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Read This if Your Wind Turbines Are Overheating
Rising temperatures - which lead to water evaporation and loss of coolants in critical wind turbine cooling systems – may cause 1.5 MW wind turbines to overheat. Fortunately, there's a solution...
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Upgrade of Blade Pitch Control Delivers on Wind Turbine Reliability
Wind power generation in the U.S. has been trending favorably upwards for wind farm owners. Primary contributing factors include the cost of wind turbine installations dropping by over one-third since...
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Condition Monitoring Solutions for Power Generation Plants
Gas and steam turbines are staples in the electricity generation industry. As the market becomes more competitive, keeping assets running efficiently at power generation plants is more critical than...
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5 Technology Trends Behind the Top Hydraulics Blogs of 2017
2017 brought about innovative new technologies that laid the foundation for the latest hydraulic systems and applications designed for construction, agriculture, mining, power generation and related...
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Rising Tide of Clean Power
Gearbox lubrication and thorough sealing of equipment in the Atlantis project. Turning on the lights is taken for granted by most, yet with a quarter of electricity generating capacity being lost over...
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Top 9 Parker Blogs of 2018
2018 marked Parker's strongest year of financial performance in the company's history (view Annual Report in "Related Posts" at the end of the blog). Our focus on solving some of the world’s...
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How Renewable Energy Power Plants Can Increase Output and Decrease Costs
The costs of renewable energy have fallen significantly in recent years, helping to advance the industry quickly. But apparently not quickly enough--in May of 2018 renewable energy represented...
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Smart Cylinders Reduce Operational Costs
Power generation environments are tough on hydraulic and other types of cylinders (including pneumatic and electro-mechanical). Vibration, dust, gravel, corrosives, chemicals, axial load, and sideload...
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New Hybrid Actuation System Ideal for Renewable Energy Applications
Actuation systems must be efficient, precise, and durable enough to withstand harsh power generation environments. Parker Hannifin has developed a hybrid actuation system (HAS) that is ideal...
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Hydropower's Future Relies on Next Generation Water Power Technologies
Although other renewable sources of energy may be growing at a faster rate, more electricity continues to be generated in the U.S. by conventional hydropower than by wind, solar and geothermal...
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How to Provide Power to Remote Locations Through Differential Pressure
Providing uninterrupted power generation for monitoring and control equipment is essential in many oil and gas upstream, midstream and downstream applications, from a safety, economic and...
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Large-Size PTFE Seals Withstand Aggressive Media and High Temperatures
Seals made of the fluoropolymer PTFE are used where many other sealing materials (such as rubber elastomers, polyurethanes, fabric-reinforced elastomer seals, etc.) reach their limits in terms of...
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Extend the Lifetime of Your Cooling Solution in a Marine Environment
Are you trying to grow your business through operational excellence and by providing your customers with extended warranty? Cooling failure in hydraulic systems means automatic system shut down...
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Dealing with Condensation and Filtration Problems: A Guide for Diesel Boat Owners
Many boat owners have little choice but to store their boats for fairly long periods of time, such as over winter. Often, that can lead to two major problems – condensation, and fuel...
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The Fundamentals of Applying Electrohydraulic Valves
The basics of electrohydraulic valves are easy to understand: they are electrically operated valves that control how hydraulic fluid is sent to actuators. However, to apply electrohydraulic valves...
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