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Reduction of Breakdown for Gas Turbine in Combined Cycle Power Plant

Pattamon Jearaphun and Somkiat Tangjitsitcharoen
Department of Industrial Engineering Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkron University, Bangkok,Thailand

Abstract—The objective of this research is to reduce the breakdown for the gas turbine in a combined cycle power plant through the collected gas turbine breakdown. The use of Pareto diagram is apply to select the issues. The electricity production in the current condition is then studied by focusing on the operation, equipment, and other machinery that affect breakdowns. The breakdown causes are then analyzed using be cause and effect diagram. The failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) is then performed to determine the cause of the breakdown. The criteria are set and evaluated to calculate the risk priority number (RPN) to prioritize the selection of the breakdown causes that need to be improved. It is found that the current availability increased by 1.47% and the amount of breakdowns cost in power generation decreased by 79%. 

Index Terms—machine breakdown, failure mode and effect analysis, maintenance, gas turbine, power plant combined cycle power plant

Cite: Pattamon Jearaphun and Somkiat Tangjitsitcharoen, "Reduction of Breakdown for Gas Turbine in Combined Cycle Power Plant," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 7, No. 6, pp. 630-634, November 2018. DOI: 10.18178/ijmerr.7.6.630-634