Energy

MSI is deeply involved in the energy industry, routinely visiting power plants around the United States and the world to troubleshoot vibration issues with critical service rotating machinery to avoid unplanned outages.  Whether coal, gas, nuclear, hydro, or wind, MSI specializes in resolving the most difficult vibration issues for pumps, turbines, motors, generators, bearings, gearboxes, and all the balance of plant equipment.

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Featured Case Study


Commissioning a 425 MW Steam Turbine

MSI was called on behalf of an engineering construction firm building a new power plant in the Southern Hemisphere. The plant was only weeks away from the commissioning deadline, after which hundreds of thousands of US$ per day liquidated damages would be due.

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Instrumented Turbine Blades

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Identifying Resonance in a Boiler Feed Pump

A Northeastern power plant had experienced chronic boiler feed pump failures for eight years, since the unit involved had been switched from base load to modulated load.   The longest that the pump had been able to log between major rotor elements overhauls was five months.

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Rerate of a Francis Hydro Turbine

MSI was tasked with evaluating a 1920s Francis style hydro-turbine runner in order to replace the aging original ones at a plant near the Hudson River in Upstate NY. A new blade design improved runner efficiency as well as decreased the blade count from 16 to 15, reducing the runner weight.

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