Patent Number: 8,720,057

Title: Method for reconditioning a rotor of a turbomachine

Abstract: A method is provided for reconditioning a turbomachine rotor, equipped with circumferentially extending grooves for accommodating blades retained in the grooves at a distance from each other by spacers. The method includes removing the blades and spacers from the grooves and hollowing out the exposed grooves, simultaneously widening the grooves to remove damage-inflicted material. At least one circumferentially extending lateral groove is introduced for accommodating a filler piece in the grooves to fill a gap between blades and hollowed-out rotor grooves. New spacers are provided which are matched to the hollowed-out grooves and have recesses which are matched to the introduced lateral grooves. Filler pieces are provided for inserting into the circumferentially extending lateral grooves and recesses of the new spacers. The blades and new spacers are inserted into the hollowed-out rotor grooves and corresponding filler pieces are inserted into the lateral grooves and matched recesses of the new spacers.

Inventors: Wellenkamp; Ulrich (Windisch, CH), Puerta; Luis Federico (Rieden, CH), Kappis; Wolfgang (Fislisbach, CH)

Assignee: Alstom Technology Ltd

International Classification: B23P 6/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/13/12018