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El Sembrador, Honduras

El Sembrador, Honduras

El Sembrador, Honduras

The installation of the Ossberger rebuilt turbine was a bit more challenging than what I expected. Since the Draft Tube from the turbine is FIXED in the concrete foundation and the Speed Increaser Gearbox was FIXED to the foundation, we had to insert the turbine weighing 2000 Lbs with new gasket material into a very tight position. It took some creative rigging and maneuvering. I was most concerned with he alignment to the Gearbox coupling which according to the manufacturer needed to be with 0.020”.  After tightening down the bolts, we were well within specifications on alignment. Startup had some interesting twists as we had to replace the Speed Sensor straightaway and adjust the speed regulator. After some tweaking, the plant seems to be functioning OK.

  • Completed

    2018

  • Location

    El Sembrador, Honduras

  • Project Scope

    To install a solar system to augment the electrical power production

    • Time: 1 week
    • Skills: Commercial Electrician with Solar and Inverter experience
    • Volunteers: 1
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