09-15-2011 03:46 AM
Anybody can help me and explain what does it really mean the " AUTOMATICALLY BALANCING WORK HOURS ( CO-AGING) for the Synchronization Panel Load Properties.
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09-15-2011 01:56 PM
It's usually a code block or subroutine that will monitor each units run hours and will automatcially (if enabled) rearrange unit priorities to balance the engine hours to within a desired number.
Depending on who provided the switchgear and setup the system it may be a fairly simple or complex calculation. In about half of the installations where I see some form of it available it is usually disabled, most operations staff don't like the control system telling them how to manage their engines. I have worked in a couple of peaking plants and on a marine shipboard propulsion and house system that the operators liked it and used it regularly
Hope that helps,
09-19-2011 08:26 PM
Were you by any chance involved in any of the CAT powered Coast Guard Ice Breakers with 3600 engines? I did some of the startup work on a few of them and always wondered how they did long term.