The first newly-designed 660KW generator built by Leroy-Somer as an after market replacement for the Vestas V-47 turbine arrived in the United States this month and was unveiled by Shermco Industries at the AWEA WINDPOWER 2008 Conference & Expo in Houston.
Shipped directly from the factory in Beaucourt, France, the 660KW generator had the following features and benefits:
• Tested at 60Hz and 3000 RPM over speed for two minutes;
• Glass over film wire;
• Two VPI treatments;
• 50 degree C ambient temperature;
• V form stator winding to reduce heating;
• Form wound rotor;
• Class H insulation.
Shermco Industries will sell and service the new generator. Chris Perry, sales manager of Shermco’s Apparatus Service Division, says the wind energy industry will greatly benefit from this upgraded version.
“The extended life and reliability of this new design will be greatly appreciated by those in the industry,” said Perry. “Its design will reduce maintenance costs over the lifetime of the unit.”
Shermco Industries (shermco.com) is a provider of safe, reliable testing, repair, professional training, maintenance and analysis of rotating apparatus and electrical power distribution systems and related equipment for the light, medium, and heavy industrial base nationwide. Founded in 1974 in Dallas, the company is comprised of two strategic business unite; Apparatus Services Division and an Engineering Services Division. With a corporate location in Irving, Texas, a sales office in Brussels and service centers in Austin and Tulsa, Shermco Industries has over 250 full-time employees and exceeds $50 million in annual revenues. The company is a member in good standing with the Electrical Apparatus Service Association and the International Electrical Testing Association.