HydroCord - Tilstandsovervåking for vannkraftverk
Hydro power monitoring and optimization system. In a major Statkraft initiated development project, finally coined HydroCord, FDB served as the main supplier of programming and hardware solutions. The overall scope of HydroCord being condition monitoring of the water conduits of hydropower, but the real novelty being a focus on real-time and continuous monitoring of the unit’s efficiency. This focus allows for further economic optimization for the operator of the units.
DiffCon - Vanninjeksjon i sugerør
DiffCon shoots water tangentially into the draft tube, or turbine exit pipe, in order to stabilize the flow field, reduced pressure fluctuations and loads on the shaft dynamic system. By applying DiffCon operators can increase the safe operating range for Francis type turbines, and especially exploit the low load regions.