Hydropower: Efficient and sustainable


Hydro turbines - Why monitor, why measure?

Reliable power supply is highly dependent on the efficiency and availability of turbomachinery.

In hydropower plants, hydro turbines are at the core of the operations. It is therefore essential to keep their power output high at all times, and to shorten the necessary overhaul and revision times.

In order to achieve optimum efficiency and service life, the precise alignment of a turbine's internal components is crucial, such as the bearings and the impeller shaft. Plumbness of the assembly is also a critical factor to avoid increased operating loads.

A number of innovative monitoring techniques can also be implemented to make sure your turbines are checked at regular intervals or continuously to prevent or diagnose component wear, which may cause damage and even unplanned standstill.

For many years, operators of hydropower plants around the world have trusted PRUFTECHNIK for its expertise and technology to help increase turbine efficiency and availability.





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Case studies

- Marked wear on the plain bearing of a francis turbine -
  a potential alignment issue?

- Reliable green electricity with Condition Monitoring