Aftermarket/non-OEM Solutions for Speedy Failed Generator Recovery


Russel Chetwynd
National Electric Coil

This presentation will address several recent case histories where the author’s company has engaged in innovative solutions for successful and expedient recovery of generators that have suffered failures of some kind during operation. This presentation will include discussion of projects involving both turbo driven and hydro driven generators, by several original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), in various different power plant locations around the world.

Russell Chetwynd has been in the Power Generation business for over 40 years. He started out as a student apprentice for GEC Turbine Generators (now part of GE) in the UK, going on to work as a Commissioning Engineer starting up fossil and nuclear plants around the world.  Russell then spent a large part of his career with Southern California Edison as the Site Engineer responsible for turbine generators at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in northern San Diego County, CA USA.

While in this capacity, Russell became heavily involved in industry activities, authoring numerous technical papers and serving as Chairman for both the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) turbine generator committees.  Upon closure of SONGS in 2013, Russell joined National Electric Coil as a Service Manager responsible for large utility accounts in North America and Australasia.