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Case Study: Generator Balancing and Diagnosing a High Vibration Trip

Dan Goodrich | Global Buisness Development Manger, Alta Solutions

Webinar Description: 
Case Study: Generator Balancing and Diagnosing a High Vibration Trip Adding Advanced Condition Monitoring Legacy API 670 Protection Systems

Learning Takeaways:

  • Rotor Balancing – Understand how the static and couple vector are calculated and why a balancing engineer may install a static pair or couple pair in your machine.
  • Vibration Diagnostics – Learn about the practical application of using an online condition monitoring system to diagnose a high vibration trip.
  • Online Advanced Condition Monitoring Systems – Learn about cybersecure online condition monitoring systems can be added to legacy API 670 protection systems to increase the reliability of your critical plant assets.

About the Presenters:

Over the last 15 years, Dan has assisted vibration experts in specifying products to measure, analyze, and diagnose various critical machinery across many industries.  In 2018, Dan joined San Diego based Alta Solutions to help provide newly developed vibration and combustion dynamics monitoring, analysis and protection systems to customers, OEMs, and service groups around the world. His hobbies include, snowboarding, downhill skiing, reading, going to the beach and enjoying time with family and friends.

Tom Olson is a vibration expert with AVS Engineering in the Minneapolis, MN area. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. His previous work experience includes working for Xcel Energy as a power plant engineer and for Bently Nevada as a machinery diagnostics engineer. At AVS Engineering Tom is the lead engineer for turbomachinery applications and has conducted numerous successful diagnostic studies and balancing programs on steam turbines, gas turbines, generators, compressors, etc. In addition to the diagnostic studies Tom has also overseen numerous online condition monitoring system deployments on critical assets. When he isn’t working machinery vibration problems his hobbies include hunting, hiking, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing.

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Dan Goodrich Global Buisness Development Manger, Alta Solutions

Over the last 15 years, Dan has assisted vibration experts in specifying products to measure, analyze, and diagnose various critical machinery across many industries.  In 2018, Dan joined San Diego based Alta Solutions to help provide newly developed vibration and combustion dynamics monitoring, analysis and protection systems to customers, OEMs, and service groups around the world. His hobbies include, snowboarding, downhill skiing, reading, going to the beach and enjoying time with family and friends.