Hydraulic Technologies for Energy

Ensuring Consistent Performance and Longevity, Even in the Harshest Conditions

Hydraulic tools have emerged as indispensable assets in servicing and maintaining the complex equipment utilized in the energy sectors.

Minimizing Downtime and Maximizing Productivity

In the energy sector, particularly in wind farms and power plants, the demand for efficient and reliable maintenance tools is paramount. With wind turbines towering high above the ground and power plant machinery operating under extreme conditions, accessibility and precision are crucial.

Hydraulic tools are versatile and capable of reaching remote or confined spaces with ease, thanks to their compact design and flexible hoses. Whether it's tightening bolts on a wind turbine's rotor or repairing valves within a power plant's infrastructure, hydraulic equipment ensures swift and accurate operations, minimizing downtime and maximizing productivity.

Moreover, the demanding environments of energy facilities necessitate tools that can withstand rigorous use and adverse conditions. Hydraulic systems excel in this regard, boasting robust construction and resilience to harsh weather and high-pressure environments. Wind farms, often situated in remote and exposed locations, require equipment that can endure fluctuating temperatures and exposure to moisture. Similarly, power plants operate under intense heat and pressure, placing considerable strain on maintenance tools. The durability and reliability of hydraulic tools make them well-suited for these challenging environments, ensuring consistent performance and longevity even in the harshest conditions.

As the energy sector continues to expand and evolve, the role of hydraulic tools in servicing and maintaining vital infrastructure remains indispensable for ensuring operational efficiency and reliability.

Featured Projects in Energy

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ENERGY  /  power team  /  MCS

Hydro Power Plant Rotor Maintenance

Situation: A hydroelectric power plant rotor required synchronous separation of inner and outer rings, followed by lifting the outer ring 24” and holding it in place while extended maintenance was completed. All of the lifting needed to be within .060” tolerance.

Solution Supplied: A 36-point MCS consisting of three 12-point skids tethered together sharing a 36-point HMI control. Additionally, 36 custom cylinders were used, 24 pieces of R5030DL-K locking collar cylinders for the outer 32’ diameter and 12 pieces R1006DL-K locking collar cylinders for the inner 8’2” diameter.

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ENERGY  /  power team  /  cylinders

Power Plant Maintenance

Situation: The customer needed high-pressure cylinders to assist in a shaft separation MRO application. 

Solution Supplied:  Supplied six R1006L Power Team Lock Nut Cylinders and a PE400 Series power unit with associated manifold and hose to securely separate and hold during maintenance procedure.

ENERGY  /  Bolting systems  /  torque wrenches

High-Force Torquing

Situation: A turnaround service requested a hydraulic torque wrench that could fit in confined spaces to service the gaskets on a flange.

Solution Supplied: A TWSL2 torque wrench and a RWP55-BS pump.

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