Following 2021’s implementation of a new lean approach to outages, called “Live Outage,” which was developed with input from experts from the field and experts in lean methodology to improve the field execution experience, GE and FieldCore, GE’s owned field services company, announces an innovative outage workflow is available for GE 9F gas turbines in Europe and in the Middle East. Initially launched in the United States, at over eighty power plants powered by GE 7F gas turbines, it helped complete outages safely with a substantial reduction in cycle time.
Live Outage is a system of digital applications, tools, sequencing, and other initiatives to transform outages through lean methodology. The Live Outage application hosts the critical content and standard procedures that field crews need, all at the point of work. The weatherproof, touchscreen-based, digitized platform replaces a more antiquated, paper-based approach and makes best practices scalable and reproducible at sites around the world. Further, the app tracks project progress in real time, with status bars for each of the hundreds of tasks that need to be completed.