The analysis of the impact of environmental factors on turbine performance, develpoment of the models relating the periods between maintenances with selected maintenance factors


Gas Turbine (GT)
numerical model
status parameters
maintenance factors


There are currently around 18,000 commissioned Gas Turbines in use worldwide, with almost 7,500 long-term service agreements[1]. At the same time, orders for new units increase year by year, and after a decrease in production in 2020 from 353 to 328 new units, from 2022 onwards, the level is planned to rise to the previous level of growth. Gas turbines operate worldwide and are exposed to variations in environmental conditions, such as changes in humidity, temperature, and salinity, which can significantly affect the efficiency and faster degradation of individual components. Based on the unit's maintenance report, there are more than 1,940 event alerts annually. A need exists to create a more dynamic analytical and numerical model that determines the impact of environmental variables on gas turbine stability. It is necessary to analyze and improve existing reliability models, which vary due to configurations and the impact of working conditions. The first step should be an analysis of the impact of environmental factors on turbine performance. This paper describes how the maintenance and inspection model developed from an average value over time model to a model tracking the actual degradation of gas turbines. It includes a comparison ofthree models used in the research, considering the developed methodology for selecting input parameters, their correlation, and their appropriateness for use in further analyses.


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