LPTi specializes in prognostics and health management (PHM) services for the life cycle management of gas turbines using its patented XactLIFE system. The system accurately predicts structural damage in components (well before actual damage develops) and detects existing structural issues through sensor-based diagnostics, non-destructive inspection or destructive metallurgical testing. LPTi has provided services to various clientele in the military and power generation sectors with significant success. LPTi’s high predictive accuracy is attributed to advanced material physics-based mathematical models that consider the effects of usage and materials processing variability into the microstructure of the component materials. Hence, XactLIFE provides quantitative predictive maintenance strategies for direct cost savings of 40% by optimizing parts replacement, refurbishment, and life extension while simultaneously maintaining safety and reliability of individual components. Cost savings of over US $40 Million were achieved for a land-based turbine fleet through deferred capital expenditures and reduced maintenance. LPTi has also significantly reduced the design life cycle time for emerging OEMs by offsetting prototype testing with simulation.
Engine owners, who maintain their fleets or seek independent opinions on OEM’s recommendations, benefit from LPTi's prognostics services. LPTi has a strategic partnership with the NRC on material testing and has R&D collaborations with universities across Canada.
LPTi has established partnerships with engineering service providers and maintenance and overhaul shops in the MENA region, India, China, South America, and North America which include OEM's, Operators and Repair and Overhaul companies, Research and Development Agencies, End of Life Inspection companies and Distributors. LPTi has access to world class test and evaluation facilities at NRC's Aerospace Division to generate coupon level material properties data, assess the component level behavior in test rigs, conduct full-scale engine testing of design modifications, and validate life extension schemes. These qualification tests are conducted in conformance with established ASTM standards and certifying agency standards.