2018 05 Paper: Kiewa No 1 Headrace Rock Trap

To our surprise in March 2017, AGL discovered significant stone damage to it’s McKay Creek power station Pelton turbines. Inspection of the tail race identified a relatively small amount of gravel, however given the concerns over runners with known design/manufacturing limitations, this paper describes the steps taken to manage the upstream rock trap situation and shares the lessons learnt and an innovative solution to buy time.

  • Author: Tim Howard
  • Exchange: 2018 - Albury AGL
  • Company: AGL Energy
  • Topic: Civil, Runner, Tunnels, Turbine
  • Key Words: Repair