Stationary Energy Production
Continuous Duty, Prime Duty and Standby Duty
VULKAN couplings are found not only in main and auxiliary ship drives, PTOs, PTIs and boat drives, but also in stationary power plants used for permanent, temporary or emergency power supply. Generator couplings from VULKAN Couplings have always been the first choice for highly flexible coupling of diesel motors with generators.
Capacity utilisation in terms of performance and duty cycle is usually high in stationary diesel power plants and CHPs, so the couplings also need to be extremely reliable and offer a long service life. Container and emergency generators and mobile sites, however, are operated on a temporary basis; they are used when the public grid fails or where failure of the grid would have grave consequences, for example in hospitals, chemical plants, server rooms and, last but not least, in nuclear power stations where the generators would ensure decay heat is removed in the event of disconnection or failure of the power grid.
Flexible Mounted Engine
In this system configuration, the engine is elastically mounted on a substructure of steel or concrete, while the generator is rigidly mounted. The elastic mounts have to...more
Rigidly Mounted Engine
In this setup, the engine and generator are rigidly mounted on a shared base frame. The frame is in turn elastically mounted and installed on a baseplate. This ensures the...more