Guide for Operation and Maintenance of Turbine Generators
|Publication Date:||29 November 2005|
This guide covers general recommendations for the operation, loading, and maintenance of turbine-driven synchronous generators, termed turbine generators, having cylindrical rotors. It does not apply to generators having salient pole rotors.
The generators covered by this guide are to have rated outputs of 10 MVA and above. Cylindrical-rotor, two-pole and four-pole generators below this rating are generally covered by NEMA MG 1.1 This guide is not intended to supplant specific or general instructions contained in the manufacturer's instruction book or in any contractual agreement between a manufacturer and a purchaser of a given machine.
Because of the rapid development in generator design and because of the ingenuity of individual generator designers, many variations are incorporated in existing machines. Therefore, it is not possible in this guide to assign specific values or fixed methods. The most that this guide can accomplish is to offer accepted and tried values and methods and give warning where hazards might be encountered. The user should keep in mind that this guide is written to cover the turbine generator. This guide is not intended to apply in any manner to the prime mover.