Converting mechanical to electric energy
Generators are one of the most critical and expensive assets within a power plant. Just as crucial to power production as the gas or steam turbines to which they are connected, generators demand constant condition monitoring and advanced, failsafe protection systems.
While not as large as the turbines, generators operate just as quickly, with rotors spinning up to 3600 rpm in sealed, hydrogen-cooled chambers. Generators are also dependent on auxiliary support systems for cooling, lubrication, and control. It’s a lot to manage – and SKF can help.
Do it more reliably with SKF
SKF offers several solutions, ranging from condition monitoring and critical protection monitoring systems to bearings and seals for the auxiliary support systems. SKF tools and technologies help enable more reliable, cost-effective generator operation.