Power station diesel generator rewind, Central America
Our customer required specialist support regarding the repair of a 23,035kVA / 13,800 volts 514 RPM diesel generator rewind in a Central American power station.
Time was the critical factor. As such, within 2 days we supplied a technician from the United Kingdom to conduct an on-site inspection and collect the necessary data. As a result we were able to provide a pre winding kit to minimise the project timetable.
We subsequently manufactured 168 HiFLEX™ coils, our world leading, fully cured, totally flexible insulation system on an emergency service basis with an additional moisture proof epoflex sealing system to take into account the specific tropical climatic conditions.
The HiFLEX™ coils were delivered on a partial shipment basis to reduce manufacturing lead time and a complete winding kit along with air drying varnish materials were supplied to enable the repair to be conducted in-situ along with on-site technicians to assist with the winding process to the stator windings.
This resulted in the condensed project timetable being adhered to. With the generator successfully recommissioned the power plant had the ability to operate at full generating power if required all within 6 weeks of failure.