Turbine Technology Services Announces a New Technology Offering

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Lodestar™ Turbine Parts Management

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This technology is an easy to use cloud-based software tool that empowers users to better decision making and planning.

“Lodestar is defined as a star that shows the way. Our new software for turbine parts management does just that,” said Dave May, Parts Group Manager. “This technology is an easy to use cloud-based software tool that empowers users to better decision making and planning.”

Utilities and power plants of every description have been relatively slow adopters of emerging technologies, the industry is now poised to make a move. Accenture research indicates that nearly 90 percent of utilities anticipate that technological advances will rapidly and significantly change the industry over the next three years. Digital means thinking differently and utilities are ready to transform themselves and embrace the digital world and the concept of “digital everything”.

Lodestar is a technical solution that can gather and organize large amounts of plant operational and unit component life data and present it in useful ways to owners. By weaving systems, data and people together, Turbine Technology Services (TTS) can create solutions that increase performance across many levels.

“It is projected that digital systems and processes like Lodestar will generate 16% cost savings. With today’s budget sensitivity, that is significant,” commented Tony Thornton, President of TTS.

Cost savings, however, isn’t the only driver for adoption. Additional benefits are:

  • Accommodates a more fluid workforce by training the entire maintenance team at no additional cost.
  • Provides consistent data visibility to all stakeholders.
  • Improves levels of innovation and transparency.
  • Allows engagement in an ecosystem with technology partners.
  • Provides a clearer picture of parts life… minimizing unplanned downtime.

Lodestar tracks full maintenance history and calculates remaining component useful life using online operational data, inspection data, TILs and component life standards and experience. It provides tools that manipulate this data to eliminate operational surprises including simulator based future planning (“what if” scenarios), graphical representation of maintenance timelines, cost and value reports and budget planning.

TTS has the engineering expertise and over thirty years of experience providing support and counsel to help client’s make Lodestar an integral part of their gas turbine’s parts management platform. Follow the star to better decision making and planning.


TTS Energy Services

TTS Energy Services is the corporate parent for Turbine Technology Services (TTS) and Reciprocating Technology Services (RTS). TTS provides gas turbine technology expertise, turbine engineering and construction services worldwide. The company's long history and experience providing technical solutions to global power generation entities makes it a leader in its field. TTS has successfully managed numerous gas turbine installations, modernization projects and supplied innovative and unique engineering solutions to vexing problems for gas turbine customers. RTS provides technical and field support for industrial power generation applications using reciprocating engines. Our field service technicians and engineers are seasoned in every aspect of reciprocating equipment, providing reliable services at any location, 24/7. In addition to repairs and diagnostics, the RTS team provides predictive and life-cycle maintenance to ensure maximum performance.

To learn more about TTS, please visit http://turbinetech.com/. To learn more about RTS, please visit http://reciptech.com/

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