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End-Winding Tests

Modal testing for stator end-windings: extend the reliability of your assets!

End-winding tests are essential for evaluating the structural integrity and performance of stator windings in large electrical machines. They are invaluable tools in both manufacturing and maintenance contexts.

 

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End-winding testing is governed by the standard IEC TS 60034-32:2016, which provides detailed guidelines for conducting thorough assessments to ensure reliability. This standard introduces two key techniques:

Driving Point Analysis (DPA)

DPA measures the vibrational behavior of each individual stator end-winding, excited by an impact hammer. This method enables the detection of potential issues by checking for eigenmodes in the vicinity of electrical harmonics #1 and #2.

Experimental Modal Analysis (EMA)

EMA verifies the natural frequencies and mode shapes of electrical machines globally, aiming to mitigate heightened vibration levels. It involves measuring transfer functions and identifying dynamic properties through impact tests and accelerometers. It is crucial that global modes are kept clear of electromagnetic field harmonics.

Why choosing OROS End-Winding solution?

Teamwork instruments

4-32 channels portable, flexible and rugged systems, made for the field with high-end metrology capabilities.

Guided by a sequencer

An Excel-configurable sequential guidance tool makes it easy to measure end-winding numbers, track progress, and redo measurements as needed.

Smart marker

Works in real-time on every new FRF. Advanced algorithm extracts amplitude, phase, and damping of each peak in frequency ranges near electrical harmonics, providing precise insights effortlessly.

Auto-reporting

Easily export vital data provided by Max Marker to your pre-defined reports in Word & Excel. This seamless export occurs after each measurement or during post-processing.

Data check tool

Featuring algorithms for automatic detection of double impacts and overloaded signals. It also offers a manual mode for sensitive test conditions.

Circular mode shape animation

Visualize deformations experienced by the generator at resonant frequencies, enhancing understanding and analysis.

Modes identification

In addition to the Narband method (peak-picking), the Broband method offers CMIF and Stability Diagram. Based on the frequency domain p-LSCF method, data can be curve-fitted to extract modal parameters.

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Assessing the vibration behaviour of generator stator end-windings