Preventative Maintenance & Services
Sunday, October 17, 2021

Preventative Maintenance and Inspection Services

To avoid the risk of costly unplanned shutdowns, we encourage our clients to maintain a regular maintenance and inspection program. Norcan offers maintenance and inspection service contacts, with the frequency of inspections determined by plant historical data. Inspection services are also available to potential buyers and insurance companies (pre and post-loss).

   Turbine inspections cover:

  • Runner condition and seal clearances
  • Bearings and main shaft seal
  • Turbine and generator alignment
  • Wicket gate operating mechanism
  • Gate shaft
  • Rocker arm and push pull arms
  • Wicket gate closure
  • Hydraulic pump unit and accumulators
  • Water filtration station

   Bearing Services:

  • New and re-designed thrust/guides bearings
  • Refurbishment of existing babbit bearings
  • Retrofit/replace bearings with latest designs - best suited to the application
  • Oil circulating systems

   Replacement Parts Service:

  • Quick turnaround on:
    • Replacement components, upgraded runners, wicket, gates, etc.
  • Parts can be manufactured to customer's drawing or re-engineered with data from existing components
  • Design and supply of new runners (designed to optomize production relative to available water)
  • Governer and control system upgrades

   Field Services:

  • Field repairs
  • Erection and installation
  • In-place machining
  • Installation of new turbines and ancillary equipment
  • Dismantling and relocation of existing units
  • Supervision services for:
    • Installation crews
    • In-house overhauls

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