It is not unusual for well maintained and operated power generators to be in use long after the OEM’s designed life expectancy. With a growing dependence on electric power and the prohibitive cost of outage extensions, there have been increased efforts to obtain higher operating voltages while increasing reliability. To accomplish this, it may require the replacement of major components such as armature windings, field windings or a complete rotor. Upgrading generator components can be a complicated process that requires a considerable amount of pre-planning, extended outage time and a significant financial investment. Time and wear of auxiliary system components have a direct impact on the generator availability and could potentially lead to a generator problem that could lead to a catastrophic failure. A proactive approach to upgrading these critical auxiliary systems will help secure your return on investment. Thus, this course identifies the benefits for evaluating and upgrading generator auxiliary systems including monitoring systems; viz:- governors, exciters, machine condition monitoring, lube systems, cooling systems amongst others.
Offered by: AETI