Planned turbine outages are among the most expensive costs to power plants. Often, such costs to hydropower facilities are compounded by the seizing of conventional fitted bolts in turbine/generator (T/G) coupling flanges. These seized bolts require extensive, time-consuming labor through a number of methods – most of which typically fail. Unexpected expenditures and time delays contribute to the problem, but a solution does exist, as this white paper reveals. Cost comparisons and a hydropower plant case study are also included, making this a valuable and insightful resource for anyone involved in hydropower facility operations.
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