Allen Gears Services Experience Markets News Company Overview Recent Case Studies Downloads contact Allen Gears Home Allen Gears Services Home
Important information for owners of industrial gearboxes
24hr Support

Non-Allen Gearbox
Service & Repair Experience


Alcatel
BHS
David Brown
Flender Graffenstaden
GE
GEC
John Brown
Lufkin
Maag
PGC
Rademaker
Renk
Voith

See Examples >>

Contact an Allen Gears Engineer

 

 
  Home Contact SiteMap News
 
Allen Gears Services
 

UPGRADES AND REVERSE ENGINEERING
Recent Experience Case Study

David Brown gearbox upgrade
Inverkip Power Station, UK

Project background

Inverkip was Scotland's first oil-fired power station, with construction beginning in 1970. Consisting of two generating units, the plant was designed to produce 1900 mega-watts of electricity but, due to the cost of oil, it has rarely worked at full capacity, except during the 1984 miner's strike. It stopped generating electricity in the late 1980s. Within Inverkip power station the boiler feed pump package was therefore no longer being utilised.

Veolia Water is specialist in solution provision within the water and waste water industries.

The challenge

Veolia Water had a contract to utilise the electric motor and gearbox from the pump at Inverkip power station, and install it into a new test bed in a factory in Scotland – this was to be utilised to test various types of pump.

In order to be installed into the new environment, the gearbox required a full overhaul and inspection. The gearbox OEM wasn’t interested.The solution

The unit was returned to Allen Gears factory where we stripped the unit and carried out a full inspection. A technical report was then produced to pass back to the customer and the gearbox was fully refurbished and then re-assembled.

We responded quickly and carried out the inspection in good time to ensure that the asset could be put back to work in its new environment within weeks.

Technical Data

Requirement: Change of application requiring full inspection and overhaul
Plant: Weir Pumps Ltd manufacturing plant
Customer: Veolia Water
Application: Test bed
Application Type: Electric motor driven boiler feed pump
Gearbox Type: Parallel shaft gearbox
Power: 1150 HP
Speeds: Input: 4,150 rpm, Output: 2,650 rpm
Allen Gears Services

Request Instalation List For Power Applications

Select Upgrades & Reverse Engineering Case Study Non-Allen Gearbox

gearbox enquiry


Download PDF
Click to Download PDF
REQUEST MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE INFORMATION Click here to download PDF REQUEST MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE INFORMATION REQUEST MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE INFORMATION
RoSPA Award for Allen Gears


Go To Allen Gears Website
Accreditations Accreditations
 
 
 
 

Allen Gearing Solutions Limited (registered in England and Wales No.06495417).
Copyright ©2008 - 2017. All Rights Reserved.

Website designed by Lassoo Creative

   
Allen Gears Contact an Allen Gears Engineer