HYDRO ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS & PRODUCTS

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Learn More About Our Hydro Engineering Solutions.
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WHAT CAN DO FOR ME?

From design, analysis, and testing, to building and installing of custom solutions, our expertise and proprietary tools have solved some of the toughest and most costly industry challenges.

Hydro Engineering: What Can EME Do For Me?

In our 35+ year history, EME has successfully executed approximately 250 Hydro engineering projects. We are experts in electrical and mechanical generator design and have provide numerous performance and uprate analysis, fatigue and over-speed studies as well as ventilation and thermal modeling projects. In addition to our engineering design and analytical expertise, EME can support customers at their sites with acoustic, vibration and balancing services and commissioning testing. We excel at custom design, build and install projects where an engineered solution is required to address particularly challenging operational issues.

Hydro Engineering

Since 1982, EME has focused on providing analytical engineering solutions to Hydro power. We have performed numerous mechanical and electrical uprate analysis as well as fatigue and fracture mechanics studies. We utilize ANSYS for all finite element analysis and have deployed 3-dimensional laser scanning to collect detailed dimensional data on large generators experiencing core vibration issues.

In addition to our extensive analytical engineering capabilities, EME can also perform vibration diagnostic testing and commissioning and heat run testing to verify post uprate specification compliance.

Hydro Products & Systems

Whether your need is for Generator engineering subject matter expertise, a Root Cause Analysis (RCA), or designing and implementing a modification to address a degraded condition in your generator – EME can support.

Hydro Services

EME compliments our analytical engineering services with vibration diagnostic testing and generator commissioning and heat run testing. This testing is frequently done to verify that the generator is in compliance with the uprated performance goals established as part of an uprate program. We also provide balancing services and can instrument the generator with portable proximity probes and accelerometers or utilize the existing installed machine instrumentation.

EME is also capable of supporting the full battery of routine electrical testing on the generator including:

  • Over-potential (Hi-Pot)
  • Dielectric Absorption
  • Slot Discharge
  • Corona Probe
  • Surge Test of Turn Insulation
  • Power Factor Tip-Up
  • Insulation Resistance (Megger) Phase Resistance
  • Transposition Test
  • EL-CID
  • Core Loop
  • Phase Imbalance
  • Pole Balance

EME Hydro Engineering Programs

Condition Assessment Program

Engineered Condition Assessment provides critical data used in outage maintenance planning to achieve improved reliability.

  • Addresses age and operational wear
  • Outage planning and scoping
  • Identify need and timing of preemptive repairs

Our experienced engineers and technicians perform onsite activities including the generator inspection, testing, and review of maintenance and service history.

Modernization Program

Expands on the conditional assessment with precise detail and analysis that is used to evaluate and extend life through planned overhauls and upgrades.

  • Condition Assessment plus
  • Field winding remaining life assessment
  • Stator winding remaining life assessment
  • Rotor mechanical winding remaining life assessment
  • Engineered solutions to accommodate changes in operating mode

Expanding beyond the generator condition, EME performs predictive life analysis evaluations of the individual components and systems and provides recommendations for future overhauls and upgrades.

Contact Us
Today!

Get a conversation started with one of our experienced engineers to learn more about what EME can do you for you. Fill out this form to schedule a time to discuss your hydro needs with our team of experts. We look forward to working with you!

Hydro Engineering Form

Contact Us
Today!

Get a conversation started with one of our experienced engineers to learn more about what EME can do you for you. Fill out this form to schedule a time to discuss your hydro needs with our team of experts. We look forward to working with you!

Hydro Engineering Form