Power plants, with heavy industrial equipment such as gas turbines, hydro power turbines, motor-driven boiler feed pumps (MDBFP), compressors and fans (Forced Draft fan, Primary Air fan, etc), are the origin of noise and vibrations, which not only increase maintenance costs, but also affect people, buildings and equipment in the vicinity.
Explains Sanjay Risbood, CEO and Resident Director, Getzner India: "Heavy turbines or pumps can be installed on deep-seated foundations with full-surface bearings. Getzner has provided this innovative solution in more than 15 power, steel and chemical plant projects throughout the country. These include the Essar Power plants in Salaya and Mahan, the GMR Energy plant in Raipur, and the Costal Energen plant in Tuticorin."
Image:Steel Plant Jamshedpur
Caption: At a Steel Plant in Jamshedpur, Getzner elastically decoupled the entire fan foundation block, efficiently reducing vibrations and noise.
Image source: Getzner Werkstoffe
Image: Steigs Power Plant
Getzner's anti-vibration materials for heavy industrial plants gives significant Cost reductionAustia-headquartered Getzner is a world technology leader in the field of vibration protection. Its in-house developed Sylomer® and Sylodyn® have superior vibration mitigation characteristics. Risbood informs that installation is easy and quick, as no special equipment or staff training is required, and the concrete can be poured directly on the Sylomer or Sylodyn isolation layer.
"In deep-seated founda- tions, the isolation layer is usually provided as a full-surface bearing. The system can be designed for in-situ concrete construction and for construction with pre-fabricated elements. The elastic layer does not need any maintenance. The slab design is simple and cost effective. All of this leads to significant cost reduction for deep-seated foundations," he says.