Hydraulics and electromechanical equipment are critical components in complex hydroelectric power plants.

Electromechanical equipment, such as turbines, generators, control systems and condensers, as well as hydraulic equipment, such as hydraulic control systems and hydraulic power systems, ensure smooth and efficient operation at a hydroelectric power plant.

Finding suppliers of hydraulic and electromechanical equipment

Power Technology has listed some of the top suppliers of hydraulic equipment, such as hydraulic control systems, hydraulic power systems, hydraulic pumps, hydraulic control valves, hydraulic meters, hydraulic servo valves and hydraulic actuators.

The list also includes providers of design engineering services, as well as maintenance and repair services for electromechanical and hydraulic equipment.

The information contained in the download document is designed for power plant developers and operators, design engineers, procurement officers, and power plant supervisors and managers.

The download contains detailed information on suppliers, along with their product lines and contact details to aid in purchasing decisions.

Electromechanical and hydraulic equipment used in hydroelectric power plants

The hydraulics and electromechanical equipment that are part of hydroelectric power plants are essential for generation as well as controlling the entire power generation process. Hydraulic equipment that are used in power plants include:

  • Turbines
  • Generators
  • Inlet valves and regulators
  • Control systems
  • Condensers and switchgears
  • Protection systems
  • Transformers
  • Hydraulic actuators, valves and pumps
  • Electrohydraulic governors
  • Propeller pitch systems
  • Suction nozzles
  • Hydraulic cylinders
  • Hydraulic and electromechanic drives
  • Testing systems
  • Circuit breakers

Maintenance and repair of hydraulic control systems and hydraulic power systems

A hydraulic control system includes components such as control valves, actuators, fluids, pumps and cylinders, which control the pressure and flow of water and electricity in a hydroelectric power plant. Regular maintenance of these systems is essential to ensure optimum performance and reduce the risk of component breakdown.

Preventive maintenance ensures the elimination of hydraulic component failure, while predictive maintenance uses sensors and other devices to collect information that can be used to check the need for maintenance and schedule repair and maintenance activities.