A hydropower utility customer had a severely cracked gate shift ring. After considering the time line and cost parameters, Western Machine Works’ fabrication solution proved to be the best option.
A hydropower provider contacted Western Machine Works to machine their newly fabricated hydro turbine thrust bearing to precise tolerance and RMS finish. The fabrication shop they initially contracted failed to achieve the specifications, causing damage to the bearings.
These hydro components, namely the bearing tub and high hat were damaged and causing seal failure. Western Machine Works reverse engineered a new high hat and repaired the bearing tub.