IPS Hydro Services is part of the IPS Renewables group. It provides turnkey solutions that include design upgrades, testing, inspection, parts, and repair services.
These solutions extend the life and improve performance of critical hydro plant assets.
The former GE and ABB Hydro Services team now leads IPS Hydro Services. IPS acquired ABB’s US and Canadian hydro generator rewind businesses in 2022.
The acquisition included ABB’s Beloeil, Quebec coil manufacturing facility and its Denver, Colorado service center (now IPS Denver-Kingston).
This is a dedicated, experienced group of hydro service professionals, completing 125+ major rebuild projects since 2004. They come with engineering, design history, and technical skills for hydro generator service and repair up to 350 MW.
IPS Hydro Services gives you over 250 combined years of institutional knowledge with the following:
Hydro generator performance trends downward over time, even during normal operation. Our Hydro Generator Test and Inspection Condition Assessment (T&I) gives you a detailed understanding of your equipment’s actual condition.
This understanding reduces unscheduled outages and unplanned repair costs. T&I includes:
As part of our T&I service, customers receive a final report documenting the results of the electrical tests and visual inspections performed. We also provide immediate and long-term recommendations and additional proposed inspection schedules.
IPS hydro turbine and generator services include:
Generator services (dry end)
Turbine / Mechanical services (wet end — partner)
Our hydro professionals engineer increased output for generators, with efficiency improvements, rotor pole upgrades, voltage change, or frequency conversion. We also provide mechanical services, including shaft repair, welding, machining, and fabrication of replacement parts.
IPS offers insulation systems engineered to improve hydro generator reliability and performance. We manufacture all systems using qualified materials and ISO 9001-accredited procedures:
The IPS acquisition of ABB’s Hydro Services business included ABB’s coil manufacturing facility in Beloeil, Quebec. This vertical integration allows complete control of coil and bar manufacturing quality and lead times.
IPS offers customized validation of manufacturing coils and bars, with standard and optional testing.
Our turnkey hydro services include a complete line of power distribution testing, retrofits, and upgrades.
Combining IPS Denver’s transformer and switchgear services with National Switchgear’s capabilities gives you remanufacturing and service for transformers up to 40 MVA and switchgear up to 38 kV: