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Primary Air Fan

September 14th, 2016

Winter can be unpredictable and ambient temperatures can change in the blink of an eye, no matter how well the weather is forecast. One afternoon, temperatures plummeted and the wind strengthened, creating challenging conditions for any power plant. Power Optimization Center personnel received a primary air fan bearing temperature high alarm. Plant operations was contacted and apprised of the rapidly rising bearing temperature. Oil flow to one of the primary air fan bearings was stopped due to freezing weather, causing the bearing to quickly overheat. Due to the timely notification by the Power Optimization Center, plant operations was able to restore oil flow before significant bearing damage occurred, avoiding a fan trip and a subsequent plant trip. Read more about how the Power Optimization Center saved a generation facility over $360,000 in Total Cost Avoidance by downloading our White Paper now...

Induced Draft Booster Fan

September 14th, 2016

The Power Optimization Center identified high vibration on an induced draft booster fan outboard bearing. Plant operations was contacted and apprised of the rapidly rising bearing vibration. Plant maintenance was attempting to reduce fan housing vibration. However, in their attempt, the vibration was increased causing a sensing line on a stall probe to fail, which removed plant vibration indication. Plant operations were unaware of the rising vibration. They were able to stop maintenance activities and return vibration to normal, preventing permanent damage and an unplanned outage. Read more about how the Power Optimization Center saved a generation facility $1,291,738 in Total Cost Avoidance by downloading our White Paper now...

Pulverizer Pinion Gear

September 14th, 2016

On a hot summer day, the Power Optimization Center identified high temperatures on a pulverizer mill outboard bearing. POC operators completed a swift investigation, comparing bearing temperatures for the alarming pulverizer mill to historical values, and they determined that the rising temperatures were not normal and needed immediate attention. Upon further investigation, plant operations the pulverizer mill had been recently started and the plant duty shift supervisor found the auxiliary cooling fan breaker tripped. Read more about how the Power Optimization Center saved a generation facility over $34,000 in Total Cost Avoidance by downloading our White Paper now...

Power Today Interview

March 9th, 2016

Watch the latest Power Today video and hear from Clint Carter, Director, Luminant Power Optimization Center, on how the POC is providing value for power generators across the country.

Luminant POC - PowerGen Convention

December 17th, 2015

Luminant POC at PowerGen International 2015 in Las Vegas.

Luminant POC - American Nuclear Society Meeting

November 18th, 2015

Luminant POC at the American Nuclear Society 2015 winter meeting.

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