- Duvha Power Station
Duvha Power Station Coordinates Coordinates: Commission date 1980 Owner(s) Eskom Power station information Generation units 6 Power generation information Installed capacity 3600 Megawatt
Construction of Duvha Power Station started in November 1975 and the last unit came into operation in 1984.
In 1993 Duvha became the first power station in the world to be retrofitted with pulse jet fabric filter plants on three of its six units. These plants contribute largely to the reduction of air pollution by removing 99.99% of the fly ash which otherwise would be released into the air through the station's chimneys.
8 January 2003, Unit 2 generator explodes while being returned to service after a malfunction. On February 9, 2011 another unit failed catastrophically while performing over speed testing. The units are over speed rated at 3600rpm and the last recorded speed before failure was 4250rpm.
The station consists of six 600MW units with a total installed capacity of 3,600MW operating with a turbine Maximum Continuous Rating of 37.6%.
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- ^ "COST COMPARISONS BETWEEN ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATORS AND PULSE JET FABRIC FILTERS AND INHERENT CHALLENGES OF BOTH TECHNOLOGIES AT ESKOM’S 6 X 600 MW UNITS AT DUVHA POWER STATION". International Society for Electrostatic Precipitation. June 2006. http://www.isesp.org/ICESP%20X%20PAPERS/PDFS/Paper%207C1.pdf. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
- ^ "DUVHA POWER STATION". Eskom. http://www.eskom.co.za/live/content.php?Item_ID=163. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
- ^ "Integrated Development Plan". Emalahleni Local Municipality. March 2008. pp. 14. http://www.emalahleni.gov.za/Emalahleni%20IDP%20Draft%202008-2009.pdf. Retrieved 8 January 2010. [dead link]
- ^ http://www.massengineers.com/generator_accident_in_africa.htm Generator Accident in Africa
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