Onboard Instrumentation

Onboard Instrumentation

Pressure and strain over time combine to weaken and damage hydraulic machines. Therefore, it is a critical factor in many machine designs to quantify these forces and access the potential damage to turbine/pump components with time. We can imbed and monitor a series of sensors during model testing to analyze the dynamic load and pressure fluctuation on hydraulic machine components.

Pressure Fluctuation Analysis

  • Measure pressure fluctuation on both pressure and suction side of the blade
  • Monitor runner blade interactions with wicket gates
  • Complete spectral analyses to asses dominant frequency
 Pressure Fluctuations Analysis