Modernization & Upgrades for Industrial Steam Turbines

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Industrial steam turbines can have service lives of 30 years or more and are important components in many industrial processes, the oil and gas industry and power generation. It is very likely that turbine operating parameters will change along with market conditions over such long periods as well as when new processes and laws, like environmental standards, come along.   Modernization programs from Siemens help operators conserve precious resources while always keeping their systems at peak levels of efficiency, reliability and availability as well as power, flexibility, and environment-friendliness – with OEM-quality services. 

A comprehensive portfolio of services

Siemens Energy modernizations and upgrades for industrial steam turbines have been specially developed to meet the requirements for all different types of steam turbines and their applications.

Our Benefits

Learn more about our modernization and upgrade service solutions for industrial steam turbine

When choosing to modernize your steam turbine, you can benefit from:

  • Less downtime necessary than installing a new turbine thanks to upgrades & backfits
  • Thoroughly planned modernizations and upgrades
  • Implementing state-of-the-art technology and innovative solution
  • Cost-efficiency and reduction of investment costs by reusing existing parts, turbine systems and components
  • Less downtime necessary than installing a new turbines thanks to upgrades & backfits
  • Increase in the availability and reliability of your present machine, plus a possible improvement in efficiency
  • You can carry on production using  a turbine you are familiar with, and maybe even continue using spare parts that you already have in stock

Outcomes of modernization programs of industrial steam turbines

We work closely with you to anticipate potentially upcoming maintenance work, and develop options for implementing this work that will minimize your costs and downtime. Your specific requirements are taken into account, so you get a steam turbine that is precisely customized for maximum efficiency and specifically tailored to your needs. We are a partner you can rely on, whether you just need a component replaced or a complete turbine overhaul.

  • Keep downtime and production losses to a minimum
  • Optimize processes
  • Extend the lifecycle of turbines
  • Continue to work with familiar equipment and may even have relevant spare parts in store
  • Return of investment in a short time

Footprint Solutions

A “footprint” turbine is a replacement turbine which does not require any significant modifications to be made to the existing baseframe or foundation. The existing oil system, gearbox and driven machine (generator, compressor, etc.) can also continue to be used with no, or only minor, modifications. If necessary, they can be adapted to the new operating parameters.

Potential benefits (subject to individual agreement):

  • Reduced plant downtime
  • Less time pressure: your original turbine can be overhauled/upgraded following disassembly while production continues using the footprint turbine
  • Low cost: use can be made of existing spare parts (such as rotor assemblies)
  • The footprint turbine is equipped with brand new, state-of-the-art components
  • Connections to the foundation, driven machine and piping mostly have the same dimensions
  • Added value: your overhauled turbine can subsequently serve as a spare unit.

DR-SST Footprint Concept

With the footprint concept, the turbine and all its components are modernized but their dimensions and the positioning of the flanges are not changed, with the result that they can be perfectly integrated into the existing infrastructure. In the process, it’s possible to determine exactly which turbine components should be reworked to improve efficiency or performance. 

See more information regarding the DR-SST Footprint Concept

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In order to keep a plant reliable and reduce downtime, industrial steam turbines will require periodic maintenance during regular scheduled intervals. Our FlexLTP provides a technical and financial plan to assist you in carrying out scheduled outages of the equipment. The major aspects of the LTP can be summarized as recommended spare parts, scheduled outage services, helpdesk and remote monitoring and diagnostics.

Benefits of FlexLTP:

  • Increased reliability based on our 24/7 emergency troubleshooting via the Siemens helpdesk service
  • Online trouble shooting enabled via Siemens RDS
  • Free of charge engineering support for emergency troubleshooting
  • Higher availability due to Daily Monitoring for prevention of unplanned shutdowns
  • Improved performance throughout the whole plant lifetime due to daily monitoring

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Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics

Based on our OEM expert knowledge, combined with modern tools for detection and diagnostics we will provide a highly reliable online troubleshooting and consulting service via its company-wide operating platform for your employees, to help you minimize operating and maintenance costs while maximizing plant availability.

Features and potential benefits of RDS:

  • Quick and easy installation
  • Fast, reliable online help and remote troubleshooting by experts
  • Recommendations for future operation
  • Minimal downtime and lower maintenance costs through trend and root cause analyses
  • Analysis of thermodynamic and rotor-dynamics data based on operating data

RDS Internetpage


Did you know that you can evaluate your current Siemens assets online and get an overview over potential improvements and latest information on modifications and upgrades? Based on your engine data and operating profile, we can advise you on potential improvements and modernization possibilities. In myAdvisor you can access the latest information on our modernization and upgrade portfolio and request further details and proposals.