HYDRO TECH INC  

SAULT STE MARIE,  ON 
Canada
http://www.hydrotech-inc.ca
  • Booth: 7077


Welcome to Portland! Stop by & see us at Booth #7077.

A reliable and innovative provider of mechanical rehabilitation services and bearing expertise, HYDRO TECH tackles your toughest maintenance and repair challenges.  We work side-by-side in the field with your own employees, or as a turn-key contractor, to complete unit upgrades, overhauls, testing and inspections, project management, design, and installation.  Come learn with us in the Case Studies KNOWLEDGE HUB, proudly sponsored by HYDRO TECH. Or, stop by Booth #7077 to discuss your current mechanical projects and the progressive solutions we provide.

BEARINGS: Thrust bearing upgrades and bearing analysis; PTFE and Babbitt; turbine oil bearing conversions to water bearings; new bearing design and supply

GENERATORS AND TURBINES: Overhauls; mechanical maintenance; off-site machining; corrective engineering

 ENGINEERING AND CONSULTING: 3-D drawings; mechanical upgrades

Brands: Thrust, bearing, retrofit, overhaul, FARO, generator, maintenance, mechanical, turbine, design, PTFE, metrology, engineering, repair, upgrade, conversion, inspection, alignment, cavitation


 Products

  • BEARINGS
    Hydro Tech Inc. is a worldwide provider of new or replacement bearings for existing generators, as well as new generators. We specialize in large bearing designs and upgrades of PTFE thrust bearing conversions for babbitt thrust bearings.

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  • Hydro Tech also engineers, designs, and manufactures babbitt bearings. This includes thrust bearings, guide bearings, and journal bearings. We can also perform rebabbitting services to meet any standard. Able to reduce operating temperatures, increase reliability, and increase thrust load capabilities, Hydro Tech has been 100% successful in all projects to date.

    As we are able to retrofit within current thrust bearing pots, Hydro Tech’s PTFE and babbitt bearing conversions provide our customers with: 

    • Increased load capacity (unit plus hydraulic thrust) of at least 100% in most situations.
    • Lowered friction and running temperatures; and increased durability of units.
    • Prevention of failures during adverse operating conditions.

    Water bearings are also a key product of Hydro Tech. We can design new water bearings, convert oil bearings to water bearings, or convert water bearings to oil bearings. Hydro Tech has experience with many different types of water bearing materials. Approximately 50% of our bearings are designed with Lignum Vitae material.

    Bearing auxiliary systems such as High Pressure Oil Lift (HPOL) can also be designed, manufactured, and installed by Hydro Tech.

    If only bearing parts are required, this can also be completed. Items such as runner plates or thrust springs are designed and manufactured on a continuous basis at Hydro Tech.

  • BEARING DESIGN
    Hydro Tech Inc. is a worldwide provider of new or replacement bearings for existing generators, as well as new generators. We specialize in large bearing designs and upgrades of PTFE thrust bearing conversions for babbitt thrust bearings.

    ...

  • Hydro Tech also engineers, designs, and manufactures babbitt bearings. This includes thrust bearings, guide bearings, and journal bearings. We can also perform rebabbitting services to meet any standard. Able to reduce operating temperatures, increase reliability, and increase thrust load capabilities, Hydro Tech has been 100% successful in all projects to date.

    As we are able to retrofit within current thrust bearing pots, Hydro Tech’s PTFE and babbitt bearing conversions provide our customers with: 

    • Increased load capacity (unit plus hydraulic thrust) of at least 100% in most situations.
    • Lowered friction and running temperatures; and increased durability of units.
    • Prevention of failures during adverse operating conditions.

    Water bearings are also a key product of Hydro Tech. We can design new water bearings, convert oil bearings to water bearings, or convert water bearings to oil bearings. Hydro Tech has experience with many different types of water bearing materials. Approximately 50% of our bearings are designed with Lignum Vitae material.

    Bearing auxiliary systems such as High Pressure Oil Lift (HPOL) can also be designed, manufactured, and installed by Hydro Tech.

    If only bearing parts are required, this can also be completed. Items such as runner plates or thrust springs are designed and manufactured on a continuous basis at Hydro Tech.

