The Challenge of Refurbishing Hydroelectric Generating Stations
9 March, 2017 | White paper
Because most currently operating hydroelectric power plants were built over 20 years ago, refurbishment has become unavoidable due in part to equipment wear and tear and increasing maintenance costs. Not only are these refurbishments performed to repair or replace equipment and piping, they are also carried out to increase turbine-generator capacity.
This white paper covers the major mechanical challenges associated with refurbishing hydroelectric power plants.