Vibration and condition monitoring for coal and thermal power

Looking to reduce unexpected downtime and increase machine availability in your power generation plants?

Avoiding outages and providing constant power supply are top priorities facing power plant operators every day. To keep plants operational and lower the risk of failure, machines must be reliable. Plant maintenance teams and reliability engineers depend on vibration analysis and diagnostics to establish baseline, trend and early warning/detection of machinery health.

For decades, Meggitt’s API670 5th edition compliant vibration analysis monitoring systems have been used to monitor the condition of valuable power plant assets and protect them. Our condition monitoring solutions are helping customers reduce unwarranted downtime, increase availability of machines and implement effective preventative maintenance programmes. Take a look at how they can help you too.

  • Vibration monitoring: Key indicator of equipment health
  • Condition monitoring: Ensures constant peak performance for all rotating machinery, helps plan repairs, optimise maintenance outages, operate at peak performance, avoid damage, analyse/sustain machine life, reduce maintenance costs

A few of the critical machines that need a 24/7 protection and management system in a typical coal-based thermal power plant:

Turbine generator packageBoiler packageAuxiliaries
Steam turbine generatorsFans/blowerCooling tower fans
Motor driven boiler feed pumps Coal pulverisersFire system pumps
Turbine driven boiler feed pumpsAsh handling pumpsHT drives at coal handling system
Booster pumpsInduced draft fansCompressors
Condensate extraction pumpsForced draft fansDM water pumps
Auxiliary cooling water pumpsPrimary air fansRaw/sea water pumps
Circulating water pump

Special applications for power plants

Apart from the regular sensing solutions, we have developed a unique distributed monitoring system that can help you reduce the investment required in monitoring machines across large areas of a power plant. Ideal applications for coal / thermal power plants are boiler island machine like ID fans, FD fans, pulverisers, cooling tower fans, coal handling system drives and more.

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Typical coal mining applications include monitoring and maintaining

  • Fans, gearboxes, motors, pumps
  • Generators