Total Quality Planning

by Ron Johnson, Hydro Generation, Phoenix, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


When it comes to major unit maintenance, 'total quality results' require an investment in 'total quality planning.' The successful replacement of the Mormon Flat Unit #2 turbine wearing rings demonstrates this principle. The scheduled work was successfully performed as planned, concurrent with stator rewedging and amortisseur link replacement. Since completion, the unit has logged nearly 500 unit starts and is performing reliably.

Subject Headings: Turbines | Investments | Scheduling | Hydraulics | Power plants | Quality control | Cavitation | Waste storage

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