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Vice President Sales & Marketing, MD&A

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mechanical Engineering with a Mathematics Minor from Union College.  28 years’ experience working in the power generation industry.  Almost 17 of those years were...

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  • Oct 15, 2020

This piece was originally shared with the Generation Professionals community group. Thought it would be of interest to share here as well. 

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Bob Meinetz on Oct 15, 2020

Fascinating, Jay. Tremendous accuracy and balance are obviously required to manufacture a massive assembly that spins at 3600 RPM for days or weeks at a time.

What's the weight of a typical rotor? I take it most rotors are reconditioned rather than replaced?

Some engineering porn below (rotor replacement at Diablo Canyon Power Plant ca. 2006):

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