We are creating monthly employee spotlights to allow everyone greater insight into our company and people, and now we are featuring some of the projects we are executing around the world. It truly is our people and the work we do that make GCMS who we are.
Our extensive portfolio of gas turbine power plant experience has allowed us to build a strong reputation for excellence in executing overhauls, repair of gas & steam turbines, balance of plant, and operation and maintenance projects. Below is this month’s project spotlight.
Project Spotlight: Stack Replacement
The first thing you might notice about this project spotlight is that it doesn’t necessarily fall into one specific category of our services. In addition to our people and work, our project capability and diversity sets us apart from other companies. We have the knowledge, experience, and resources to serve your needs, wherever your location might be.
GT exhaust stacks which facilitate sound suppression and improve emissions to adhere to EPA standards are the highlight of this month’s US project. Stack replacement only occurs around every couple decades and are most commonly due to cycle fatigue of the existing stack system. Some common factors are; baffle degradation causing excessive stack vibration, cycle fatigue failure of bolting hardware, rust accumulation from coating deterioration, and initial design life. GCMS and our client have been working together to carefully plan these critical replacements for approximately 30 months.
Each stack replacement is scheduled to last 68-82 days. With multiple unit overlaps, the overall length of the entire project will be about 22 months. Some roadblocks have been caused by the persistent inclement weather we have experienced in the US so far this spring. Taking this into account and adjusting staff has kept us right on schedule for completion.
You can see the first stage of replacement performed in the video below. By dedicating the time to getting everything behind the scenes right in advance we couldn’t have asked for a smoother execution. We want every project we work on to be performed to the highest technical and safety standards and to do so we take the time needed getting the details right for a successful completion. Contact us here if we can help with projects at your facility.