John Germann

Reclamation Office: Technical Service Center, Mechanical Equipment
Contact Information: (303) 445-2295, jgermann@usbr.gov

Research Funded by the Science and Technology Program

John Germann began doing research for the Science and Technology Program in the 2011 fiscal year, with funding provided by the program as recently as the 2021 fiscal year. Projects were funded under the Science and Technology Program research topics Repair and Maintenance, Improved Power Generation and Condition Assessment.

The following research projects were funded in whole or in part by the Science and Technology Program. John Germann is listed as the principal investigator, or primary researcher. Click the project's title to view more information.

Evaluation of Fiber Optic Technology for Use on Reclamation Critical Infrastructure

Project ID: 21096
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2021 - 2022
Research Results: contact John Germann

Optimizing Hydraulic Turbine Operation and Maintenance Through Reducing Cavitation

Project ID: 21104
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2021 - 2022
Research Results: contact John Germann

Using Strain-Sensing Technology to Increase Safety and Reliability of Inaccessible Critical Connections in Hydropower Equipment

Project ID: 20076
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2020 - 2021
Research Results: Please contact research@usbr.gov about research products related to this project.

Cavitation Detection Techniques for Optimizing Hydraulic Turbine Operation and Maintenance

Project ID: 8121
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2018 - 2020
Research Results: Please contact research@usbr.gov about research products related to this project.

Cavitation Detection Technology for Optimizing Hydraulic Turbine Operation and Maintenance

Project ID: 2944
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2015 - 2017
Research Results:

Generator Rotor Rim to Spider Arm Attachment Data Collection

Project ID: 7140
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2017 - 2020
Research Results: Generator Rotor Rim to Spider Arm Attachment Data Collection (final, PDF, 11.2MB)

Shear Pin Failure Prediction Through the Use of Acoustic Emission Sensing and Analysis

Project ID: 8542
Fiscal Year of Funding: 2015
Research Results: Please contact research@usbr.gov about research products related to this project.

Cavitation Detection Technology for Optimizing Hydraulic Turbine Operation and Maintenance

Project ID: 2386
Fiscal Year of Funding: 2014
Research Results: Detecting Cavitation to Protect and Maintain Hydraulic Turbines (final, PDF, 546KB)

Shear Pin Failure Prediction Through the Use of Acoustic Emission Sensing and Analysis

Project ID: 7567
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2013 - 2014
Research Results: Catching Problems Early: Predicting Shear Pin Failures With Acoustic Emission Sensing and Analysis (final, PDF, 632KB)

Effective Cavitation Detection Techniques for Hydraulic Turbines

Project ID: 9933
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2011 - 2013
Research Results: Detecting Cavitation to Protect and Maintain Hydraulic Turbines (final, PDF, 546KB)


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Last Updated: 11/17/20