Dresser-Rand is expanding its Turbine Technology Services facility in Houston, Texas, to include a center of excellence for F-class rotor repair. The facility includes a metallurgical laboratory, a high-capacity vacuum and conventional heat-treating facility, complete in-house coating capability, automated 5-axis laser welding, and a machine and weld shop. It also provides high-quality repairs on mature and F-Class frame industrial gas and steam turbines. The facility is ISO 9001:2008 certified.            

The new F-class rotor shop will add an additional 24,000 square feet 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. According to the global supplier of rotating equipment solutions, the expanded repair facility in Houston has the capabilities needed to help clients better manage their rotors to meet or exceed the original design lives of those components.