The power plant mar­ket in In­dia is very at­trac­tive

Electrical Monitor - - INTERVIEW | MAHINDRA SUSTEN -

Tell us about the high-tech­nol­ogy ma­te­ri­als de­vel­oped by Get­zner for noise and vi­bra­tion re­duc­tion. What are the prin­ci­pal ap­pli­ca­tion ar­eas of th­ese ma­te­ri­als? So­lu­tions from Get­zner are used in the rail­way, con­struc­tion and in­dus­try sec­tors to re­duce vi­bra­tions and noise, im­prove the ser­vice life of bed­ded com­po­nents and min­imise the need for main­te­nance and re­pairs of tracks, ve­hi­cles, struc­tures and ma­chines. The elas­tic bear­ings are based on the ma­te­ri­als Sy­lomer® and Sy­lo­dyn®, both of which were de­vel­oped and are man­u­fac­tured in Buers, Aus­tria. Get­zner has been in busi­ness since 1969. In which coun­tries do you have a pres­ence in terms of a man­u­fac­tur­ing plant or rep­re­sen­ta­tive of­fice? Which coun­tries/re­gions are your key busi­ness driv­ers? Along­side our head­quar­ters in Buers (Aus­tria) we have lo­ca­tions in Ger­many (Ber­lin, Mu­nich, and Stuttgart), China (Bei­jing and Kun­shan), France (Lyon), In­dia (Pune), Ja­pan (Tokyo), Jor­dan (Am­man) and the USA (Char­lotte).

Our key busi­ness driver to­day is Europe (Ger­many, Aus­tria, France, Switzer­land, Scan­di­navia, etc.) But for the next ten years we ex­pect strong growth world­wide, es­pe­cially in Asia (In­dia, China, Ja­pan, South Korea, etc.) and the western hemi­sphere (USA, Canada, etc.). The Middle and Near East and Latin Amer­ica are also at­trac­tive re­gions with lots of po­ten­tial. Please ex­plain why noise and vi­bra­tion so­lu­tions are re­quired in heavy ma­chin­ery like power plants. Are such so­lu­tions manda­tory by law in any part of the world? The so­lu­tions are not manda­tory by law but they are in­dus­try stan­dard. De­sign­ers of plants of­ten face the chal­lenge of fit­ting the power plant ma­chin­ery in the lim­ited space avail­able. There is a great risk of vi­bra­tions gen­er­ated from this ma­chin­ery get­ting trans­ferred to the struc­tural el­e­ments of the build­ing or to the other ma­chine foun­da­tions. Th­ese vi­bra­tions have neg­a­tive ef­fects on the sur­round­ing man­u­fac­tur­ing and qual­ity pro­cesses as well as the ad­ja­cent ar­eas and en­vi­ron­ment.

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