New Equipment Developments News

ILD is currently working on the development of an Automatic RCIC Mechanical Overspeed  Reset Device  called “ARMORD.”  The device will reset the overspeed trip mechanism automatically, without the need for an operator to enter the RCIC room to reset the mechanical overspeed trip mechanism.  The device would sense the RCIC trip via a non-intrusive method and automatically actuate a mechanical device to push the slotted mechanical trip lever located on the trip/throttle valve away from the turbine (similar to an operator resetting the trip using the connecting rod).  Each device will be designed as a plant specific permanent equipment installation.

Recently, ILD attended the Terry Turbine User Group Meeting and presented a demonstration of the device.