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Mitigating Turbocharger Reliability Issues on Caterpillar G3600 Series Engines
Since the introduction of the natural gas Caterpillar 3600 Series Engines in the nineties, operators of these engines with the first generation VTC turbochargers have been plagued with chronic turbocharger failures resulting from deposit buildup (fouling) on the turbine blades. This paper will briefly review and update the following: the casual factors surrounding turbocharger fouling; update population information of VTC and TPS configuration of G3600 engines; the statistics regarding the number and types of VTC turbochargers affected by the fouling buildup; discuss the costs involved in the repair/replacement of both ailing and failed turbochargers; the economics of repairing or replacing turbochargers prior to catastrophic failure; review methods of detecting eminent failure, thus allowing the turbochargers to be removed from service before a catastrophic failure. The following topics will also be reviewed and discussed in detail: the root cause of the deposit buildup on the turbine parts and review possible methods of preventing catastrophic failures of the turbochargers; methods of preventing the deposit buildup on the turbine parts with ethylene glycol and water injection and specialized blade coatings; the economics and benefits of replacing the first generation VTC turbochargers with the more fouling resistant second generation TPS turbochargers; the economics and benefits of replacing the ESS panel with Adem III panel.
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