Hyperion Power Services provides forensic engineering services to OPC Energy’s Cogeneration plant in Israel
(Jun 2019) Hyperion Power Services (HPS) participated in the Root Cause Analysis (RCA) of premature failure of the main power gears of both GE Frame 6 units. We sent a gear design specialist to Israel on two different occasions who, working with the plant personnel and the gear manufacturer, arrived at the root cause of the failures. The recommended solutions were implemented successfully. In addition, HPS reviewed the periodic borescope reports by GE, monitored apparent compressor rubs and significant loss of Thermal Barrier Coating (TBC) of turbine blades. HPS reviewed all successive inspection reports and issued a recommendation to continue to operate and keep monitoring the loss of TBC.