Hydro 2016, Montreux, Switzerland, October 10-12, 2016
KGAL met with old and new acquaintances, clients and collaborators at the International Conference and Exhibition Centre overlooking Lake Geneva. Attending the annual Hydro exhibition is always an important event in KGAL's calendar, especially so in Montreux since around 60% of Swiss electricity is generated by hydropower.
The image shows (l to r) Michael Simcock (General Manager of Whessoe) with KGAL engineers Brent Immison (Associate Director), Dave Griffiths (CEO) and Russ Digby (Regional Managing Director) immediately prior to the event opening on October 10. .
KGAL Regional Managing Director Russ Digby presented a technical paper which covered issues relating to the need for Equipment Reliability to be built in to the overall process of design for all hydro-mechanical equipment. The presentation was well received, stimulating some very interesting discussions.
You can read KGAL's white paper "Spillway gate drive systems: how safe is safe?", as presented at the conference, here.