For many years energy demand has been strongly growing and will continue.
The installation of new plant capacity can take years so there is an enormous pressure on power plants to improve operational output, efficiency and availability.
Component repair rather than replacement produces immediate costs savings and also reduces the use of materials, energy and transport in producing these new components.
If the lifetime of the repaired part can be increased over that of a new part, plant performance and availability can also be improved, leading to significant energy savings and carbon generation.
After years of research, field tests and involvement of power plant engineers, many innovative products have been developed to support the maintenance departments extend the life of critical power plant components (by as much as five times).
A selection of these wear resistant technologies and their related applications are highlighted in this article
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