Patent Number: 8,714,929

Title: Turbine assembly and method for securing a closure bucket

Abstract: According to one aspect of the invention, a turbine assembly is provided, wherein the turbine assembly includes a drum rotor comprising a slot and a closure bucket configured to be placed in the slot, the closure bucket including a lock pin disposed in a base member of the closure bucket. In addition, a portion of the lock pin is configured to rotatably extend into a cavity in the slot thereby securing the closure bucket within the slot.

Inventors: Joshi; Manish (Karnataka, IN), Madhivanan; Vivekanandhan Thiruvettipuram (Karnataka, IN)

Assignee: General Electric Company

International Classification: F01D 5/32 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018