  • REHABILITATION / REPAIR / MAINTENANCE / UPGRADING
    Services include complete overhauls and upgrade of all generator turbine components or auxiliary equipment, as well as turbine runner upgrades.

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  • Hydro Tech Inc. is experienced in providing complete overhauls and upgrades of all generator turbine components and auxiliary equipment. Turbine runners are also upgraded to create more efficient use of water, along with providing the additional horsepower to create greater energy output. Our upgrades can include: refurbishing rotor poles; rewinding the stator; replacing the throat ring with a new, larger one to accommodate a larger turbine; engineering mechanical improvements; and, completing all field and shop machining.

    Hydro Tech can fulfill all your maintenance needs, including any mechanical or electrical maintenance, and predictive maintenance, to meet the operational needs of hydroelectric generators. Written procedures for maintenance programs can be provided.

    Written procedures may range from regularly scheduled plant checks to adjusting bearings. After diagnosing a problem, Hydro Tech will either repair the machinery or provide a written procedure with instructions and diagrams showing how to complete the repair. Hydro Tech can also provide a manual for subsequent maintenance checks and services.

    When a defective component is identified, we can develop a plan that determines the scope of work, time required for repairs, replacement or upgrade of parts, and an estimate of the cost to complete all tasks. Hydro Tech strives to ensure that all specifications are met, while costs are kept to a minimum.

    Hydro Tech assures quick and accurate vertical alignments. Most rotational alignments are completed within a 1-2 day period, including installation and removal of equipment. Our electronic equipment, measuring to 0.000029 inches per foot off plumb (verticality), ensures alignment to the highest degree of accuracy. The plumb of a generator/turbine can also be checked quickly with your generator fully assembled. Complete rotor and stator profiles and all measurements for stationary alignments can also be provided.

  • ENGINEERING AND DESIGN
    Hydro Tech’s design team offers expertise garnered through decades of diversified experience in the design, drafting, development, and documenting of engineering projects....

  • Using 2D and 3D Wire Frame, surface development and solid modeling in both parametric and explicit modes, Hydro Tech provides superior bearing design, oil lift designs, and revisions to your own company drawings as needed.  Engineering services also include bearing re-design and remedial design.
  • TURBINE ASSEMBLY AND COMMISSIONING
    Hydro Tech assures quick and accurate vertical alignments. Most rotational alignments are completed within a 1-2 day period, including installation and removal of equipment....

  • Our electronic equipment, measuring to 0.000029 inches per foot off plumb (verticality), ensures alignment to the highest degree of accuracy. The plumb of a generator/turbine can also be checked quickly with your generator fully assembled. Complete rotor and stator profiles and all measurements for stationary alignments can also be provided.

  • GATE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE
    Hydro Tech installs a variety of gates, both new and replacement, for sites across Canada and the United States....

  • Hydro Tech consistently achieves tight tolerances, providing high quality assurance for all of its installations.

    • Installation of lintels, gains, and sill beams for intake, spill, stop log, and draft tube gates to within 0.5mm or better vertical and horizontal tolerances for all machined surfaces
    • Installation of trash racks in front of intake
    • Installation of hoists and super structures

    Installation and maintenance of all gate types (intake gates, draft tube gates, slide gates, radial gates, etc.)

  • EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION
    Hydro Tech provides complete installations of turbines, generators, and gates. Please see our specific service categories for more information on these complete installations....

  • Hydro Tech provides complete installations of turbines, generators, and gates. Please see our specific service categories for more information on these complete installations.
  • METROLOGY / MEASUREMENT
    Hydro Tech's field experts provide metrology services for the hydroelectric industry throughout North America....

  • We know hydro and can help you get the right measurements the first time. Our hydro engineers provide meaningful data analysis.

    • Alignment Checks
    • As-Found Condition
    • Quality Assurance

    Specialty Equipment

    • FARO Vantage* Laser Tracker
    • ROMER* Absolute Arm
    • Hamar* Laser Level
    • Wyler MiniLevel NT*
    • Levalign* for surface flatness
    • Easy-Laser* for shaft alignment

    Laser Tracker & Scanner Services

    • Dramatically reduce downtime
    • Highly accurate 3D measurements
    • Point cloud inspection and product benchmarking
    • Alignments, quality control, and rapid prototyping
    • Virtual assembly or CNC milling
    • Digital records of results

    * All product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.


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