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Life Prediction Technologies Inc.
  • 23-1010 Polytek St
  • K1J9J1

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China, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Industries Classification:
333611  Turbine and Turbine Generator Set Units Manufacturing
541330  Engineering Services
541690  Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
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2017-03-24,  Industry Canada
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Life Prediction Technologies Inc.

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Life Prediction Technologies Inc. (LPTi) is a knowledge-based company specializing in formulating prognostics and health management (PHM) based life cycle management strategies for gas and steam turbine systems, sub-systems and their components. LPTi provides life extension and design review services to turbine users, overhal vendors, third partty parts manufacturers and OEMs LPTi uses physics based approach to prognostics (predictive maintenance) including microstructure based damage models for the residual life prediction turbine components and devising inspection based life cycle management strategies for components in rotating equipment in the power plant units where equipment parts may not be visually accessible for routine inspection or may have exceeded their design life limits or may be cracking prematurely due to a variety of reasons during service.


  • XactLIFE LPTi has developed and successfully completed projects with the world’s first real time prognostics system called XactLIFE for gas and steam turbine applications. The patented XactLIFE prognostics system ( CAN Patent No. 2,604,118 and US Patent No.8,116,992) is an expert system that uses physics based modeling approach and accurately predicts the fracture critical locations, crack nucleation and propagation life, and the occurrence of distortion or structural faults in a component long before they actually develop during service. Unlike diagnostics, this XactLIFE prognostics system allows the turbine users to take corrective action cost effectively before a structural failure occurs during service, quantify risks and to explore the possibility of implementing life extension schemes such as inspection based life extension of all Class A components and rejuvenation, recoating or repair technologies for durability critical parts. LPTi prognostics solution is 30 times more accurate than existing empirical modeling based solutions. In addition, parts reliability can be established up-front using physics based probabilistic analysis without requiring the accumulation of substantial amounts of parts fialuire data to conduct traditional FMECA based reliability analysis. The system provides a choice of damage models, for steam as well as gas turbine applications such as creep, Low Cycle Fatigue (LCF), stress corrosion, corrosion fatigue and Thermal Mechanical Fatigue (TMF) analysis and creep crack growth rate (CCGR), Fatigue crack growth rate (FCGR) or combined loading based safe inspection interval analysis. Inaddition, damage modfels are also available for predicting the life of coated parts. Coating life prediction models are built in system for aluminide, MCrAlY and thermal barrier coating (TBC) systems.

  • Engineering Services Advanced failure analysis and mechanical testing of engineering components exposed to erosion, corrosion, wear, fretting, static or dynamic loads, creep, fatigue or thermal mechanical fatigue or combined loading conditions 3D Finite Element Analysis of complex machine components Modeling of gas turbine gas path environment and component temperature distributions State-of-the-art design analysis for gas turbine blades, vanes, turbine discs and spacers Safe Life assessment of blades, vanes, turbine discs and spacers using microstructure based material models Damage tolerance assessment of turbine components, development of Retirement for Cause (RFC) for reduced operating costs through component life extension Deterministic and probabilistic life analysis providing information on risk assessment Scenario analysis permitting the user to understand the effects of various operational changes on life Non-destructive testing of gas turbine components and coatings used on compressor and turbine components Evaluation and qualification of repair techniques for superalloy Gas Turbine components Advice on materials selection & processing XactLIFE technology meets the MIL-STD-1783B requirements

  • Engine Specific XactLIFE Prognostics System Develop XactLIFE system for specific engines upon request

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