Generator Users Group: Brush Generators – Combined Cycle Journal

Generator Users Group: Brush Generators

Design and Manufacture of Non-sparking 13.8kV 2-pole Generators for Operation on Hazardous Areas


Mr Roy Beardshaw, Head of Engineering

Roy Beardshaw is a chartered Mechanical Engineering, and he started his career with Brush in 1998. He is now Head of Engineering, responsible for Generator Engineering, including the development and aftermarket engineering teams. He is leading the design and development of Brush 2-pole generators as well as providing extensive support for the condition analysis of generators in the field.

Presentation Synopsis

Development of power plants in hazardous environments- From safe house to purge and pressurized to the world’s first 13.8kV non-sparking 2-pole generators.

We will share experience gained and highlight lifetime operational benefits for customers including more flexible plant layout, reduced maintenance, significantly faster start-up times, reduced scope of associated equipment and a smaller plant footprint.

Key Takeaways for Users

Meet the world’s first HV non-sparking 2-pole generator for use in hazardous areas

-Innovative design – independently verified – Experience gained from 10 units installed to-date
-Understand step-change in operational flexibility
-Evaluate potentially significant cost savings for operation and maintenance


Rick Dillavou – – Sales Manager

Roy Beardshaw – – Head of Engineering

Lore Grohmann – – Group Marketing Manager

About Brush

The BRUSH Group is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of generators above 20MVA. With a comprehensive range of products and services including transformers, switchgear, portable generating sets and control & monitoring systems, BRUSH is your ideal partner for electric power generation, distribution monitoring and control.

BRUSH has been a key figure within Electrical Engineering for over 130 years, offering a wide range of ‘electrical machines’, and providing our customer chain with the highest calibre equipment and after sales service. This unrivalled offering includes Turbo Generators, Motors, Power Transformers, MV Switchgear, Diesel Generators and Power Management Systems.

Products and Services


Generators & Motors, Transformers, Control & Monitoring, Switchgear, Backup Generators.


1.Generator Services( Inspection, Maintenance, Servicing, Field Services ,Rotor and Stator Services, Exciter Services, Engineering Design, Upgrades, Swap Outs, Replacement & Spare parts)

2.Transformer Services ( Servicing & repair, Lifecycle management, Installation & Commissioning, Tap

changer Services)
Switchgear Services ( Servicing & Repairs, Retrofit Solutions, Asset Management, Spares, Heritage Brands)

3. Customer Training( Generator & Controls Training, Switchgear Training)

4. Service 24


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