Month: April 2014

The importance of Inspecting Forced Draft and Induced Draft Fans

As part of Thielsch Engineering’s condition assessment and balance of plant inspection programs, we include the examination of the forced draft and induced draft fan components. These items are often overlooked as they are tucked away in the back of the station or external to the main powerhouse. However, these components represent a significant safety

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Root Causes of Failures in Superheater and Reheat Outlet Headers

Failures in Superheater and Reheat Outlet headers are relatively infrequent. Unfortunately, when a failure does occur in these components, the necessary repairs may require several weeks to complete. Due to the substantial costs associated with any forced outage, it is imperative to perform routine inspections of headers. In this manner, conditions with the potential to

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