IPS generator service & repair

IPS provides technical field services, repair, and replacement for large and extra-large AC & DC generators for industrial and commercial applications. We also service and repair emergency standby generator systems.

Learn more about our specific generator capabilities below:

For more on our generator services, talk to your local IPS representative or contact us here.

Wind turbine generator repair

IPS specializes in keeping wind turbine generator work up-tower, to minimize crane costs and downtime. This predictive and preventive maintenance includes:

  • Electrical testing — Baker Surge Test, MCE
  • Laser alignment
  • Vibration analysis
  • Thermography

Our field service technicians handle all types of repairs, including slip rings, bearings, and precision machining inside the nacelle, plus:

  • Wye ring replacement
  • Generator shaft repair
  • Rotor lead change-outs
  • Generator changeouts

WindGuard™— The Class H rewind with a 60-year log life aging curve

The IPS wind turbine generator rewind solves the problem of specific failure modes. WindGuard withstands the high-voltage transients and high-duty cycles wind power requires.

The ability to maintain flexibility with zero thermal aging during rapid thermal cycling makes WindGuard the most robust engineered insulation system in wind power.

Industrial generator tests, repair, and rewinds

IPS field service technicians work closely with our engineers on generator troubleshooting and analysis, scheduled maintenance, and replacement. We test, repair, and provide on-site B-stage rewinds for stators too large to fit in a 14-foot VPI tank.

Our electrical tests include:

  • Partial discharge testing
  • EL CID (Electro-magnetic core imperfection detection)
  • Online generator condition monitoring
  • Online rotor winding integrity

IPS veteran field service technicians and electrical engineers also complete detailed and documented visual inspections of generators.

In addition to on-site stator and rotor rewinds, we provide complete generator disassembly and repair. We also repair and replace bearings, shafts, and exciters.

For more information, talk to your local IPS representative or contact us here.

HydroCoil™— Our premium B-stage rewind

HydroCoil™ is our premium, B-stage, resin-rich stator coil for hydro generator rewinds up to 15 kV and 50 MW. IPS and hydro utility engineers collaborated on its development.

This B-stage hard coil maximizes stator winding reliability and exceeds IEEE 1553-2002 and IEEE 1147-2005 hydro industry testing and rehabilitation standards.

For more information on HydroCoil, talk to your local IPS representative or contact us here.

IPS turnkey services for large utility/turbine generators

We service, repair, and rewind large turbine generators in North America and around the world. IPS technicians and engineers complete prime power turbine work for steam, diesel, natural gas, and biogas turbines.

Our rotor testing and diagnostics guide our root cause reporting and engineering recommendations. IPS recommends regular rotor testing to increase uptime and avoid unscheduled outages.

Rotor tests include:

  • Winding resistance
  • AC impedance
  • Insulation resistance
  • Recurrent surge oscillography
  • Hi-pot
  • Borescope inspection

IPS stator tests include:

  • EL CID
  • Digital wedge tightness
  • Winding resistance
  • Hi-pot
  • Partial discharge
  • Insulation power factor

We repair and overhaul large turbine generator rotors, stators, and exciters. IPS also redesigns and retrofits these generators, increasing insulation class or redesigning for higher kW output.

When blueprints are unavailable, we disassemble old generators, reverse engineer, then design, manufacture and install new components.

IPS maintenance, repair, and replacement for emergency standby generators

TAW Power Systems, Inc., a division of Tampa Armature Works, an IPS Company, provides critical power solutions for industrial, commercial, and municipal customers. As a one-stop power partner, TAW repairs and maintains all OEM generators from 5 kW to 4,000 kW.

TAW Power Systems also provides routine service for generators from other dealers. TAW has been the Florida distributor of KOHLER® Power Systems’ high-quality products since 1986.

TAW sells KOHLER® exclusively, providing installation, commissioning, service, and repair for every type of generator:

  • Industrial
    • Diesel
    • Gas
  • Mobile
  • Marine
  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Rental
  • Disaster response
TAW is an authorized warranty repair facility for KOHLER®. Power Systems also sells and services automatic transfer switches, generator controls, paralleling switchgear systems, and tanks & enclosures.

For more on our emergency standby power services, talk to your local IPS representative or contact us here.

Preventive maintenance plans for emergency standby generators

TAW Power Systems offers a range of flexible PM plans. TAW’s field service technicians have KOHLER®, EGSA, and OEM certifications, and service all brands and models of emergency standby generators.

We also provide turnkey installation and rigging, with emergency response teams and rental generators configured for your requirements. The IPS North American network gives us the scale and resources to handle any emergency or planned outage project.

For more on our preventive maintenance capabilities, talk to your local IPS representative or contact us here.

Power system analysis and generator upgrades

We provide complete power system analysis, with recommendations to improve system reliability. Your facility power level requirements may change over time, along with local codes and regulations.

We can help you maintain adequate, reliable standby power and legal compliance.

For more on IPS generator services, talk to your local IPS representative or contact us here.

IPS has close working relationships with OEMs