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Case Study

Case Study: Mitigating ‘Photographing/Ghosting’ on Collector Rings

THE PROBLEM: A large, privately owned company in the southeast U.S. had a 35 MW turbine generator undergo a major rotoroverhaul.

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Case Study: Cutsforth™ Solutions for 250 MW Westinghouse

THE PROBLEM: A large power company in the mid west noticed ongoing arcing and sparking on this particular unit.

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Case Study: DIY Grinding Corrected by Cutsforth™ Truing

THE PROBLEM: A large, privately owned power company in the U.S. has a 180 MW Westinghouse generator with aftermarket brush holders installed.

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Combined Cycle Journal

Shaft grounding, remote monitoring of data collected

Important to attend user group vendor fairs for two important reasons: It’s where the food and adult beverages are, and where you’ll almost always see something of value that you were not aware of.

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Combined Cycle Journal

BEST PRACTICE: Regular inspection critical to avoiding collector-ring fires

Collector-ring fires on generator exciters should not occur, but they do, and more often than most generating plant personnel would believe.

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Combined Cycle Journal

Attention to detail critical for preventing collector-ring fires

Collector ring fires are not a new phenomenon. They’ve been occurring for decades, and the reasons for ring fires, and how to avoid them, have been discussed extensively at user-group meetings and in technical papers and articles.

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