Review of Reports
Final reports provide assembly data and visuals of past problems which may reveal clues to present problems and future unit failure. Since the assessment is performed while the unit is running, the pictures and measurements from previous Final Reports allow a view into the internal conditions of the unit.
PSG will review past testing reports to provide an overall assessment of generator condition and future need for repairs. The reports are evaluated according to PSG’s Generator Reliability Assessment & Diagnostic Evaluation (GRADE) algorithm. This analysis, combined with additional tests, can be used to develop a rationale and plan for extending the life of your generator.
PSG offers a Running Condition Assessment as a stand-alone item. However, the greatest benefit will be obtained through an ongoing trend analysis of regularly scheduled Running Condition Assessments. Multiple assessments will mark the decline of the turbine generator characteristics over time.The next outage should be planned and scheduled accordingly. Understanding this relationship will allow PSG to more accurately anticipate failure modes, resulting in better management planning and increased profitability.
Power Services Group has developed a Running Condition Assessment program which can reduce unscheduled outages, identify future repairs, shorten planned outages through contingency planning and increase the overall reliability of the equipment. The program allows plant management to better predict maintenance and capital costs, enhance unit availability and efficiency, and allow better decision making when scheduling major and minor inspections.