Power Generation Hydro
Helicopter lift to critical equipment in Highlands
To design and manufacture an automated valve operating system for a remote eight megawatt hydro power station at Loch Sloy in the Highlands.
The existing system was a hand operated arrangement requiring operators to travel up the hillside to the valve house by off-road vehicle to physically open or close the valve.
Eliminate operator input.
Facilitate remote control operation.
A unitised construction is required to simplify installation and achieve a demanding commissioning programme.
Design a system using a motor driven pump unit.
A suitable control system incorporating alarms for remote monitoring of system status.
Integrate system in to bespoke hydraulic circuit manifold assembly
Client no longer has to make the long journey to site to operate the valve; the new hydraulic system is operated from central control.
Environmental concerns have been eliminated with the new leak-free system.
New system shall provide many years of trouble free operation.
The equipment was of course completed for the scheduled Helicopter delivery.