New Demands for Hydro Unit Inspection and Preventive Maintenance

by Mark Wenckus, Voith Hydro, Inc, York, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '91: A New View of Hydro Resources


As the hydro industry enters the 90's, special interest has been drawn to the fundamental practice of hydro unit inspection and maintenance. New demands on hydropower equipment have resulted from increased federal relicensing activities and the aggressive small turbine development of the late 70's and 80's. This paper addresses developing and implementing a service plan and the benefits of taking action toward inspection and preventive maintenance of all hydroelectric units.

Subject Headings: Inspection | Maintenance | Hydro power | Industries | Federal government | Power plants | Turbines | Licensure and certification

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