Turbine Rotator for Nuclear Power Station

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In advance of a scheduled outage at Nuclear Generating Station Laron under took the turnkey design, fabrication, machining and load testing of a turbine shell rotor for General Electric’s M7R H.P. turbine case.  This turbine shell weight was estimated at 167,000 lbs., but Laron performed a test rotation using a simulated load of 245,000 pounds. The project created a one of a kind tool to safely lift and rotate the top turbine case to allow access for the repair of steam leak cutting at the turbine split line.  The turbine rotator was designed and built on an accelerated schedule.  It was delivered in time to be safely and successfully used during the scheduled turbine repair outage period.

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