The manufacturing of safety critical, gas turbine parts is an extremely precise engineering process. These parts must be accurate to 1/1000th of an inch and they need to be made from the correct material. They need to have engineers who understand the differences and qualities of live metals or exotic metals. In summary, it needs to be a company who are specialists in manufacturing gas turbine parts.
When you consider the size and structure of a wind turbine, you would be forgiven for not appreciating the importance of the small components that make up such a huge and important structure. The failure of one small wind turbine part could be catastrophic, which is why we offer such a high precision engineering service when making wind turbine parts.
With a steam turbine, there will also be a number of safety critical parts. Blade Spacers, dowels, flanges, and distributor shafts to name but a few. It is important that these turbine parts do not fail. It is also important that if a turbine ever does fail, each individual component can be fully traced back to the original maker. All our parts have full traceability, including the product code, job code and subcontract code being etched on to each individual part.
We are able to manufacture very specialist equipment for the aerospace industry. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the safety critical parts are crucial, especially when you consider that an engine worth millions of pounds, needs to be placed on a “jig” to be worked on, and should this “jig” not be engineered to a very precise specification level, major damage and cost could be incurred if this engineered piece was to fail.