Dresser-Rand expands technology

Dresser-Rand, a global supplier of rotating equipment solutions to the oil, gas, petrochemical, power and process industries, is expanding its Turbine Technology Services facility in Houston, Texas to include a center of excellence for F-class rotor repair.

Dresser-Rand Turbine Technology Services currently has 88,000 square feet (8,175 square meters) under roof. The new F-class rotor shop will add an additional 24,000 square feet (2229 square meters) with a 75-ton crane and 50 feet under hook, adequate for F-class rotors up to Frame 9.  The newly expanded area will allow Dresser-Rand to provide service for all brands of industrial gas and steam turbine rotors, including blade replacement, un-stacking and re-stacking, balancing, and nondestructive testing.

The facility is ISO 9001:2008 certified, provides repairs on mature and F-Class frame industrial gas and steam turbines, and includes in-house coating capability, automated 5-axis laser welding, a metallurgical laboratory, a high capacity vacuum and conventional heat treating facility, and a machine and weld shop.

Dan Levin, general manager of Dresser-Rand Strategic Business Units for Gimpel valves, Control Systems and Turbine Technology Services said, "The addition of F-class rotor repair provides an important service alternative for North American operators."

In addition to the Houston facility, Dresser-Rand is globally expanding its industrial gas and steam turbine repair capability. Locations in South America, Europe and Asia are currently being equipped with additional capacity, and personnel are being trained to provide regional repair solutions for clients around the world.