Load Test for Major Gas Turbine Manufacturer
The challenge to the customer
After securing the order to supply 3 gas turbines for a new gas
production platform, a major turbine manufacturer contacted Aggreko
for a load test solution. Each turbine rated at 27MW with a voltage
of 11kV 60Hz and a power factor of 0.9. This power is equivalent to
supplying a small town of approximately 9,000 homes.
Aggreko’s Loadbank rental solution gave the customer the ability
to supply load from 0 to 100% in order to check various turbine
parameters such as vibration, temperatures, fuel consumption and
performance of ventilation.
Benefits to the customer
Aggreko’s turnkey package gave the customer confidence that
their equipment would function properly. In addition, the load bank
test possibly prevented an expensive turbine failure after its
installation of the gas platform at the seabed. Aggreko’s solution
alleviated our customer’s concern over equipment efficiency
allowing them to concentrate on other aspects of their project.