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Brüel & Kjær Vibro (B&K Vibro) was selected to supply its VC-8000 protection system and replace the legacy system for the M701F3 and F4 gas turbines manufactured in China.
Brüel & Kjær Vibro (B&K Vibro) was selected to supply its VC-8000 protection system and replace the legacy system for the M701F3 and F4 gas turbines manufactured in China. In a joint venture, Dongfang Electric Corp. (DEC), a Chinese manufacturer of power plant machinery, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Power Systems (MHPS) manufacture, install, and service M701F3 and F4 gas turbines for combined-cycle power plants throughout China.
The gas turbine, generator, and exciter will be monitored by a pair of B&K Vibro ds822 X-Y displacement sensors at each bearing of the turbo-generating train. In addition to the sensors for monitoring the shafts and bearings, several ds822 displacement sensors will also be installed for phase/reference/speed measurements and for overspeed monitoring.
The VC-8000 takes in the vibration data for processing, monitors these to alarm limits, generates alerts and a machine trip in case of exceeded alarm limits, and sends data to the turbine supervisory system and operators for control and monitoring purposes.
DEC is expected to install the VC-8000 systems on 20 joint-venture M701F gas turbines every year. Each gas turbine will primarily be used for building energy-efficient and low-emission combined-cycle power plants throughout China.
The first M701F gas turbine with the VC-8000 protection system was installed at the Chongqing Tiantai power station in March 2023.