MSI consultants have served the power generation industry for 25 years, routinely visiting power plants around the United States and the world to troubleshoot vibration issues with critical service rotating machinery to avoid unplanned outages. We help ensure the safety and reliability of pumps, turbines, motors, generators, bearings, gearboxes, and induced draft fans by reliably solving any vibration, dynamics, or performance problems.
MSI also understands and assists with the transitioning issues of the industry, including managing loads (transitioning base load plants to variable load), lowering operation and maintenance costs (the "nuclear promise"), and providing new flow-path designs better matched to current load requirements.
Mechanical Solutions, Inc. (MSI) was contracted by a power generation company to solve excessive vibration problems on two newly installed Induced Draft (ID) fans.
MSI was tasked with evaluating a 1920s Francis style hydro-turbine runner in order to replace the aging original ones at a hydropower plant.
An aero-derivative gas turbine had a coupling modification, following which high vibration was detected at the power turbine section of the unit, only at idle speed.