The VTR turbochargers at Battery Point have been under maintenance by ABB since their installation back in 1957, helping each unit achieve a staggering 60 years of use. Built for absolute longevity, up-keep by the original manufacturer will ensure the turbochargers continue to generate power for the Western Isle’s population during its entire lifetime.
Nevertheless, maintenance has achieved more than simply extending the lifespan of the turbo-chargers. Cleaning carbon deposits from turbocharger fins has helped to maintain the excellent burn efficiency ratio of each unit to improve fuel consumption and lower running costs. The overhauled VTR turbochargers also reduce exhaust gas temperatures and emissions, crucial for helping Scottish and Southern Electricity meet their carbon reduction obligations.
The decision to have maintenance of the VTR turbocharger completed by ABB has saved millions of pounds over the lifetime of the Battery Point power station without the need for lengthy recertifica-tion processes. And, of course, helped to ensure that the people of Lewis and Harris have an electricity source they can rely on.
“All of our customers including Battery Point can trust ABB to take care of their products across the entire lifetime. By using the OEM service and spare parts, Battery Point are sure to receive original effi-ciencies & performance and reliability. We always go the extra mile to make sure our customers make the most of their installations”: Sophie Madeley, LBU Manager – Turbocharging Great Britain & Ireland.