The Wisconsin Chapter of the Vibration Institute
Training & PdM Networking
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Schedule of Events:
8:00 AM Sign In at Toshiba
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Reliability and Maintenance Training Session with Tour
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Tailgate Lunch and Continued Networking at Miller Park
1:10 PM – 4:00 PM Brewer Game vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Training / Tour of Toshiba - 6623 W. Washington St. West Allis, WI 53214
PPE Required for tour: safety glasses, steel toes, long pants
Only 30 training spots and game tickets are available so get signed up NOW!
The training will encompass touring the High-Speed Balance and Overspeed Bunker and other key areas of the facility which include generator rewinding and a machine shop.
Located at the company's Milwaukee Service Center, the Balance and Overspeed Bunker (BOB) is capable of balancing and testing most of the industry's largest rotors, with a combination of large capacities for long, wide, and heavyweight rotors. Single, two, and three bearing configurations are accommodated. For generator rotors, megger, impedance, and flux probe measurements can be taken at operating speeds. Also, overspeed testing is most often a standard procedure.
A worry-free balance starts in the BOB control room, located on the main floor overlooking the balance bunker. This combination control room/witness area features both precision monitoring instrumentation and the supervisory control equipment to operate the complete facility. The unit's drive system and auxiliary equipment provide for accurate speed control over rotors' full operating speed and overspeed ranges.
Electronic data acquisition is incorporated for recording of critical parameters measured during balancing speed runs. Balance bunker outlet temperature is regulated by an air ventilation system.
The rotor drive system features independent and redundant lubrication systems specifically designed for fail-safe operation. An emergency power supply system is activated to provide back-up power in the event of primary power loss, but even that system is further backed up by a gravity feed lubrication system. These systems combine to assure safe coast down of the rotor.
After the morning at Toshiba we will be tailgating and networking at Miller Park. Brats and burgers with sides will be provided at no charge to attendees. All attendees will be responsible for their own beverages and chairs. At 1:10 PM the Milwaukee Brewers take on the St. Louis Cardinals. We have a limited number of tickets. Your payment will secure tickets, please act promptly.
Cost: $25 for the Game and Tour
No charge to members for morning only (no game)
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