Turbine efficiency monitoring
Maximum productivity and guaranteed revenue are the main priority for hydropower plant operations. In that, turbine efficiency plays a decisive role. Even the smallest damages on turbine parts, e.g. due to sediments in the water, can severely decrease efficiency. Therefore, it is imperative to detect damages at an early stage.
With the Rittmeyer turbine efficiency monitoring system, power plant operators can continuously monitor the turbine efficiency. High precision ultrasonic transit time flow measurements promptly show any efficiency decreases. And an early intervention reduces the time-consuming and expensive replacement of turbine parts to a minimum.
With the sediment monitoring unit, Rittmeyer provides power plant operators with an additional cost-effective measurement solution to monitor the sediment concentration in the water and thus to minimize turbine wear. This not only saves costs, but also increases turbine efficiency.