Case Study in the Rehabilitation of a Pumped/Storage Installation - Salina Powerhouse Grand River Dam Authority

by James L. Kepler, Voith Hydro, Inc, United States,
Keeling T. McGaughey, Voith Hydro, Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '89


This paper presents a specific case study in the rehabilitation of a pump/turbine for the Grand River Dam Authority at its Salina plant. The study addresses problems such as cavitation repair, bushing replacement, runner seal replacement and unit alignment. State-of-the-art design improvements, coupled with experience factors, were key elements needed to assure a successful project rehabilitation.

Subject Headings: Case studies | Rehabilitation | Pumps | Salinity | Power plants | Ecological restoration | Rivers and streams | Dams | Oklahoma | United States

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