Turbine HPT5 Bearing

Project Summary

Provided services after a different flushing provider left a flange slip screen in place in front of turbine’s HP T5 Bearing.
Flushing procedures did not list the inspection point or verification of removal. The screen, plugged with contamination, starved the bearing of oil and caused $1.2M in damage and downtime.

To prevent unnecessary damage and lost time, it is recommended to use easy-to-identify PLI-Screens and include reinstatement steps in procedures.

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