Steam pressure issue caused S&WB turbine to shut down; no boil advisory required

One of the Sewerage and Water Board’s turbines shut down Thursday when it lost steam pressure at the Carrollton Water Plant, officials said.
A spokesperson for the S&WB said the shutdown caused a drop in water pressure across the east bank of New Orleans, but a precautionary boil-water advisory will not be issued because the water pressure did not drop below the state-mandated threshold.
Water pressure was restored in less than seven minutes and remains fully pressurized for the east bank, S&WB officials said.
1, was built in 1909 and is powered by steam from a boiler, officials said.
Officials said it is the smallest of the turbines the S&WB uses.
The S&WB also uses backup generators.
Additional information was not released.
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Turbine at S&WB back online, boil advisory still in effect

NEW ORLEANS — The turbine that failed at the Sewerage and Water Board this morning and led to a boil advisory for much of Orleans Parish is back online, but the boil advisory remains in effect until further notice.
The boil advisory is still in effect.
Residents on the East Bank of Orleans Parish, including New Orleans East and the Lower Ninth Ward, are advised not to use tap water to drink, make ice, or brush their teeth until further notice, according to city officials.
Any residents who have a compromised immune system are advised not to use tap water to wash their hands or bathe.

Turbine Generator At the Hartford Water Pollution Control Facility

Prebid Mandatory: yes Solicitation Title: Turbine Generator At the Hartford Water Pollution Control Facility Owner Solic Number:
Status: bidding Report: 7838278 Country : United States State: CT County: Hartford Location: Hartford Scope: Furnish rehabilitation services and improvements for a 1.7 MW Dresser-Rand steam turbine-generator.
Notes: There will be a Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference and site tour for all prospective bidders bidding on this Contract to be held at the Hartford Water Pollution Control Facility Administration Building Assembly Room, 240 Brainard Road, Hartford, Connecticut at 10:00 AM, Local Time, on June 23, 2017.
In order to be considered a responsible bidder, attendance at the Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference and site tour is required.
Failure to attend and sign the attendance sheet at the Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference may result in your bid being deemed non-responsive and ineligible for review and award by the District.
Prospective bidders will be expected to have read and reviewed the bid documents.
Formal and binding answers will be issued by addendum only.
Due to active construction activities, all pre-bid attendees planning on inspecting and touring the facility and worksite shall provide themselves with appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).
PPE shall include reflective safety vest, safety hardhat, safety glasses, and protective shoes.
Plans: From Owner.

Using the FluidScan and Homogenizer Preparation to Measure Gross Water Contamination in Turbine and Industrial Oils

Table of Content Introduction A very serious issue in turbine and other industrial oils is water contamination, and water testing forms a part of any lubricant condition monitoring program. Turbine oils normally are formulated to have oxidation resistance, high thermal stability, and exceptional water separation. Lubricants that are commercially available specifically for steam turbines or gas turbines, are fabricated with specific additive formulations, but there are also numerous oils that can function with different types of turbines. Gas turbines tend to build up sludge and varnish while steam turbines may experience foaming, oxidation, and sludge. However, water contamination in turbine systems is a concern. Severe water contamination can result in changes in the oil’s viscosity, additive depletion, accelerated oxidation, and reduced bearing life. Turbine manufacturers commonly advise a warning alarm limit of