculate, report, and analyze as compared to conventional methods.