No one matches Eaton's expertise in assessing and performing upgrades to extend the service life of these valuable assets. Look to Eaton for electrical and hydraulics solutions that blend the latest technology with our extensive knowledge of the maintenance and operations requirements of hydro plants.
Hydro plants are an important source of electricity, but many have been in service for 60 or more years. These plants are suffering from the problems that come with aging distribution and control systems. When federal operating licenses come up for renewal, plants must take a hard look at making cost-effective upgrades to bring them up to modern standards and assure the trouble-free operation for decades to come.
Solve problems sooner
Hydro plants operate in high-humidity conditions that make equipment failures more likely. Eaton can provide the electrical solutions for remote monitoring of critical failure indicators such as humidity, overheating, dust, contamination and floor water; while also providing trending analysis resulting in maintenance and upkeep recommendations.
Extend useful life
Many hydro plants use aging equipment that's well beyond its anticipated useful life. Older equipment is more likely to fail, and replacement parts can be expensive and hard to find. Eaton's extensive selection of aftermarket solutions can extend the useful life of equipment by replacing aged components.
Improve user safety
Employers need to keep workers safe from arc flash hazards. Eaton can help protect personnel by specifying the right equipment, conducting arc flash safety training and properly labeling equipment.
Monitor use in real time
Often, older systems include equipment from several manufacturers. Metering and software let managers monitor energy consumption in real time, even across equipment from different manufacturers.
Eaton Corporation is one of the leading hydropower hydraulic control systems providers in the world with complete hydraulics solutions ranging from intake and spillway gate control systems, turbine governor systems (Pelton, Kaplan, Bulb and Francis types) and BOP auxiliary systems including lubrication, filtration, dewatering and coolant systems for hydro plants.
Application and Commercial Engineering (ACE)
Eaton's Application and Commercial Engineering (ACE) team is a unique resource that works with your engineers to optimize a hydraulic solution with the exact flow, displacement, pressure, torque, speed and control software required for your gate controls, turbine governor system and BOP auxilary systems within a hydropower plant. From a single component to a complete and coordinated system solution, Eaton and the ACE Team are ready to help you with your hydropower project anywhere in the world.
Eaton provides large custom engineered cylinders for gate operation and turbine governor control systems with features such as absolute and non-absolute positioning sensors, locking devices and specialized rod coatings. For plant upgrade projects, Eaton also provides cylinder repair services that restores existing cylinders back into original specification condition complete with warranty regardless of original cylinder manufacturer.
Electronics & Software for Hydraulic Control
Eaton offers a full line of electronic products and software to meet customer needs in the mobile and industrial marketplace. The F(x) software and electronics portfolio gives customers complete control to program the electronics for their specific application needs.
Filtration for Hydraulic Fluids
Eaton offers a full range of Vickers hydraulic filters for industrial and mobile applications.
Hose and Hose Fittings
Eaton is the industry leader in the development of hydraulic hose solutions with a comprehensive line of reliable, high-efficiency systems for use in mobile and industrial applications. Suitable for nearly any application, pressure level and type of fluid, our strong manufacturing and distribution capabilities allow us to customize our breadth and depth of service and support around the globe.
With decades of proven reliability and performance, Eaton has a hydraulic motor to meet your needs. With a full line of Gerotor/Geroler, Gear, Piston and Vane motors from Low Speed High Torque to High Speed, High Power, Eaton offers a wide range of hydraulics solutions for key markets, including construction, oil & gas and hydropower.
Eaton provides custom engineered hydraulic power units exactly per specifications for gate control systems, complete turbine governor systems including accumulators and pressure vessels and plant BOP auxilary systems.
In demanding mobile and industrial applications, uptime is critical. Hydraulic pumps from Eaton deliver the durability you need to keep working. Our industry-leading products support the needs of commerce and manufacturing across a wide range of markets, including construction, oil & gas, wind, hydropower, and steel production.
It is a bold statement, but we here at Eaton Hydraulic Training live for the world of hydraulics education. Our organization was created to bring you the absolute latest in hydraulic technology, and are confident that we can do it in the most efficient, cost-effective way possible. Each class is constructed to convey the knowledge you desire, and each instructor is outfitted with years of industry field experience to back it up.
Tube Fittings and Connectors
With hydropower locations increasingly under the pressure to embrace enviromentally sustainable installations, our line of tube fittings provides one of the best and most reliable tube connections in the industry. Eaton Corporation is known for groundbreaking hose technology with products like our Snap to Connect (STC) connectors that enable reliable connections while assisting you to achieve project completion milestone schedules.
Eaton offers valves to control machine functions that cut, groove, bore, clamp, inject, press, form, or lift, dig, and haul…day in and day out, in both Industrial and Mobile applications.