Hydro Turbine Generator Control Systems

Hydro generators need to have controls that correctly sense pressure in the penstock pipe leading from the dam to the inlet valves of the hydro turbines. The rotating frequency of the generator, voltage level and VAR flow conditions keep the equipment operating.

Correct setting of acceleration, deceleration, voltage level, lubrication quantities, and cooling are all required to ensure continued production of power from this flowing water.

Rapid acceleration and synchronization and rise to dispatched power level, coupled with maximum availability, assure maximum profit from this equipment. Incorrect settings could result in rupture of the penstock, failure of the generator insulation or destruction of the bearings.

Basler Services successfully builds, installs and maintains such voltage regulator and control systems.

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