CEATI's Hydro Report Highlights

10 Apr 2018
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CEATI delivers a strong technical resource tool across 22 focus areas. In conjunction with participating utilities, CEATI develops reports addressing knowledge gaps and summarizing best practices. Below you will find several of our recently published hydro reports across the areas of potential failure modes, maintenance and rehabilitation, and aging infrastructure. Should you be interested in learning more about these reports, please contact us at [email protected].




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FEATURED HYDRO REPORTS (Click here to see all Reports)
Potential Failure Modes
Dam Safety Inspection Procedures, Guidance, and Training for Plant Operators
Recognizing that no two hydroelectric projects are exactly alike, this report has been designed so that hydroelectric plant operators can recognize, understand, and respond to potential dam safety hazards by focusing on content that is directly relevant to the types of structures for which they are responsible. This report is intended to serve as…read more
Dam Safety Performance Monitoring and Data Analysis Management - Best Practices
Every instrument installed in a dam should be designed to answer a specific technical question pertinent to the dam’s safe performance, and a successful instrumentation program must follow a systematic process. This report documents best practices in developing and implementing an effective performance monitoring program for dam surveillance, instrumentation needs and maintenance, and…read more
Investigating the Structural Safety of Cracked Concrete Dams
A practical, step-by-step process is needed for the evaluation of cracking in concrete dams and the subsequent development of a cracking management program. This report presents such a process, and includes examples of cracked concrete dams, a review of the root causes of cracks in these dams, and references to…read more
Maintenance and Rehabilitation
Vibration and Alarm Settings for Hydro Machines with Hydrodynamic Guide Bearings
More restrictive requirements are being specified for operating vibration values for rotating machinery, but it is difficult for standards to define unique evaluation criteria which can be applied universally to all machines. This report examines the relationship between standards ISO 7919 and ISO 10816 and balancing standard ISO 1940, i.e., what vibration levels and loads can be expected...read more
Electrical Overhaul for Hydroelectric Turbine Generators
Increased demand for electric power, accompanied by environmental and financial constraints for new construction, inevitably calls for the full utilization of existing power generation assets. This report provides an action agenda for engineers, as well as operations and maintenance personnel, at all stages of condition-based analysis and refurbishment. It proposes ways for…read more
Hydro Turbine Generator Vibration and Balancing
This report provides a consistent set of definitions for terms commonly used in the design, operation, and maintenance of the components and systems used on hydroelectric generator units. The defined terms are intended to be used in conjunction with…read more
Hydro Generator Rewinding
By following the steps outlined in this report, hydro generator owners and operators will be able to maximize unit availability and reliability. The report presents the detailed requirements and activities that must be performed for acquiring and installing a stator winding; these activities include…read more
Hydro Generators - General Maintenance and Inspection
A good maintenance philosophy for hydrogenerators is needed in order to maximize unit availability and reliability. This report develops a maintenance philosophy primarily for the generator itself and is limited to…read more
Commissioning for Hydroelectric Generating Stations
Commissioning programs ensure that all of the equipment of hydroelectric stations can be operated safely and reliably as an integrated assembly, as required by the design specifications and performance requirements. This report helps develop a plan for the orderly and sequential testing of all of the major station equipment at the end of the construction (or refurbishment) phase of work, and is applicable to...read more
Hydroelectric Turbine-Generator Alignment - Update
This update on a 2008 report includes a new definition, clarifies ambiguities, and emphasizes limitations on the intended use of specific tolerances. It also includes updates that reflect the hydroelectric industry’s adoption of new alignment tools, and is split into six volumes, which are…read more
Mechanical Overhaul for Hydroelectric Turbine Generators
Hydroelectric turbine generators typically operate for a period of 20 to 35 or more years before needing major intervention to restore their condition and prepare them for an extension of their services lives. This report is concerned with generators’ mechanical refurbishment, and primarily addresses…read more
Hydro Operations and Planning Maturity Matrix
The objectives of this Technical Review are to build a global Maturity Matrix for all of HOPIG’s strategic subjects and activities and to produce an inventory of all activities accomplished in Hydropower Operations and Planning. In the first stage of this review…read more
Aging Infrastructure
hydroAMP Consolidated Guide: Revision 2.0
Successful strategic planning for capital investments in existing hydropower facilities requires consideration of the risks and consequences of equipment failure. hydroAMP provides a framework to streamline, simplify, and improve the evaluation and documentation of hydroelectric equipment condition to enhance asset and risk management decision-making. This Guide consolidates several individual Equipment Condition Assessment Guides, and has been updated to include...read more
Asset Management Maturity Matrix
Compliance to an ISO standard requires all program elements specified to be implemented to a sufficient level to achieve the benefits of standardization. This worksheet is designed to evaluate compliance to the ISO 55000: 2014 standards on Asset Management. Scoring using this maturity matrix has been developed on a scale of…read more
Grouted Post-Tensioned Anchor Assessment
Grout encapsulation was the primary means of anchor installation from the mid-1960s through to the mid-1980s. Thousands of post-tensioned steel cable anchors have been installed throughout the world using this method. This report investigates the reliability of grout-protected anchors by obtaining real-world data from...read more

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