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SERVICE BULLETIN
NIC 13.05 Rev.00
February 19, 2013

Nonconformity of DN 3 Combined Gas Fuel Stop Ratio Valve


(SRV) and Gas Control Valve (GCV)

Abstract
The purpose of this Service Bulletin is to inform Customers of a potential nonconformity of DN 3 Combined
Gas Fuel Stop Ratio Valves (SRV) and Gas Control Valves (GCV) manufactured or overhauled between
January, 2009 and March, 2012.

Serviceable Units
DN 3 Combined Gas Fuel Stop Ratio Valves (SRV) and Gas Control Valves (GCV) manufactured or
overhauled between January, 2009 and March, 2012.

Compliance Category
O Optional Identifies changes that may be beneficial to some, but not necessarily all, operators.
Accomplishment is at customer's discretion.

M - Maintenance Identifies maintenance guidelines or best practices for reliable equipment operation.

C - Compliance Required Identifies the need for action to correct a condition that, if left uncorrected, may result in
reduced equipment reliability or efficiency. Compliance may be required within a
specific operating time.

A - Alert Failure to comply with the Service Bulletin could result in equipment or facility damage.
Compliance is mandated within a specific operating time.

S Safety Failure to comply with this Service Bulletin could result in personal injury. Compliance is
mandated within a specific operating time.

Timing Code
1 Prior to Unit Startup / Prior to Continued Operation (forced outage condition)
2 At First Opportunity/Next shutdown
3 Prior to Operation of Affected System
4 At First Exposure of Component
5 At Scheduled Component Part Repair or Replacement
6 Next Scheduled Outage
7 Optional

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Background
The gas fuel system is a hydraulically operated assembly that controls the Fuel Gas Flow to the Turbine
combustion nozzles. This assembly consists of two independent valves (a stop/ratio valve and a gas control
valve) combined into one body:
Stop Ratio Valve (SRV) -- controls the gas inter-valve pressure to maintain sonic flow at the GCV and
acts as a quick primary shutoff valve to stop the flow of fuel gas to the turbine on shutdown or trip
conditions.
Gas Control Valve (GCV) -- controls the gas fuel flow by precise metering in accordance with the load
requirements of the gas turbine and additionally, serves as a redundant shutoff valve.
The Turbine Control Panel (TCP) controls the Lift of both valves by means of servo-valves and a Linear
Variable Differential Transformer (LVDT) for feedback signals.

Figure.1: SRV&GCV typical sectional drawing and functional scheme

A few units have experienced sticking of the SRV and GCV valves during gas turbine ramp-down.
The root cause analysis highlighted that these occurrences can be attributed to nonconformities of the
geometrical tolerances of the SRV and GCV bushings and stems.

Since these valves are composed of two components that rub against each other, their estimated life is
strictly related to the number of valve stroke cycles called for by the unit.
In the case of out of design conditions, the estimated life of the valve can be significantly reduced. The
friction force is higher and the behavior irregular due to the formation of scratches, metallic debris and
damage of the sliding surfaces. This can cause the valves to stick.

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This type of nonconformity has been found on DN 3 Combined Gas Fuel Speed Ratio Valves (SRV) and Gas
Control Valves (GCV) manufactured or overhauled between January, 2009 and March, 2012 (see affected
valve serial numbers in Attachment #1).

Recommendations
GE Oil & Gas recommends verifying if the serial number of the valves installed in the unit or retained as
spare parts are included in the list of affected serial numbers in Attachment #1.
The location of the serial number is shown in Figures 1 and 2.

Figure 1: plate to verify valve serial number

Figure 2: plate to verify valve overhaul job

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In case the serial number of the valve is included in the list, GE Oil & Gas recommends proceeding as follows:
Collect data as per Attachment #2. The results should be submitted to GE Oil & Gas Customer
Service Center as per paragraph Contact, to evaluate when the valve should be overhauled.
If the control system does not allow the registration of these data, please contact GE Oil & Gas for
additional instructions.
In case the serial number of the valve included in the list is a spare valve, it should be sent to GE Oil &
Gas for overhauling.

