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Laser peening extends the useful life of gas combustion turbine blades. And in the nuclear power industry, we bolster the reliability of welded parts. Top electric power industry experts endorse both solutions.
Resistance to PWSCC Fatigue
Controlled and Localized
Reliability of Welded Parts
Laser Peening for Hazardous Environments
Power Generation Applications
Laser Peening has become a widely adopted surface enhancement solution for critical component improvement in land-based gas and steam turbine generators. The process has also been adopted to treat weldments and containment vessels for nuclear power systems.
Gas Turbine Generators
LSP Technologies began laser peening fan blades for gas power generation 10 years ago. We have processed more than 40,000 blades for aerospace and power generation customers. Laser peening extends the lifespan of the blades by up to 10 times, helping the world’s electricity generators perform with higher confidence and reliability.
Welds in pressurized water reactors help contain high-pressure flows of water and steam. Electric Power Supply Research Institute (EPRI) has identified laser peening as one of the most promising technologies to prevent and mitigate damage from Pressurized Water Stress Corrosion Cracking (PWSCC) in nuclear components.
Laser peening can demonstrate material improvements in a variety of metals including: titanium alloys, steel alloys, stainless steels, nickel alloys, aluminum alloys, carburized and nitrided steels.
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Mission-Critical Performance and Reliability
Laser Peening has gained wide recognition as one of the most effective stress mitigation strategies for power generation components.
We can test and confirm key stress points in your system, model the microstructural effects, and develop metal fatigue mitigation strategies to add reliability and years of life to your generation components.
- Up to 10x Component Life Improvement
- Powerful Resistance to PWSCC Fatigue
- Precisely Controlled and Localized Process
- Surface Enhancement in Hard-to-Reach and Hazardous Environments
- Reaches a Depth 10x Deeper Than Other Surface Enhancement Technologies
Take a Look at Some Real-World Examples of the Impact of Laser Peening
How can laser peening make your power system components last longer?
Reliability is paramount in power generation equipment, and the weakest link can sink major systems.
Please tell us a little about your most challenging issues, and we’ll start working on laser peening solutions to match.