The Guest lecture "Welding and repair solutions for damaged large components in turbomachinery" is held by Sorin Keller, President of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) and Manager Welding & Brazing Technology, GE Power.
GE has many years of experience with welded rotors for steam, gas turbines and turbogenerator rotors. From 1929 to the present, more than 7,800 rotors have been manufactured from identical materials or different combinations of materials. The future challenge lies in mastering the welding technology on new materials, as well as in further optimizing and streamlining the welding processes, with the aim of increasing the efficiency of the power plants. The greatest challenge lies in the development and implementation of repair processes that ensure the operation of these machines to a modern environmentally friendly standard, thus making a sustainable contribution to the conservation of resources and the environment. In the context of these developments, failure analysis is an essential tool that is used to bring reliable products to market.
TU Graz | IMAT – Institute for Materials Science, Joining and Forming
27. April 2022, 13:00 - 16:00
TU Graz, Kopernikusgasse 24/I, HS A, NT01004, 8010 Graz