BRUSH Aftermarket was approached by one of its customers to supply a replacement new generator stator for its power plant based in Lagos Nigeria.
BRUSH Aftermarket offered a solution to the customer where the manufacturing work could be completed and delivered within a 14 week time frame.
The project started with dismantling the generator on site with the rotor assembly being fully dismantled and overhauled.
Once the rotor was fully cleaned non-destructive testing for cracks and fatigue were carried out on both the rotors endcaps and major assemblies. The insulation system and blocking were replaced and then fully electrically tested before being re-assembled of its components.
In parallel with the above the new stator was being manufactured and coordinated to ensure that the stator would be ready in time for the rotor work being completed on site. During the stator manufacture tests were carried out at all crucial stages witnessed by the client.
For shipping the 46 tonnes stator assembly to site an Antonov 124 freighter was chartered to lift the stator over the 3000 miles to Lagos. The stator was installed, commissioned and back in service and on load within 4 weeks reinforcing the BRUSH Aftermarkets ability to successfully supply new major components and installations on generators of any age no matter where in the world.