Steam Turbine Maintenance
Z-Tech was commissioned to calibrate the steam turbine vibration monitoring equipment at the EPR (13.5 MW) plant at Glanford.
This was a very tight time scale to remove probes from machine, calibrate, reposition and re-commission during start-up.
Z-Tech used OEM Calibration equipment, called a ‘wobbulator’, to calibrate radial and axial probes and check alarms back to SCADA via Bently Nevada 3300.
The probes were calibrated to ensure that the machine works within its operational limits and to reduce uncertainty of the measurements taken.
Z-Tech was able to calibrate the probes on-site, therefore reducing the duration of the outage. This enabled the customer to have flexibility with their re-commissioning schedule.
“This contract is a great example of where Z-Tech has used the latest calibration equipment to help the customer reduce the time of their outage.” Shannon Neyland, Head of Service
Philip Smith, Johnson Matthey PLC
Jim Grandison, Thames Water