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Bearings reduce-spiral vibration turbo-generators

November 6, 2013

When Alstom Power identified a phenomenon of spiral vibration close to the  trip  level on one of their 450MVa hydrogen-cooled generators, Waukesha Bearings' (WB)  proprietary predictive tools and  extensive industry experience on equipment of this size made them the clear choice to design and  manufacture a drop-in bearing replacement.  More than 13 generator sets have been commissioned since the initial phenomenon was detected in 2003. In total, the Maxalign bearings have seen 600,000 cumulative operating hours with these particular Alstom generators.
 
Read the full article on page 21 of International Power Engineering Magazine.