Borescoping your gearbox will help to show you any damage sustained within your major components. DigitalClone® allows you to add this inspection event directly to your turbine to be tracked for historical purposes. You can indicate how severe the damage is, where and when the damage took place, and include any additional notes and pictures from your inspection. Adding this damage class will allow you to be more aware of the damaged assets in your fleet.
Watch the video or follow the steps below to add your borescope/inspection directly into DCL:
1. Sign into DigitalClone®
2. Click on “Data Management” on the left side of the page
3. Select “Events” after the dropdown list appears under “Data Management”
4. Click on the “blue plus sign” icon in the bottom right of your screen to be taken into the
5. Using the form dropdowns, fill in the following fields:
- Site: Select the site of the inspection
- Asset: Select the asset that was inspected at that site
- Major Component: Provide the major component (gearbox or main bearing) that was inspected at this asset
- Event Type: Select “Inspection/Tear Down”
- Event Date: Provide the date that the borescope/inspection took place
- Work Order (optional): If you have a specific work order number tied to this inspection/borescope you can add it here.
- Additional Notes (optional): Please provide any additional notes you want to track about this inspection/borescope here
6. Once the above fields are filled in, select “Add Details”.
7. At the top of the page, select if this was an “Inspection” or “Tear Down” event.
8. You will then see a breakdown of the list of sub-components that make up this major
component. Using your borescope inspection, please go through and fill out the following fields
related to the damaged components in your inspection event:
- Damage Mode: Use this drop down to see a list of all the damage modes that might have been sustained by this sub-component. The damage modes will be different for a bearing vs. a gear.
- Damage Class: Select how severe the damage is using the damage class chart provided in DigitalClone®.
- Damage Location: Provide the location where the damage took place. Damage locations will be different for a bearing vs. a gear.
- Additional Notes (optional): Input any notes from the inspector regarding this damaged sub-component.
9. Repeat step 8 for all damaged sub-components.
10. If this gearbox failed and you know the primary cause of failure based on this inspection
event, you can check the check mark to the left of primary failed component. This is an
11. Once you have provided all the information on this page, select “Upload Photos”.
12. The “Upload Photos” page will show you where you can upload your inspection photos directly
to the subcomponent or the whole inspection document. You can upload as many photos as
you have or you can upload nothing. This is not a required field.
Here is where you upload subcomponent photos.
Here is where you would upload the whole inspection document.
13. Click “Submit” after all information is provided and your inspection is complete. The highest damage class will now display next to your asset in the “Asset Health” display.
14. You will be taken back to your “Events” page to view this event and any other inspection or replacement events on this page.
15. To export these submitted events, please follow these steps:
- Click “Export” in the top right corner of the Events page
- Check the box for “Event History”
- Select the “File Format” you would like to export this information into and click the “Export” button.