Hydroelectric power generation equipment is subject to massive forces. This causes vibrations, which can wear down turbine parts and ultimately cause machine breakdowns, in some cases with disastrous results.
Monitoring the vibration levels of the hydroelectric power generation equipment continuously using an online condition monitoring solution enables the operator to:
– make maintenance-decisions based on the machine condition
– ensure a stable production of power
– safeguard on-site personnel
– reduce maintenance costs
– prevent serious machine damage
– minimize the outage frequency
– extend machine life
enhance machine efficiency
Monitoring is interfaced to the hydroelectric power station control systems and emergency shut down system.
Monitoring the impact of Hydropower plant activities on water bodies is important for regulatory compliance and modeling purposes. Including measuring total dissolved gas (TDG) levels around Hydropower activities and monitoring temperature and dissolved oxygen upstream and downstream from plants to ensure regulatory levels are met and power production is optimal.