• R&D Center @FGC UES, JSC
    RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER AT FEDERAL GRID COMPANY OF UNIFIED ENERGY SYSTEM, JOINT STOCK COMPANY
  • R&D Center @FGC UES, JSC
    RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER AT FEDERAL GRID COMPANY OF UNIFIED ENERGY SYSTEM, JOINT STOCK COMPANY
  • R&D Center @FGC UES, JSC
    RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER AT FEDERAL GRID COMPANY OF UNIFIED ENERGY SYSTEM, JOINT STOCK COMPANY
  • R&D Center for Power Engineering
    has one of the largest Russian testing center
  • R&D Center @FGC UES, JSC
    RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER AT FEDERAL GRID COMPANY OF UNIFIED ENERGY SYSTEM, JOINT STOCK COMPANY
  • R&D Center for Power Engineering
    unity of professionalism, long experience and scientific potential
  • R&D Center @FGC UES, JSC
    RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER AT FEDERAL GRID COMPANY OF UNIFIED ENERGY SYSTEM, JOINT STOCK COMPANY
  • R&D Center for Power Engineering
    unique offers in the sphere of power generation
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Company news
15.07.11 The division head of the researches in the sphere of the superconductivity Victor Sytnikov (R&D Center for power engineering) made the appearance to the FGS UES management personnel
The second appearance under the formed plan of the monthly statements of the “R&D Center for power engineering” leading researches was held for the management personnel of the “FGS UES” JSC.
12.07.11 The representatives of “R&D Center for power engineering” JSC took part in the innovative projects expertise under the forum “Seliger-2011”
From July 6 till July 7, 2011 the specialists of “R&D Center for power engineering” took part in the R&D innovative projects expertise from the youth innovative center “System-Sarov” in the line of “energy efficiency and power saving” under the National youth forum “Seliger-2011”
04.07.11 Siemens LLC and “R&D Center for power engineering” signed the cooperation agreement
The opening ceremony of the plant “Siemens HV devices” LLC (Voronezh) was held the 1 June 2011.

PERMANENT EQUIPMENT DIAGNOSTICS FOR POWER PLANTS AND GRIDS

RDCPE has over fifty years of experience in research and development aimed at increased reliability, improved operational characteristics, extended design life and minimized environmental impact of electric power equipment at power plants, substations and electric grids.

The company is instrumental in developing national standards and specifications applicable to essential equipment at power plants, substations and grid networks; it has developed foundations of theory, methodologies for inspections and diagnostics.

The center provides the following diagnostic services for electric power equipment at power plants, substations and electric grids:

  • Assessment of working condition and determination whether extension of design life is feasible for the main generating equipment at power plants;
  • Development of work program to increase operational reliability and prevent severe accidents, preserve design life of long-term generators and optimize maintenance costs;
  • Assessment of working condition of substation electric equipment;
  • Monitoring of essential equipment of the substation, including routine operations, breakdowns and malfunctions);
  • Estimates of remaining design life of essential equipment at power substations;
  • Expert reviews;
  • Development of work program to improve reliability of key equipment at substations;
  • Development of recommendations on technical upgrading of substation equipment;
  • Deployment of information technology system on technical parameters of substations’ key equipment;
  • Development of technical requirements for the new types of substation equipment rated for 3-1150 kV voltage;
  • Certification testing of electric power equipment;
  • Assessment of commutation and thunderstorm-related voltage surge;
  • Development and implementation of substation equipment protection systems to guard against commutation and thunderstorm-related voltage surge based on new types of equipment to be protected;
  • Studies of substation electric fields;
  • Assessment of radio static and acoustic noise.

RDCPE’s modern means and methods of power diagnostics:

  • Thermo-visual control
  • Physico-chemical control methods for transformer lubricant and hard insulation
  • Turbine generator control and assessment:

    • Integrated vibration testing;
    • Electromagnetic method for identification of short circuit and active steel sections of the stator’s core with higher than normal losses;
    • Ultrasound control of stator’s core steel density by measuring ultrasound delays at all teeth of core’s end packages, and in the tooth support-active steel end package;
    • Vibro-acoustic method of flaw detection in the core anchoring system;
    • Technical inspection of the turbine generator’s major connections based on a special program employing rigid and flexible probes;
    • Measuring the level of partial discharge in the stator’s winding slots (when idle) and in the neutral position (when active);
    • o Rotor’s metal status assessment based on assessment of vibration parameters, engineering inspection using probes and other non-invasive testing methods.
  • Control and assessment of hydrogenerator condition:

    • Vibration testing of the core, front sections of stator windings and generator’s support structures using a 24-channel measurement device capable of dynamic rotor and stator assessment and shaft whipping in any cross-section;
    • Technical inspection conducted according to a special program;
    • Installation of thermal indicator labeling to assess the heat impact at brazed connection points of the stator’s winding;
    • Development of recommendations aimed to ensure reliable hydrogenerator operation with an idled part of winding bars.

The comprehensive diagnostics methodology developed and used by RDCPE during inspection projects is sufficient for assessment of technical condition of synchronized generators and allows to identify all key faults at an early stage. Our experience has proven that comprehensive diagnostic inspections are highly effective in the context of capital repairs and upgrades of turbine generators. Starting in the 1990s, comprehensive diagnostics have been successfully performed at turbine generators of Nevinnomysskaya, Kostromskaya, Novocherkasskaya, Karmanovskaya, Iriklinskaya and Surgutskaya hydropower plants, all large turbine generators of Mosenergo JSC and hydrogenerators of 16 hydropower plants of Kolsky branch: TGK1, Cheboksarskaya, Nizhnekamskaya, Zhigulevskaya, Bratskaya, Zelenchukskaya, Chiri-Yurt, etc.

Comprehensive modern diagnostics of substation and grid permanent equipment provides for substantial reduction of malfunction risks, increased reliability of power supply as well as extension of design life of essential permanent equipment.

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