European Directives Through the Integrity Evaluation of the Mechanical Equipment
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Hydroelectric generating units at hydro power plants consist of turbine and hydromechanical equipment, which components could be subject to a large number of European Directives. Responsibility of turbine manufacturer is to make sure that certain components of equipment are in agreement with requirements of the specific Directive. This paper offers the opportunity to perceive the possibility of applying the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC, Simple Pressure Vessels Directive 2009/105/EC, Machinery Directive 98/37/EEC and Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC for turbine equipment at hydro power plants ‘Djerdap 1’ and ‘Djerdap 2’, because components of the turbine regulator and of the lubrication system, of the runner and measurement and regulation system are individually subject to different Directives. The overview of the possible approach regarding the standardization and technical harmonization of turbine equipment components for easier assessment of their integrity is also presented... in this paper.