The aims of the GTUF are:

  • Ensure that full life is extracted from all gas turbine components and other generic components.
  • Increase the level of understanding of the life consumption mechanisms which determine the ultimate life of gas turbine and other generic components.
  • Share information on component design enhancements and upgrades and gain an understanding of how these may be of value to gas turbine users.
  • Research, develop and optimise appropriate inspection and refurbishment/replacement strategies for gas turbine components and other generic components.
  • Work with the refurbishment industry to ensure highest quality standards are achieved.
  • Participate in joint research projects that deliver maximum benefit to the project sponsors and to extend the programme of project to the “higher hanging fruit.”
  • Build relationships with other gas turbine users by sharing experiences and fostering information exchange that will deliver broader benefits to all parties.
  • Share experiences in relation to gas turbine hardware failures, quality control issues, operational incidents and planned and unplanned outage execution in a way that supports the improved safety and cost effectiveness of operation.
  • Accelerate the development of technical staff through networking and targeted industry relevant training opportunities.
  • Raise and seek resolution of industry issues.