Turbine Bore Alignment

In today’s demanding world, it is essential for machines to have the highest possible efficiency to maximize profit and minimize cost. Steam turbines are no exception, and maximizing their efficiency is partly dependent on the proper alignment of the turbines. Traditionally, tight wire has been the go-to tool for this task, but while it produced good-enough results in the past, the demands of today require a quicker and more precise tool.

L-706 Steam Turbine Alignment System

The result of more than 40 years of steam turbine alignment experience, the L-706 Steam Turbine Alignment System is the fastest, easiest, and most accurate way of aligning turbines on the market with these features:

  • Tough, rugged design holds up well to the tough turbine-outage environment.
  • The L-706 has a range of 100 ft (30 m) and can provide accuracy up to .005 in. (0.13 mm) over the full range.
  • 50% faster than tight wire with higher repeatability from operator to operator.
  • Real-time data updating allows components to be aligned while watching the alignment values update, speeding up alignments.
  • Minimal training is required since the L-706’s setup is similar to the tight-wire method.
  • Turbine target “sweep” fixtures allow laser and targets to be positioned exactly at manufacturer-specified reference points.

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L-706 Steam Turbine Alignment System Configuration