This book presents a comprehensive, ordered relationship between malfunctions and symptoms occurring in large turbogenerators. With this book, the operator and/or engineer in a generating station could identify underlying causes of a developing component degradation or a failure quicker, which could potentially save both time and money and reduce the trial-and-error troubleshooting process.
Large turbogenerators are the most important source of electricity. They can be found in thousands of power stations in every country. Forced outages, failures and degradation of these very expensive machines have an enormous aggregate cost to society. As such, any tool that can ameliorate loss of production by shaving time from troubleshooting activities, and avoiding unnecessary costs by detecting and promptly responding to component degradation, represents a step forward.
Table of Contents
Preface. Caveat Emptor. Acknowledgments. List of Acronyms. Book Organization. Protective Functions. Monitored Parameters. List of Symptoms. List of Malfunctions. Relations between Symptoms to Malfunctions. Index.
Isidor Kerszenbaum, PhD, is an IEEE Fellow residing in Irvine, California. He is a generator specialist consulting to power plants on operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of large motors and generators. He is also active in the Electric Machinery Committee of the IEEE-PES.
Geoff Klempner, BASc, is an IEEE Fellow and generator specialist residing in Toronto, Canada. He has served in numerous IEEE committees and standards working groups for large generators. He is also a contributor to CIGRE on large rotating electrical machines.