Shot peening for the Energy and Nuclear industry
Turbines and engines producing energy (Diesel, Gas, Steam, Wind Turbine) are all composed of metal parts exposed to severe environmental conditions (rotation or movement, speed, heat, vibrations, stresses). These components are subject to mechanical fatigue phenomena and so need to be treated in order to increase their lifetime and to prevent breakdowns.
The downtimes generated by failures or preventive maintenance operations of these turbines and engines generate production stoppages and resulting significant operating losses. Reliability and reduction of downtime in the maintenance phase are major issues.