Mon­i­tor­ing and Avoid­ing Vi­bra­tions in Tur­bines

For smooth op­er­a­tion

Gas and steam tur­bines are es­sen­tial com­po­nents of today's en­er­gy sup­ply. While steam tur­bines are present in most con­ven­tion­al power plants, gas power plants focus on the rapid sup­ply of elec­tri­cal en­er­gy to com­pen­sate sup­ply bot­tle­necks caused by the in­creas­ing share of re­new­able en­er­gies in the en­er­gy mix.

In both tur­bine types, dan­ger­ous vi­bra­tions can occur as po­ten­tial sources of dam­age. To pre­vent this, the tur­bines are equipped with mon­i­tor­ing sys­tems that mea­sure and an­a­lyze vi­bra­tions in real time and trig­ger pro­tec­tive mea­sures when crit­i­cal con­di­tions occur.

Iden­ti­fy­ing Hazardous Vi­bra­tions

The fol­low­ing com­po­nents are par­tic­u­lar­ly af­fect­ed by vi­bra­tions:

Prevent Vi­bra­tions at Tur­bines


The IfTA Ar­gusOMDS is a sys­tem so­lu­tion with func­tion­al­i­ties for di­ag­no­sis, mon­i­tor­ing and pro­tec­tion of tur­bine vi­bra­tions. The pri­ma­ry ap­pli­ca­tions for tur­bines are com­bus­tion dy­nam­ics , ro­ta­tion­al, struc­tural, rotor and shaft vi­bra­tions.