- Application Notes
- Product Specification
- Software Manual
- Technical Manual
The VariStroke-DX (dual-transfer) skid is a dual-redundant hydraulic servo system which enables uninterrupted operations through on-line servo repair and replacement. Woodward’s innovative design, qualification and manufacture combines the robust dirt-tolerant technology of its industry proven and reliable single-acting VariStroke GI servos into an API612 redundant stand-alone hydraulic skid. The master/slave control with fast transfer times minimize system disturbances in mechanical-drive or generator-drive steam turbines all while using a low-pressure hydraulic oil source (typically turbine lube oil) to provide its output shaft driving force.
Designed for extreme use environments, the VariStroke-DX includes isolation valves with lock-out/tag-out protection and convenient knife-switch electrical terminal blocks for ease of replacement. The dual-transfer skid design also includes on-line replaceable large pressure gauges to provide a complete serviceable package to delivers extended production without down-time for plant operators’ looking for longer production cycles and alignment with major overhaul periods in your specific application.
API612 steam turbines driving
Critical for plant production and availability.
Designed as a stand-alone skid, servo-to-servo communication and automatic failover logic is included within each servo forcing automatic transfers to the healthy servo with no external control logic or interface required. Optionally, users can use a local switch or control driven relay connected to the skid to routinely select and switch servo functions as the master and as the slave.
The VariStroke-DX skid is designed to be used in combination with Woodward’s single-acting VariStroke Hydraulic Power Cylinders (VHPC). Depending on the application, users can order and pair the correct size (bore, stroke length, return spring force, etc.) VHPC with the VariStroke-DX skid to meet their specific application’s requirements.