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

IfTA Ar­gusOMDS

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.