Boston Bar Hydro - runner repair

British Columbia, Canada



Turbines: Two, 0.65 m, two nozzle Turgos


Generators: Two, 3450 KW Kato @ 900 RPM


Rated head: 191 M


Rated flow: 2.3 M3/sec each

Two turbines were supplied and commissioned in 1994.  A spare runner was supplied in 1997.  There are about a dozen of times the runners required repairs.  The latest one was completed in January 2012.  One bucket was broken triggering a vibration alarm.  The broken bucket was repaired by welding.


Broken bucket

Repaired runner



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