Refurbishment

Solar's Mabank Refurbishment Center supplies refurbished gas turbine packages for sale or lease, and refurbishes any customer-owned Solar® turbomachinery product complete with the same equipment warranty coverage as a new unit at a very affordable cost.

Solar has provided hundreds of refurbished packages for customers seeking a low-cost solution while gaining the operating benefits of improved performance and reliability. Solar's Mabank, Texas facility restores and upgrades older compressor packages, mechanical-drive units and generator sets to "like-new" condition. We also refurbish other equipment such as compressor skids, pipe-valve skids, single-lift modules, scrubbers, coolers, package enclosures and ancillary systems.

BENEFITS
The gas turbine, driven equipment and associated systems and components are overhauled or updated to "like-new" condition, providing an anticipated life expectancy equivalent to that of a new equipment package. Also, new microprocessor control systems are provided for turbine package operation and protection. Package electrical and control systems are manufactured and assembled to NEC or CENELEC standards, and Solar can provide the appropriate certifications for CSA or CENELEC requirements. Additionally, lead- time for delivery is typically 14 to 16 weeks, which is significantly shorter than most new equipment orders.

The Value of Package Refurbishment
In general, the package refurbishment process can provide a beneficial solution for customers with a great variety of business needs. Whether you are an Solar user looking to revitalize and enhance your existing packages, or you require a rapid deployment to service a critical need, Solar's package refurbishment will offer the flexibility to assure that your needs are met and exceeded.

Customer-Owned Packages
The customer specifies the scope of work - from limited refurbishment and warranty - to complete turbine package refurbishment that would have similar warranty terms as a new package. This service can be provided on the full spectrum of Solar's product families.

Sale of Refurbished Saturn® or Centaur® Gas Turbine Packages
Saturn and Centaur gas turbine packages are refurbished and updated to the latest technologies to increase power and efficiency and are customized to meet project requirements.

Lease of Refurbished Saturn or Centaur Gas Turbine Packages
Saturn and Centaur gas turbine packages are also available on a lease basis.


TOTAL PACKAGE REFURBISHMENT PROCESS

Disposition

  • Detailed assessment of unit's condition
    - Complete package disassembly
    - Component remanufacture or replacement
    - Gas turbine overhaul by Solar's DeSoto, Texas facility
    - Centrifugal gas compressor overhaul in Mabank
    - Gearbox / OEM driven equipment overhaul
  • Cleaning and Painting
    - Paint and surface contaminants removed
    - Package surfaces repainted to Solar's original high quality standards
  • Assembly
    - Rebuilt or reconfigured for new application
    - Components assembled with new tubing, hoses, conduit or cable
    - Qualified technicians and engineers ensure proper assembly
  • Testing 
    - Static tests of package and control system
    - Package and control system dynamic simulation tests
    - Gas turbine performance test in DeSoto
    - Centrifugal compressor mechanical and seal leak tests in Mabank
    - Air performance test of centrifugal compressor in San Diego (optional)
  • Documentation
    - Complete set of drawings (electrical, hydro-mechanical, and mechanical installation) 
    - Full set of Operation and Maintenance Instruction (OMI) manuals Illustrated parts list
    - Updated supplementary data CD ROM available
     

SOLAR'S TOTAL PACKAGE REFURBISHMENT OPTIONS

  • Gas turbine overhaul and performance test
  • SoLoNOx™combustion system upgrade (optional)
  • Driven equipment overhaul or replacement
  • Centrifugal gas compressor seal system conversions (wet / dry)
  • Microprocessor control system
  • Component remanufacture or replacement
  • Upgrade of package systems (start, fuel, lube, seal)
  • Testing of package and control systems
  • Package enclosure with fire protection system (optional)
  • Ancillary systems (inlet filter, silencer, exhaust system, oil cooler)
  • Complete set of new drawings and manuals
  • Equipment warranty coverage equivalent to new packages
     

To discuss the many ways Solar's package refurbishment can work for you, please contact your local Solar Service Representative