Reduced staff and ever changing environment make it difficult to keep machines running optimally. One of the best ways to combat this problem is by monitoring important parameters such as vibration, pressure, temperature, etc. Machine health monitoring allows operators to better prioritize their time for a smoother running shop and less downtime. Our free DAQ […]
The situation: Von Mises stress calculations on Hydro unit forced plant operators to run well below rated capacity of 57.5MW. Running at 55MW, the rotor was calculated to be exceeding the material limits of 8000psi shear and 13,333.33psi von Mises combined stress when running at capacity. The solution: live torque monitoring of the shaft (as […]
Quick update and demo of Acheron’s new remote sensor streaming option. It allows data from Suprock sensors to be streamed from anywhere in the world that has an internet connection. As always, Acheron software is free with purchase of Suprocktech sensors. Available in the latest version now.
Dr. Suprock demonstrates our high-temp strain gages’ remarkable stability at extreme temperatures (1,200°F) The max constant operating temp of our gages is currently 1800°F/980°C. Even better, this stability comes with supersonic frequency bandwidth, useful for gas turbine combustion dynamics, HRSG monitoring, boiler pipe crack monitoring, etc. These strain gages can now be “printed” onto metal […]
Modern grid issues, old age and flex-ops has brought numerous new problems to the hydropower industry. One of these is generator rim float. Hydroelectric assemblies are rather stout and can run with minor float issues but as the problem worsens it can lead to an irregular air-gap, key fretting, accentuated magnetic forces between the rotor […]