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Water and Energy Abstracts
Year : 2004, Volume : 14, Issue : 2

Print ISSN : 0021-1672.

5. Maintenance Planning and Control of Hydro Mechanical Installations at Bhakra Dam

Notra D.S., Bedi B.B., Bansal S.N.

(Proceedings of Conference on Large Dams and Hydropower Development, 2628 May 2004, New Delhi, pp.VI/24–39).


Hydraulic installations along with associated equipment and machinery are vital constituents of any hydel project. Faultless functioning of each system depends upon its timely and preventive maintenance, which can only be done with meticulous planning and framing of proper maintenance schedules. Any laxity on the part of implementation of such schedules may lead to catastrophic situations. Moreover unplanned maintenance shall lead to uneconomical repairs and disruption of entire system. Hence timely and as per well laid out schedules maintenance is of utmost importance for avoiding breakdowns and high cost maintenance. This paper discusses various methods being adopted at Bhakra dam for planned maintenance due to which it is the best maintained project in India and may be one of the best in the world.



Hydraulic installations, Vital constituents, Hydel project, Meticulous planning, Maintenance schedules, Catastrophic situations, Uneconomical repairs, High cost maintenance.


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