Mon­i­tor­ing Hydro Tur­bines

IFTA mon­i­tor­ing sys­tems help to make hy­dro­elec­tric plants more ef­fi­cient

Hy­dro­elec­tric power gen­er­a­tion plays an im­por­tant role in the en­er­gy tran­si­tion of the elec­tric grid. The re­new­able re­source can be con­trolled quick­ly, for bal­anc­ing the sup­ply and de­mand of elec­tric­i­ty. Not only do hy­dro­elec­tric power plants gen­er­ate re­new­able elec­tric­i­ty. In com­bi­na­tion with pumped stor­age, hy­dro­elec­tric plants can serve as “bat­ter­ies”, sta­bi­liz­ing the grid by stor­ing su­per­flu­ous wind and solar en­er­gy for later use.

mon­i­tor­ing all im­por­tant con­trol pa­ram­e­ters

In order to es­tab­lish nom­i­nal op­er­a­tion of hy­dro­elec­tric plants, the tur­bines, pumps and gen­er­a­tors/mo­tors are mon­i­tored by sev­er­al sen­sors, mea­sur­ing op­er­at­ing con­di­tions and ma­chine vi­bra­tions for all pos­si­ble con­trol pa­ram­e­ters. IFTA’s mon­i­tor­ing and pro­tec­tion sys­tems are used to ac­quire and process the dy­nam­ic data, to as­sure the ma­chines op­er­ate with­in their nom­i­nal en­velopes.

In­for­ma­tion about the mon­i­tor­ing and pro­tec­tion sys­tem IFTA Ar­gusOMDS

Re­search project Hydro in co­op­er­a­tion with TUM Data In­no­va­tion Lab