Sanford Lake Dam Project - Phase 2: Stator Removal

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

We got a call in the afternoon that the stator from Sanford Lake Dam was about to be removed using a large crane.  This project was started earlier in the winter, when 1 of their 3 lines went down due to failure.  This is the first time one of these generators have been off-line due to breakdown since they were installed- in the 1920's!  Pretty amazing that they have gotten almost 100 years of use without failing.  Before they could remove the stator and rotor and all the related turbine pieces, they had to cut a hole in the roof, and then construct a removable slide piece.  

The stator floating through the air could be a very nerve-wracking feeling but....