Three Gorges Dam – Invitation from CTGC


Three Gorges Dam
Yichang, China


The IEC meeting had come to an end and the next day was ushered in with an amazing invitation!


It is with great pleasure to announce that VibroSystM’s Test & Diagnostics director Mr. André Tétreault was recently invited to the Three Gorges Dam1 as part of the workgroup committee working with IEC for standard IEC 60034-33 ED1 – Rotating electrical machines – Part 33: Specific technical requirements for hydro generators. China Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC) to sponsor an IEC event that it opened up the power plant for a visit by the attending IEC group members.

Three Gorges Dam - Group Photo Outside of Three Gorges Dam

Three Gorges Dam, Yichang, China – IEC members in front of Three Gorges Dam.
Such an experience to visit the world’s largest power station.
Photo credit: unknown



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Three Gorges Dam, Yichang, China – Outside View.
The dam is so large that multiple photos of the
outside had to be taken.
Photo credit: André Tétreault

Technical Standards - Three Gorges Dam, Yichang, China - Generation wing

Three Gorges Dam, Yichang, China – View from inside the left Bank Power Station.
The most amazing thing about this power station is not just the sheer size or the amount of energy that it outputs, but how quietly the generators operate. With minimal noise in the Power Station, visitors could actually speak at a reasonable volume and not have any difficulties to be heard.

IEC - Group Photo Inside of Three Gorges Dam

Three Gorges Dam, Yichang, China – IEC members provided interesting information from inside the left Bank Power Station.
The tour guide was providing very interesting information on the various facets of the power station.
Photo credit: André Tétreault


 

About VibroSystM

VibroSystM came into existence in 1986 with a capacitive technology as a reliable solution for the air gap monitoring of hydroelectric machines. The requests that followed, expressing the need to adapt VibroSystM systems to other types of large rotating machines, reflect that customers are more than satisfied with their experience resulting from VibroSystM’s expertise. The ability to expand monitoring diagnostic technology and services to a variety of equipment helped position VibroSystM at the forefront of the industry.

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Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to visit such a landmark!

References:

  1. Three Gorges Dam
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