On March 09, 2015, HECO was called in to help evaluate vibration and noise concerns with a coal-fired power generation plant's Boiler Feed Pump Motor. (9000HP, 1800RPM, 13,200v, Siemens Allis). Initial information from the plant vibration team indicated rotor related issues.
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This is an electric motor repair case study on a 800HP, 900RPM, 4000V Coal Crusher Motor for a Midwest-US based coal fired power generation plant. In 2006 the utility came to HECO after years of repetitive failures circling around the electric motor's rotor.