Development and operation of larger size gas turbines have demonstrated that higher turbine inlet temperature can be sustained due to advancement in material and cooling technology. After a feasibility study it was determined that modern available technology can be applied to existing previous generation of machines. These programs are identified as “The Performance Upgrade of Gas Turbine”. Amongst the significant benefits that can be realized by retrofitting state of art parts in existing machines are higher power and more durable parts. This paper discusses various programs that are currently offered and implementation technique of upgrading the machines. A recent example is also presented. These unique programs are particularly attractive at the time of overall life consumption of the initial set of hot parts. At that point in an operating gas turbine it will be beneficial to retrofit the latest configuration parts to realize the performance improvements.

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