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.