Turkey Point

There were catastrophic failures of two large generators, one at the Turkey Point Plant, and the other at the Martin Power Plant in Florida. Electrical breakdown and massive electrical arcs destroyed huge laminated iron stator cores, which had to be replaced at great and occasioned even greater expense from the replacement power costs.

RTI conducted a complete theoretical and physical analysis of the stator cores and identified the root cause of both failures.  RTI fixed responsibility for failure on the manufacturer for material and assembly defects and set forth recommendations aimed at avoiding further breakdowns.

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