Changing expectations in the power generation industry are presenting new challenges for those who operate generators, both old and new. Older generators, now in their third or fourth decade of service, are either being shut down or rewound with greater expectations for cyclical operation and/or increased output. Newer units face more base load operational scenarios, and their designs are tested by expectations for increased operational reliability with less preventative maintenance and longer periods between maintenance cycles. Together, these issues are contributing to an increase in generator failures.
This webinar will provide an overview of the current trends in generator failures, and the reasons behind them. The discussion will focus on problems related to questionable generator design, maintenance inadequacies and operational problems, and offer possible solutions.
Howard Moudy, Director of Operations for National Electric Coil (NEC), will lead the discussion. Howard has been with NEC for the past 14 years. As Director of Operations, Howard oversees their high-voltage stator coil manufacturing, generator field service operations, and Columbus Service Center, which primarily focuses on the repair, rewind and high- speed balance of rotors and exciters. Howard’s career has spanned a number of companies and positions over the course of 35 years, and his efforts have generally focused on large, high-voltage rotating electric machines with an emphasis on coil manufacturing.
On the morning of the webinar, you will receive a reminder and instructions for participating. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Michelle Battagliese by e-mail or by phone at 201.508.2855. If you have any questions about the monthly AEGIS Loss Control webinars, please contact Scot Macomber, Vice President – Loss Control Utility Operations, by e-mail or by phone at 201.508.2739.