Uprating, Modernization and Automation of a Vertical Francis Turbine Generating Unit

by Alan D. Roth, Voith Hydro Inc, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '89

Abstract: The power demands of the Boise Cascade Paper Mill in Rumford, Maine are partially satisfied by two hydro-generating plants located in the near vicinity. In 1984 several factors prompted Boise Cascade to expand the scope of their scheduled overhaul for these two units. These factors included the desire to obtain more capacity from the units through application of state-of-the-art technology and the goal of automating the entire station in an effort to optimize energy generation and reduce operating costs. This paper discusses the modifications made to Unit No. 1 which achieved these objectives including turbine runner replacement, generator stator rewind, new unit controls and other miscellaneous features.

Subject Headings: Turbines | Automation | Power plants | Hydro power | Electrical equipment | Electric power | Industrial wastes | Scheduling | North America | United States | Idaho | Boise | Maine

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