Chapter 15
Combined Cycle Power Plant Problems


The combined cycle power plant as we have seen is a complex plant consisting of several major components. In this chapter, we will be dealing with all the major components as follows:

• gas turbines

• heat recovery steam generators (HRSG)

• steam turbines

This chapter has been written not as a criticism of any manufacturer but as a guide to the end-user of combined cycle power plants on what they should be looking out to ensure that they would not suffer the same problems.

  • Gas Turbines
  • Inlet Filtration Problems
  • Evaporative Cooling
  • Axial Flow Compressor
  • Inlet Guide Vanes
  • Compressor Blades
  • Diaphragms
  • Diaphragm Seals
  • Diaphragm Contact
  • Compressor Problems and Failures
  • Compressor Vanes and Blades
  • Cooling Air Contamination
  • Combustion Systems
  • Diffusion-Type Combustors
  • Dry Low-NOx Combustors
  • Dynamic Combustion Monitors
  • Transition Piece
  • Axial Flow Turbines
  • Turbine Blades
  • Wheel Space
  • Exhaust Manifold
  • Gas Turbine Expansion Joint Failures
  • Heat Recovery Steam Generators
  • Failures Experienced in HRSGs
  • Chemical Sampling and Analysis
  • Man Service Platforms
  • Freeze Protection
  • Steam Turbine
  • HP Turbine Section
  • IP Turbine Section
  • LP Turbine Section
  • Foreign Object Damage/Domestic Object Damage
  • Gland Seal Systems
  • Lubrication System Failures
  • Bearings
  • Gears

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In