Green Springs Power Plant
So what am I doing there? The rotor poles need to be rebuilt. This is part of the generator. Its a fairly big operation involving taking the rotor up and out of the housing and then removing the poles. I was there to document the process and to learn how it is done. Next time we have to do this it is likely that the current employees will be retired and I will have to know how to get this done. Fun, fun.
This is a picture of the "Dog House" being craned off of the generator housing.
A coworker disassembling the generator shaft from the turbine shaft.
Me toward the end of a 13 hr work day. The coils are the rectangular things behind me arranged around a cylinder. Each is about 20,000 lbs.
Me again. I enjoy working at the plants and getting my hands dirty.