Refurbished a 100-year-old hydro turbine relief valve assembly, including manufacturing upper valve bodies, bronze cylinder & shafts, bushings, and rings for a hydro power plant generating 3.2 MW electricity..
Engineered refurbishing of these hydro servo parts, including the servo piston, piston rod, and turbine shaft for a hydro power plant. All machining, inspections, custom manufacturing, assembly & disassembly, and TIG welding were completed according to OEM specifications.
Refurbished a 203″ long Kaplan turbine runner shaft for a hydropower plant in the PNW. Work involved stringent requirements from start to finish, additional machining, and custom tooling.
Precision machined an 87″ diameter blind flange for a hydro power plant in Douglas County, Oregon. Critical seal required to ensure safety of repair crew.
Thermal spray repair of large wicket gates for a hydroelectric power plant. Wicket gate stem fits were restored back to OEM specifications and saved on long-term maintenance cost.
Precision machining of gas turbine components for a pollution control modification project at an Oregon power plant. The turbine case, combustion wrapper, and compressor discharge case were machined to precise specifications and completed within the shutdown timeline.
The slusher runner housing was extensively damaged from bearing failure. Our team manufactured this critical equipment for a paper mill customer without manufacturing prints and drawings in just 5 days.
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.