Flight Aero - PW2000 Stage 3 LP Vane
Advanced Repairs Available Only from Liburdi
The problem — sulfidation attack of the seal slots on the LP3 Vane shrouds.
DER Repair Scope
The objective of this major repair is to resolve the service corrosion sulfidation experienced by the LPT3 vane seal slot at the inner and outer buttress locations as shown in the adjacent photographs. The repair is possible through the use of the Liburdi Powder Metallurgy (LPMTM) process.
Advantages Over Diffusion Braze Repair
- Damaged material is removed by grinding which is more reliable than chemical cleaning processes to penetrate and remove oxides in cracks prior to brazing. Removal of all oxides and damaged material is assured.
- Relatively large volumes of LPM® material can be used to reliably fill the prepared areas. Build-ups of .250” (6.4mm) are achieved in a single application.
- Brazing is limited to fine shallow crack openings and must rely on capillary action to penetrate the full crack depth.
- Build-up of worn surfaces is accomplished with LPM® applied in flexible tape form. LPM® tapes produce controlled thickness build-ups to restore eroded airfoils and trailing edges without the use of coupons or inserts.
- LPM® can be exposed to multiple high temperature heat treatments or repair cycles.
- Very low boron content of LPM® compared to braze results in excellent hot corrosion resistance and full compatibility with conventional coating systems.
Advantages Over Weld Repair
- Nickel alloy components are repaired with matching LPM® alloy for strength approaching the original component. Strength far exceeds conventional weld filler such as IN625.
- Cobalt alloy components can be repaired with matching LPM® or alternatively with nickel based LPM® alloy for strength exceeding the original component.
- Able to repair crack sensitive superalloys without the heat affected zone cracks experienced with welding.
- Able to repair structural areas of vane segments without the localized distortion and strain cracks associated with welding.