Gas Turbine Shells
Date: July 2011
Location: Kings Lynn Power Station
Centrica were storing two large gas turbine shells inside the turbine hall at Kings Lynn Power Station. However the space inside the turbine hall had to be cleared. This meant that the shells, each weighing four tonnes had to be stored outside for the next two years.
1) The Task
Centrica approached Hitek-nology Solutions Ltd to provide a solution that would protect these large gas turbine shells from corrosion for the next two years.
2) Product Used
- VpCI 126 HP UV Shrink Film
- VpCI 126 Foam Pads
3) The Solution
The shells were lifted by a crane and the VpCI 126 HP UV shrink film was put into place, the shells were then lowered back onto the pallets. VpCI 132 foam pads were placed at the relevant places and the shells then completely wrapped using VpCI 126 HP UV Shrink Film. The shrink film was then shrunk onto the shells using a butane powered heat shrink gun.
This treatment has resulted in the low cost storage of these high value assets, outside, for a period of up to two years.