Patent Number: 6,332,272

Title: Method of repairing a turbine blade

Abstract: A method for repairing a turbine blade (10) wherein the tip (16) of the blade is removed (41,43) and a replacement cap is attached by welding (49). The cap may consist of a plate (48) attached by welding and a squealer (54) formed by depositing weld material (52), as illustrated in FIG. 3. The plate and/or squealer may be formed from a material different from the material of the airfoil portion (42) of the blade in order to optimize the performance of the blade.

Inventors: Sinnott; Zachary (Winter Park, FL), Smith; Kevin D. (Oviedo, FL), Junkin; John E. (Orlando, FL), Updegrove; Kevin (Carson City, NV), Foster; Michael F. (Carson City, NV), Lovelace; Daniel (Carson City, NV)

Assignee: Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation

International Classification: B23P 6/00 (20060101); F01D 5/20 (20060101); F01D 5/14 (20060101); F01D 5/00 (20060101); B23P 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018