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Measuring hydro turbines

Innovative solutions for installation,


overhaul and maintenance of hydro turbines

Shaft static plumbness


Shaft runout
Thrust bearing levelness and flatness
Bore alignment

Time-efficient measurement method


Scalable system Services by the experts

Traditional methods for the geometry measurement of


hydro turbines, such as gauges and plumb lines, require
time-consuming preparations. Compromises with the
accuracy and repeatability of measurement results are
commonly necessary.
With the ROTALIGN Ultra laser alignment platform,
PRUFTECHNIK offers a state-of-the art, versatile
measurement system for the assembly and maintenance
of hydro turbines. With innovative measurement
methods, the system covers many requirements for
turbine geometry and eliminates lengthy preparations.
Results management is also greatly simplified using the
reporting function within the powerful ALIGNMENT
CENTER PC software.

Levelling and surface flatness during assembly


A flexible system for many measurement tasks

ROTALIGN Ultra is the platform for a wide range of


applications, such as determining straightness and surface
flatness, vertical alignment, rotary axial alignment and much
more.
The sensors communicate wirelessly with the control unit
via Bluetooth. The self-levelling, highly accurate LEVALIGN
expert laser can be used to measure the level and flatness of
large foundations and flanges with great accuracy.

Alternatively, INCLINEO can also measure the levelness and


flatness of components and foundations quickly and easily,
along with straightness and orthogonality.

Measuring hydro turbines

Bore alignment
Prolong bearing service life

Misaligned bearings tend to distort the shaft. Significant


vibration and high bearing temperatures are the result.
Larger displacements will even damage the running surfaces
of the bearings. This significantly reduces the efficiency of
the turbine.
The CENTRALIGN Standard application can be used to
measure vertical and horizontal bores quickly and accurately. Bearing corrections can be monitored in real-time. The
flexible modular system allows virtually all bore and shaft
diameters to be measured.

Shaft plumbness and runout


The ultimate precision for shafts

The ROTALIGN Ultra Hydropower application on the


ROTALIGN Ultra platform delivers all important alignment
parameters of the shaft assembly. The measurement system
does not require any visual connection between the individual
measuring points:

Static vertical alignment of shafts


Runout of shafts
Levelling and surface flatness of the thrust and axial
bearings

Measuring hydro turbines

End-to-end turbine alignment


Shorter installation and overhaul time

With over 25 years of experience in developing, manufacturing and applying laser-based measurement systems for
industrial applications, PRUFTECHNIK offers a range of specialized systems and services dedicated to serve the complex
measurement needs in hydropower plants.
Our comprehensive worldwide sales, service and support
network means that we are always close to our customers
anywhere in the world.

Overview of applications
Perfection all the way up

Adjustment of upper, thrust and lower bearings, vertical alignment


of turbine shaft

Bore alignment with CENTRALIGN Standard


Shaft plumbness with ROTALIGN Ultra Hydropower
Shaft runout with ROTALIGN Ultra Hydropower

Assembly of bearing shell with shaft seal

Bore alignment with CENTRALIGN Standard

Installation of impeller between top and bottom cover

Flatness measurement and levelling with

Assembly from bottom to top

LEVALIGN expert or INCLINEO

Assembly of wicket gate with top and bottom cover

 Surface flatness and levelling with INCLINEO or LEVALIGN expert


 Bore alignment between top and bottom cover
with CENTRALIGN Standard

Spiral case assembly

 Levelling with INCLINEO

Assembly and adjustment of the outflow pipe

 Surface flatness and levelling of flange and foundation


with LEVALIGN expert or INCLINEO

Measuring hydro turbines

PRUFTECHNIK
Proven technology for all industries

With our products, processes and services for alignment


applications, condition monitoring and availability optimization, we help ensure that your machines run smoothly and
generate an output of consistently high quality. This also
includes systems for automatic process control and quality
assurance that are integrated directly in your production
process.

PRUFTECHNIK delivers maintenance solutions worldwide

Alignment Systems

Condition Monitoring

Nondestructive Testing

Service & Support

Laser measurement systems


and services for optimum
alignment of machines and
systems.

Vibration measurement systems for machine condition


monitoring including services such as machinery fault
diagnosis.

Systems and services for


quality assurance and process control in production.

We offer professional services anywhere in the world to


support our customers with
alignment and condition
monitoring.

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