Checking Turbine Performance by Index Testing

by T. A. Brice, TVA, Knoxville, TN, USA,
J. E. Kirkland, TVA, Knoxville, TN, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '85


This paper discusses an index testing procedure used by TVA for measuring performance levels of its hydroelectric units. It also describes a current program for retesting generating units by the index method to compare present performance levels with the levels obtained when these units were originally placed in service. Examples are given of the test results obtained from this program.

Subject Headings: Turbines | Power plants | Federal government | Quality control | High-rise buildings | Hydraulics | Hydro power

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