Benefits

What can upgrading do for you?

  • Output increase up to 25% (combined-cycle operation)
  • Efficiency improvement up to 5 points (simple and combined-cycle operation)
  • Turndown as low as 40%
  • NOx reduction as low as 15 ppm
  • Fits into the existing 6B footprint
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How we get you there

By injecting a range of advanced technologies from GE’s F- and H-Class gas turbine fleets, the 6B repowering upgrade transforms the 6B unit into a GE 6F.01 gas turbine.

The upgrade consists of a full “flange-to-flange” upgrade of all major components including the combustion system, hot gas path, and compressor. Additionally, it incorporates a hot end drive with a new exhaust frame and radial diffuser—a design scaled from the 6F.01 new unit.

We can apply this upgrade to any 6B unit, including machines that operate in a wide range of applications including:

  • District heating
  • Petrochemical
  • Oil & Gas
  • Utility for electricity generation
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6B flange-to-flange replacement

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Customer stories
  • Asia
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New 6B upgrade technology leads to industry-leading performance levels

Highlights

output increase

$3.5 million

potential annual fuel savings

Project details

In an industry characterized by constant change and technological advances, an industrial chemical facility in Asia needed to find a way to improve production levels. To increase efficiency and output while reducing emissions, GE’s new 6B repowering technology will be utilized on three 6B units. The output increase of 25% is expected to help the customer accelerate the rate of chemical production and could lead to significant fuel savings.

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