Hyperion Power Services provides specialized Forensic Engineering Services to Inkia Energy Chile

2019, General, Hyperion Power Services

(Dec 2019) Hyperion Power Services was recently engaged by Inkia Energy to provide on-site forensic engineering services at the Colmito Power Plant site in Chile. The study included onsite inspection and borescope examination of a Rolls Royce Trent 60 aeroderivative gas turbine, and performance of a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Study to determine the reason for a series of technical issues.

Following the onsite inspection, the turbine was moved for repairs at the Rolls Royce facility in the UAE where HPS consultants witnessed the disassembly, recommended and participated in various tests on the equipment to establish the mode of failure, and witnessed the reassembly of the unit for its return to Chile. HPS consultants were also on site to witness the arrival, installation, startup, and commissioning of the repaired turbine.

HPS has many years of accumulated experience in conducting root cause analysis studies following several analytical methods using the Kepner Tregoe RCA approach. The RCA continues as of this writing working as a team with the Owner and the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Siemens / Rolls Royce. The goal of course is to identify the cause of failure and to prevent any recurrence with the repaired turbine.

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