Real-time inspection of erosion damage in Pelton turbines
WearScan is a novel technology for detecting erosion damage to Pelton turbines when the turbine is still rotating. The imaging methodology detects erosion load on each individual bucket and from there stipulates whether the next planned time for maintenance should change.
The benefit is improved maintenance intervals without the need for physical presence in areas at high risk of injury. The solution will save time and money, as well as provide more stable energy production to the population by reducing the need to stop production for inspection.