As a general rule, GE Oil & Gas reminds Customers that, as described in the maintenance guidelines
NOM02057 issued with NIC 04.34 Rev.01 and contained in the O&M manual, replacement of the full
SRV+GCV group shall be planned during gas turbine major inspection.

As described in the O&M manual, overhaul activities must only be performed by SRV/GCV qualified GE Oil &
Gas workshop/personnel.
Therefore, a complete valve group assembly should be located or procured as a spare in case overhauling is
needed.

Failure to comply with the recommendations contained in this document could result in sticking and/or
seizing problems of SRV and GCV valves with the potential risk of equipment damage and personal injury.

Planning Information
Compliance Category: (S)
Timing Code: (2)

Manpower skills
A mechanic engineer for valve replacement and an instrumentation specialist for two (2) 10-hour shifts

Parts
See attachment #1

Special Tooling
N/A

Reference Documents
NIC 04.34 Rev.01

Scope of work
For a valve overhaul, the repair time in SRV/GCV qualified GE Oil & Gas workshop is 4 weeks (shipment
excluded), so a complete valve group assembly should be located or procured. Replacement of the valve
requires a mechanical engineer and an instrumentation specialist for two (2) 10-hour shifts.

Note: In order to keep the GE Oil & Gas global installed fleet database updated, it is kindly requested that the
COMPLIANCE RECORD and USER SATISFACTION SURVEY be completed and sent to the addresses specified in the forms.

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Contacts
For units under warranty or covered under a Contractual Service Agreement (CSA) please refer to your GE
Oil & Gas Project Manager.

For technical questions or application and commercial requests please contact:

GE Oil & Gas


Customer Service Center
Via Felice Matteucci, 2
50127 Florence, Italy
e-Mail: customer.service.center@ge.com
Web: http://www.geoilandgas.com/businesses/ge_oilandgas/en/prod_serv/serv/cust_serv.htm
Phone: +39 055 427 2500
Fax: +39 055 423 2800
Please specify the Unit Serial Number and Service Bulletin associated with the request and whether
the request is technical or commercial.

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This online tool is available only to registered GE customers. Please refer to NIC 07.37.SL for any additional
information.

The recommendations contained in this Service Bulletin are for information only. Unless otherwise indicated
in a Contractual Service Agreement (CSA) in force between the parties, all costs associated with
implementation of the recommendations are the Customers responsibility.

Warranty issues will be handled as per the terms of the contract.

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ATTACHMENT #1

List of affected SRV and GCV valve serial numbers

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Valve serial no.


820xxxxx/x
820xxxxx/B018xxxx
8200273/1 8200453/B0180143 8200568/B0180494
8200273/2 8200454/B0180144 8200570/B0180470
8200280/1 8200455/B0180145 8200574/B0180474
8200280/2 8200456/B0180146 8200575/B0180475
8200280/3 8200457/B0180147 8200576/B0180476
8200280/4 8200468/B0180148 8200588/B0180495
8200281/1 8200469/B0180149 8200610/B0180670
8200282/1 8200474/B0180194 8200611/B0180671
8200282/2 8200475/B0180195 8200612/B0180672
8200282/3 8200476/B0180196 8200656/B0180686
8200283/1 8200499/B0180275 8200657/B0180687
8200284/1 8200500/B0180276
8200284/2 8200542/B0180371
8200284/3 8200543/B0180372
8200288/1 8200544/B0180373
8200289/1 8200549/B0180397
8200290/1 8200550/B0180398
8200308/B0180037 8200551/B0180399
8200338/B0180038 8200552/B0180400
8200339/B0180039 8200553/B0180401
8200340/B0180040 8200554/B0180402
8200341/B0180041 8200555/B0180403
8200309/1 8200556/B0180404
8200407/B0180103 8200557/B0180378
8200408/B0180104 8200558/B0180379
8200409/B0180105 8200559/B0180380
8200410/B0180106 8200560/B0180405
8200421/B0180128 8200565/B0180491
8200451/B0180141 8200566/B0180492
8200452/B0180142 8200567/B0180493

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Valve serial no.


