Test Plan Development
Validated Suppliers & Equipment
A power generation company was experiencing sporadic field failures of gas flow-rate valves in their turbines. Upon reporting on the valves’ failures, they also discovered that their supplier had marked the current model for obsolescence, so a new flow-rate valve would need to be implemented. Unfortunately, they did not have the flexibility of disrupting their energy operations to explore new technologies and evaluate suppliers. They provide energy to their clients on an on-demand basis; having to deny their customers could severely damage their relationships. A new flow- rate valve would need to be implemented immediately, but validation against field failure modes was crucial.
The power generator enlisted Ansys-DfR to implement a thorough and accurate method for validating the reliability and robustness of a new flow-rate valve as quickly as possible.