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Selected reference projects for Jacek Swiderski P. Eng.

Company: Swiderski Engineering Inc. (SEi)
1997 - today
 
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Application of SEi hydraulic designs and performances specifications included following projects:
 
  Ottawa Hydro PH#2 (four units 1800kW each) - replacement of camelback type Francis turbine including distributor, runner, draft chest, output increased by 25%
  Lower Lachute (4200 kW) - new Francis runner
  Conestogo (750 kW) - runner/distributor assembly, operating range increased (6.5 m to 22 m), output increased by 50%
  Lushui (2500 kW) - plant optimization, new Francis runner, cavitation and instability eliminated
  Vergennes (700 kW) - plant optimization, supplied upgrade turbine design, plant output increased by 25% and efficiency by approx 8%
  Elliot Falls (400 kW) - two new Kaplan turbines replacement in existing pressure case, increased plant efficiency by approx 8%
  St. Raphael (1280 kW ) - new Francis runner, output increased by 22%, efficiency by approx 5%
  Salmon Falls (420kW) - hydraulic design of the new runner, output increased by 22%
  Copenhagen (1700kW) - hydraulic design of the new runner, output increased by 13%, efficiency by approx 4%
  Rock Forest (two units 1600 kW each) - camelback type Francis turbine, runner/distributor replacement, output increased by 25%
  Franklin Falls (400kW) - hydraulic design of the new runner
  Jeziorsko G.S. (2400 kW) - vertical Kaplan turbine, stationary components modification, energy production increased by 6%, operating range increased, efficiency incresed 3 - 6%
  Clark Falls (3200 kW) - Kaplan turbine, new runner blades, energy production increased by 10%.
  Marshfield#5 (5200 kW) - new Francis runner, energy production increased by 15%, efficiency by 3.5%.
  Bellrose G.S. (300 kW) - runner modification design to increase maximum turbine output (by 15%) as well as to increase its operating range
  Bracebridge (1900 kW) - new Kaplan type turbine installed without changes in a civil structure.
 
 
Company: Canadian Hydro Components Ltd.
Position: Chief Hydraulic Engineer
1995 -1997
 
  Donnacona G.S. - 4.5 MW low head site - responsible for hydraulic performances of 8 Axial Flow turbines supplied
  Moose Rapids - 1.0 MW power plant - responsible for hydraulic performances of 8 Axial Flow turbines supplied
  Seaton Creek - three Micro Francis turbines 3X 100kW
  Montmagny - solved severe cavitation and power shortage problems in this 2.0 MW power plant. The newly built power plant was experiencing 27% output shortage - by designing a modifications to the turbine runner and the throat ring, performance of turbines were achieved as originally expected by the owners.
 
 
Company: Barber Hymac Hydro Inc.
Position: Hydraulic Design Engineer
1992-1995
 
  Ayers Mill - hydraulic design of the replacement double horizontal Francis unit -output increased by 15%
  Waltham G.S. - coordination with GE Hydro 5 replacement runners (Francis turbine): total increase in plant output 17%.
  Kananaskis unit #3 - 12MW propeller runner replacement (increased power by 20%)
  Spray unit #3 - high head Francis - 52MW runner replacement that resulted in 6MW power increase
  Other Projects: Forestville (3.2 MW), Lyndonville (1.2MW), Lyons Falls (1.7 MW), Sheldon Springs (800kW)

services
DESIGN of all hydraulic flow passages of the water power plant (pressurized inlet, turbine distributor, runner, draft tube);
PREDICTION of the performance of any reaction water turbine and operational optimization of the power plant;
POWER PLANT UPGRADES: from site potential-power evaluation to the final design;
ANALYSIS of the risk of investment related to hydrology.