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Power Generation

Because downtime is costly and can lead to an interruption in power supply, the performance and lifetime of equipment in the power generation industry, such as load tap changers, gas engines, and pumps can be dramatically increased with the proper contamination control practices to maintain fluid cleanliness.

 

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Coal Fired Power Plant

Coal-fired power plants will often run continuously for several years between shut-downs. Sometimes these shut-downs are planned for maintenance purposes, other times they are unexpected. It’s the unexpected shut-downs that plant managers are always trying to avoid. Unscheduled shut-downs are incredibly expensive, often causing millions of dollars in lost equipment, time and plant output. This consequence directly speaks to how critical proper maintenance is on these plants. It is imperative the machinery be kept at a very high reliability level in order to avoid as many unnecessary shut-downs as possible.

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Coal Fired Power Plant Equipment

Conveyors

Conveyors are in a dirty, wet and rugged environment which experiences heavy particulate and water contamination. The driving gearbox and the backstop are the two major oil lubricated components. The gearbox carries the load to another location and the backstop safely holds the conveyor in place when it stops under a load. If either of these components fail, the plant would shutdown or safety could be jeopardized.

Gearbox
Seal and Protect: Gearbox Adapter Kit with Extended Series or Extreme Duty desiccant breather
Clean and Purify: Filter Cart or Panel Unit
View and Assess: 3-D Bullseye or Drain Port Adapter Kit with Oil Level Indicator
Monitor and Diagnose: Sample Valves, Condition Monitoring Center

Backstop
Seal and Protect: Gearbox Adapter Kit with Extended Series or Extreme Duty desiccant breather
Clean and Purify: Filter Cart or Panel Unit
View and Assess: 3-D Bullseye or Drain Port Adapter Kit with Oil Level Indicator
Monitor and Diagnose: Sample Valves, Oil Quality Sensor, Condition Monitoring Center

Combined Cycle Power Plant

Combined cycle power plants encounter unique oil contamination problems. Lubricating and hydraulic oils each have their individual challenges. Among them are water and particulate contamination in the steam turbine lube oil reservoir and varnish, moisture by condensation, and particulate in gas turbine and control oil reservoirs.

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Combined Cycle Power Plant Equipment

Transformer

Transformers are exposed to the elements which experiences heavy particulate and water contamination. The transformer itself utilizes transformer oil to provide cooling. It is essential to keep the transformer oil dry and maintain its dielectric charge.

Seal and Protect: Extended Series or Extreme Duty desiccant breather

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