On Site Field Repairs
Reed Services Inc, (RSI) was formed with the vision
of expanding the field level repair opportunities available
to the customer using the most experienced personnel
available in a cost-effective manner. RSI has ensured
the best technical personnel are available to the customer
by securing long time gas turbine repair and overhaul
technicians. The cost effectiveness has been maximized
through reduced overhead and a widely dispersed manpower
group. This level of experience and cost effective operation
will become the customers' strongest asset in the continued
maintenance of their gas turbine.
concept of field level maintenance revolves around module
level repair and replacement at the customers' facility.
The field level repairs include replacement of the complete
hot section, modules in their entirety, rotor blades,
mainline bearings, and individual parts. The implementation
of field level repairs into the customers' maintenance
plan can reduce the manpower costs of an event in excess
The primary advantage to field repair is the reduced
cycle time to affect that repair. This is a result of
the momentum that is carried through the repair. The
same team of technicians removes the gas turbine, affect
the repair, install and cover the start up. Much of
the added expense of overhaul facility visits are associated
with the billable hours being distributed among assembly
mechanics, inspectors, cleaning room personnel, and
parts acquisition and distribution duties. The field
repair enables the technician that is dismantling a
component to remove, inspect and clean the component.
This greatly reduces man-hours required per cycle and
effectively reduces the total repair time as well.
Secondary advantages of field level repairs are the
opportunities to judge the relevance of a repair weighing
it against unit specific concerns such as when the next
hot section or overhaul is scheduled. As overhaul limits
must assure the safe and continued operation of the
part for an additional 25,000 to 50,000 hours, often
the parts are replaced because of being exposed during
an overhaul shop visit. The field limits in the repair
manuals are often more lenient allowing for greater
flexibility in determining whether to repair or replace
the effected part. This allows an additional opportunity
for the gas turbine part to continue in operation until
its scheduled overhaul facility visit.
RSI is the best resource available to the customer
in terms of experienced personnel and their depth of
knowledge for the aeroderivative gas turbine market.
This experience and the adapting of a field level repair
program are sure to reduce the operating expenses of
your gas turbine.