Axial shift & Turbine differential expansion problem Login/Join
Recently we overhauled & commissioned 55 MW LMZ Turbine. Designed limit of axial shift is (-1.7 mm turbine end to +1.2mm Generator end) and designed differential expansion is +3.0 mm to -2.0 mm. On barring gear, axial shift was -0.55 mm (we had set total axial float as 0.55 mm during overhaul). On commissioning & full load of 55 MW, axial shift is -0.47 mm but differentail expansion is showing as -2.5 mm. This time new turbine & generator rotors have been used. With old turbine & generator rotors, Diff Exp used to be -1.50 mm, this time customer has changed the turbovisory Instruments also. We had set 13.0 mm as Generator rotor magnetic off-set value w.r.to stator . What could be cause behind high -ve axial shift and high -ve differential exapnsion value ?? what care to be taken ? what is remedial action ?? We are apprehending that if there is a full load throw off, since Axial shift is running at high negative value, rotor will go further to Non Working (surge) side and may damage the NW pads.
Anyone to suggest probable causes behind this problems & corrective measures to be taken ?? Thanks for valuable suggestion in advance.

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Posts: 8 | Location: india | Registered: 31 March 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hai our's is LMZ turbine 165 MW capacity. During FSNL to loading up to 10 MW the turbine is getting tripped due to negative axial shft. (operating ranges of Axial shift are -1.7mm and +1.5 mm) the turbine has one High Pressure Cylinder (consists of steam entry from H.P. steam &I.P.steam) and Low Pressure Cylinder (consists of entry from H.P.C outlet & L.P. steam) the other paramaters are found to be normal. Governing system behaviour is also normal.we have opened the thrust bearings two times after the occurence of the turbine trip and found the inactive thrust pads got damaged.

Can you suggest any remedy.........
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I am from NTPC . Your problem is 6 months old . What is the present status of your problem . If you are interested , I can provide some information on this problem .

Posts: 4 | Location: India | Registered: 26 October 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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my problem is still persisting with high -ve differential expansion . Please provide valuable inputs to be taken care . Cause behind this problem ???
with regards
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