Maintaining and Improving Hydroelectric Output
Abrasion on critical hydraulic surfaces, such as this needle nozzle, reduces
efficiency and is common on older turbine systems.
Even the best turbine systems experience
performance degradation over time. Efficiency drops as
waterborne silt wears away runner and nozzle surfaces, as
bearings and seals age, and when changes are made to the
penstock or other components.
Canyon Hydro has the experience necessary
for a complete inspection of your current turbine system.
We begin with close examination of the runner and nozzle system,
including non-destructive testing (NDT) of your runner using a
liquid dye penetrant to detect surface
degradation and more serious cracks.
The rest of your turbine system is
carefully checked for wear and proper operation. Bearings
and shaft seals are inspected for wear and leakage. The
Hydraulic Power Unit (HPU) is tested, along with all actuators
and linkages. Historical operating data are evaluated to
spot changes and trends in system output.
Similar abrasion from waterborne sediment on the
When the turbine inspection is complete,
Canyon Hydro will provide a comprehensive report of your system
condition, including photos of key components and hydraulic
surfaces. If appropriate, we will include specific
recommendations for improving system output.
Especially on older systems, turbine
refurbishment or a retrofit of select components often results
in a substantial increase in production. Canyon Hydro provides complete Replacement and
Repair services to optimize your system performance.
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Canyon Hydro Turbines
Water to Wire Packages
Component Replacement and Refurbishment