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Maintenance management of gas turbine power plant systems

AA Fadipe, JJ Biebuma

Abstract


Over the years, electric power generation and supply has not been steady and sufficient in Nigeria. Breakdown of machinery and equipment is being identified as some of the major factors for continuous state of affairs. Given the abundant availability of gas and the significant installed capacity of the electricity from Gas Turbine Power Systems; effective maintenance of Gas Turbine Power Plants in Nigeria could be the panacea for achieving regular power generation and supply. The study identified environmental impact on the machines, economic limitation, government policies, inconsistency in
following maintenance procedures and bottlenecks as some of the serious constraints affecting maintenance of Gas Turbine Power Plants in Nigeria. Maintenance models that could be considered in Afam power station are highlighted and analyzed in the context of these constraints. Also necessary
recommendations that will improve maintenance and operations of Gas Turbine Power Plants in Nigeria are proposed.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jorind.v8i2.66864
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