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HYDROELECTRIC TURBINES


Failures of the wicket gate mechanism, turbine governor, and turbine bearings are among the top 25 causes of forced outages1 within a hydroelectric facility. Through improved oil conditioning these failures can be significantly reduced.




 
Kaydon Filtration product solutions are used to protect:

1.  Turbine Governor Lube Oil – KP Oil Filtration Systems

2.  Spherical Valve Lube Oil – KP Oil Filtration Systems

3.  Turbine Guide and Thrust Bearings – Turbo-TOC® Turbine Oil Conditioning Systems

The elimination of particulate and water lubricating oils is Kaydon Filtration’s expertise.  Removing water and particulate contamination from your lube oils can:

1.  Reduce hydraulic and lube oil component failures

2.  Maintain oil quality during turbine operation

3.  Prevent unnecessary maintenance work related to contaminated oil

4.  Help meet the expected lube oil lifespan

(1) Statistical information from the North American Reliability Council

 
 KP System Sizing Guidelines for Hydroelectric Turbine Governor and Spherical Valve Oil Reservoirs
 
Reservoir Size (gallons / liters) KP System Recommendation
100 - 1,200 / 95 - 4,545 KP10
1,201 - 3,600 / 4,546 - 13,630 KP30
> 3,600 / > 13,630 Contact Kaydon


 

Turbo-TOC® Sizing Guidelines for Hydroelectric Turbines

Reservoir Size (gallons / liters)  Turbo-TOC® System Recommendation
25 - 300 / 95 - 1,140 KL1
301 - 600 / 1,141 - 2,275 KL5S2
601 - 1,200 / 2,276 - 4,545 KL10S2
1,201 - 3,600 / 4,546 - 13,630 KL30S2
3,601 - 7,200 / 13,631 - 27,255 KL60S2
7,201 - 12,000 / 27,256 - 45,425 KL100S3
> 12,000 / 45,425 Contact Kaydon

 

 
From the KL1 91 gpm) for small thrust and guide bearing lube oil reservoirs up to the KL100S3 (100 gpm) for larger hydroelectric turbine lube oil reservoirs, Kaydon Filtration provides turbine oil conditioning solutions for all hydroelectric turbine lube oil reservoirs.
        

 
KP Oil Filtration Systems
The Kaydon KP10 oil filtration system is sized for the majority of governor and spherical valve oil reservoirs, and the KP30 is sized for the larger oil reservoirs.