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Hydroelectric Vertical Turbine Replacement



Project Location

Northeast USA

Related Markets

Dams Hydropower

Related Services

Hydrology & Hydraulics

Bergmann Location

Syracuse, NY
Francis Runner

Engineering support for the replacement of a vertical Francis turbine runner

Bergmann provided engineering services to prepare specifications for replacement of a vertical Francis turbine runner rated at 8.9 MW. The turbine runner, originally installed in the 1960’s, needed replacement to ensure the continued reliable service of the unit. Bergmann found that the existing runners have cavitation damage that is too difficult to repair in place.

Project Highlights

  • Discussed current operating condition of the turbine and reviewed performance issues related to the new runner
  • Prepared specifications for replacement of the turbine runner
  • Reviewed bids and made recommendations for award