The ELSIB plant has produced the new thrust bearing for one of three hydrogenerators of CBB-780/190-32 type for Perepadnaya HPP of Inguri hydraulic power complex (Georgia). Within an updating using the modern technologies and materials, it was significantly changed a design of the unit. At the end of July, the thrust bearing was shipped to the customer object.
ELSIB has delivered three hydrogenerators of this type to this power plant for a period from 1969 to 1971 years. A capacity of each machine is of 90,5/77 MW.
The thrust bearing is one of the most important units that sense a vertical load from rotating parts of hydrogenerator and turbine. A replacement of old unit will allow to prolong a service time of hydraulic unit as well as simplify its maintenance during a repair. In future, it is possible to update two rest hydrogenerators.