Sources of vibration and their treatment in hydro power stations-A review

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Vibration condition monitoring (VCM) enhances the performance of Hydro Generating Equipment (HGE) by minimizing the damage and break down chances, so that equipment stay available for a longer time. The execution of VCM and diagnosing the system of an HPS includes theoretical and experimental exploitation. Various studies have made their contribution to find out the vibration failure mechanism and incipient failures in HPS. This paper gives a review on VCM of electrical and mechanical equipment used in the HPS along with a brief explanation of vibration related faults considering past literature of around 30 years. Causes of the vibrations on rotating and non-rotating equipment of HPS have been discussed along with the standards for vibration measurements. Future prospectus of VCM is also discussed.




Mohanta, R. K., Chelliah, T. R., Allamsetty, S., Akula, A., & Ghosh, R. (2017, April 1). Sources of vibration and their treatment in hydro power stations-A review. Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal. Elsevier B.V.

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