Blackstone Energy Project – Blackstone
Dynegy (now Vistra Energy) contacted Galebreaker because they were having shaft and bearing problems between the fan and gear reducer on their windward side.
This power station has two units with ACCs supplied by Balcke Duerr. The ACC is configured as a 3 street by 5 rows.
The ACCs were designed in 1999. The most westerly unit, which faces the prevailing wind, was experiencing an abnormal number of problems to the mechanical drive system. Dynegy (now Vistra Energy) contacted Galebreaker because they were having shaft and bearing problems between the fan and gear reducer on their windward side.
An order was given to Galebreaker in March, 2018 which the customer later revised to include structural verification. Galebreaker also supplied a field survey and technical supervision of the installation in 2019.
Screens were installed on the long and short side to correct the problems. Galebreaker was also contracted to analyse the structure which was determined to need additional stiffening.
Check some of our projects to know how we help businesses solve their challenges
Air Intake Screens in Illinois
Pre-filter screens for a gas fired cogeneration...
Debris Filter Screens in Alberta
Dual fabric debris filter screens for an ME Global Glycol...
Debris Filter Screens in Alberta, Canada
Installing a combination of Galebreaker screens around the perimeter of the air cooler stopping any airborne contamination but still providing plenty of airflow with no impact on cooling...
Debris filter screens on an air cooled chiller in the UK
Debris Filter Protection in the UK Debris filter screens on an air cooled...
Debris Filters in Switzerland
Recycling Plant, Switzerland
Galebreaker wind screens with a specifically selected porosity to stop airborne debris but not completely block...
Full Weather Protection in Ontario
North Bay Power Plant
Performance Improvement in a Challenging...
Improving ACC Airflow in Massachusetts
The Dighton Power Plant
Installing a cruciform configuration underneath the ACC with our patented M75...
Improving Fan Performance near Las Vegas
Both cruciform and perimeter screens improve performance at the Apex Generating Station...
Improving Mechanical Performance near Boston
Blackstone Energy Project
Reducing fan and gear reducer stress at the ANP Blackstone Energy...
Mega Watt Output Improvement in Mexico
Aggreko Sound Attenuation
Improving vacuum on hot windy days at the Rio Bravo Energy...