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DIFFUSER INSPECTION AND OPTIMISATION

900 Hours of work
HUTEC Capabilities
Diffuser inspections & optimisation
Hutec Engineering Six hydraulic rams

Hutec Engineering and PFS partnered up for the Kinleith shut to deliver the comprehensive rebalancing and realignment of 2 diffuser washers and condition assessment of a third. Six hydraulic rams were realigned  within 1mm so the diffuser screen operated in a level plain. Some hydraulics were deemed too damaged for repair and were replaced.  During the combined 900 hrs of work, the team delivered all work safely, on time and on budget, despite identifying and correcting more issues than anticipated.​By drawing on over 20 years’ experience with diffusers, Hutec was able to develop a full 3D diffuser model and perform finite element analysis on key stress areas, to provide the customer with improved long term diffuser reliability and a better understanding of failure modes.Contact Dean Van Den Anker for more information.