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Gas Turbine Owners Will Spend $3.5 Billion for Valves

Gas turbine owners will spend $2 billion for new valves and $1.5 billion for service and repair of valves in 2017. The Americas and Asia will each spend more than Europe and Africa combined.
Valves for GTCC plants are challenged by the rapid cycling required. Wind and solar are playing an increasing role in power generation but their operations are not constant as reported by McIlvaine Company.   As a result, GTCC plants are operated to balance the fluctuating contribution from the other sources. Flow accelerated corrosion and other problems are being addressed.