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November 19, 20135 years ago

Sense of urgency in Central America

Quick and smart response avoids long and risky repairLaborelec urgency repair Central America Panama

When a power plant faces an unplanned outage, the losses can run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars per day. That was the case for a critical power plant in Central America when one of its units had a damaged rotor. Thanks to Laborelec’s quick reaction and technical expertise, a long and risky repair process was avoided. Here’s an account of how this issue was addressed.

1 July 2013:

Unexpected cracks are found in the rotor blades and shrouds during a routine maintenance inspection. The original equipment manufacturer (OEM) is charged with investigating the issue.

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