823xxxxx/x
823xxxxx/B018xxxx
8239163/1 8239381/B0180191 8239534/B0180466 8239839/B0180861
8239163/2 8239382/B0180192 8239536/B0180456 8239840/B0180852
8239171/1 8239383/B0180193 8239537/B0180467 8239857/B0180859
8239179/1 8239396/B0180161 8239538/B0180468 8239858/B0180860
8239179/2 8239408/B0180168 8239554/B0180469 8239860/B0180867
8239182/1 8239409/B0180169 8239563/B0180473 8239862/B0180911
8239182/2 8239413/B0180184 8239604/B0180547 8239864/B0180913
8239182/3 8239427/B0180182 8239638/B0180549
8239187/1 8239428/B0180183 8239641/B0180601
8239192/1 8239437/B0180185 8239643/B0180593
8239202/1 8239438/B0180200 8239644/B0180594
8239206/1 8239439/B0180240 8239645/B0180595
8239207/1 8239457/B0180274 8239646/B0180596
8239213/1 8239458/B0180300 8239647/B0180597
8239214/1 8239470/B0180331 8239648/B0180598
8239217/1 8239486/B0180383 8239649/B0180599
8239224/1 8239492/B0180462 8239660/B0180622
8239305/B0180121 8239493/B0180463 8239667/B0180644
8239324/B0180164 8239494/B0180464 8239670/B0180645
8239325/B0180165 8239509/B0180386 8239673/B0180729
8239360/B0180130 8239512/B0180396 8239675/B0180685
8239367/B0180117 8239513/B0180435 8239705/B0180747
8239368/B0180118 8239514/B0180436 8239709/B0180649
8239369/B0180119 8239515/B0180418 8239740/B0180753
8239370/B0180120 8239516/B0180419 8239742/B0180749
8239376/B0180186 8239519/B0180420 8239743/B0180750
8239377/B0180187 8239527/B0180421 8239766/B0180799
8239378/B0180188 8239528/B0180422 8239817/B0180797
8239379/B0180189 8239529/B0180423 8239825/B0180843
8239380/B0180190 8239533/B0180465 8239834/B0180910

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Overhauled Valve serial no.


803xxxxx
8036085 8036103 8036122 8036135
8036088 8036106 8036123 8036136
8036091 8036106 8036124 8036137
8036089 8036109 8036125 8036132
8036096 8036111 8036126 8036145
8036094 8036114 8036115 8036140
8036118 8036108 8036128 8036141
8036099 8036117 8036129 8036146
8036097 8036120 8036130 8036149
8036105 8036121 8036131

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ATTACHMENT #2

List of data to be recorded

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The Customer should record the data/signals from the Control System as follows:

1. Values of signals as per P&I below:

- SRV valve feedback position : 96SR-1 and 96SR-2


- GCV valve feedback position : 96GC-1 and 96GC-2

SRV valve GCV valve


position position
transmitter transmitter

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Data should be set on the control system and collect for a week with a sampling time= 1 minute during a
typical operating cycle of the unit.

Example of reported in an excel table:

Customer Name
Unit Serial number
Job number
SRV GCV
time 90SR-1 (%) 90SR-2 (%) 96GC-1 (%) 96GC-2 (%)
dd/mm/yy
hh:mm
dd/mm/yy
hh:mm
dd/mm/yy
hh:mm
dd/mm/yy
hh:mm
dd/mm/yy
hh:mm
dd/mm/yy
hh:mm
dd/mm/yy
hh:mm
..
..

1. Date of the installation of the valve.


2. Date of signal recording.
3. Fired hours from the date of valve installation to the date of recording of signal values

The results should be submitted to GE Oil & Gas Customer Service Center as per paragraph Contact

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100% of Service Bulletin Completed: YES NO

If No, please state what was completed and what was not:

Comments:



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