The construction company of a natural gas powered electric generating facility was trying to understand why they were measuring a significant flow difference between field and factory test pump curves on the closed cooling water pump skid. MSI was contracted to diagnose the flow difference and perform a vibration inspection.
Explanation of flow traverse results.
Image of current system flow straightener.
A steam turbine at a waste-to-energy facility in the Northeast underwent a scheduled repair, at which time the turbine bearings were reworked, after which the turbine periodically experienced very high amplitude shaft vibrations.
A boiler feed pump (BFP) driven off of the main steam turbine via a fluid drive was experiencing high vibration levels leading to frequent replacement of the fluid drive bearings.
MSI was contracted to understand and help solve a high vibration problem on an aero-derivative gas turbine driven generator.