Power Generation Technology
Maximizing Wind Farm Performance to Produce More Energy at Less Cost
Although wind currently provides 5 percent of the world’s electricity, the growing push for renewables has led many scientists and engineers to predict that wind turbines may generate at least half of...
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Challenged by Gas Turbine Inefficiency? Consider Ways to Increase Output
The global gas turbine market is expected to experience substantial growth in both the short- and long-term in response to a growing need for a reliable, cost-effective electric supply with few...
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The Challenges and Promise of Tidal Energy
As regulatory pressure continues to curb greenhouse emissions, there has been a lot of attention on solar and wind energy. However, a less-publicized renewable energy source could play a major role in...
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Teaching an Old Grid New Tricks
As renewable energy sources such as wind and solar become a larger part of the overall United States’ energy portfolio, energy producers and system operators have an opportunity to take advantage of...
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Ramping Up Energy Output at Offshore Wind Projects
The potential for wind energy is massive. Although wind energy currently represents only about five percent of the world’s total electricity, many experts predict it could easily produce at...
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Biogas Fuel Production: Overview and Trends
Biogas is a renewable energy source that can be used to generate heat and electricity. It’s produced through the decomposition of organic materials from plants and animals, also known as...
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Making Solar Energy a More-Reliable Option
The sun has been referred to as a primary inexhaustible energy source capable of meeting energy demands on a global scale. Electricity can be generated from solar energy either directly using...
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Natural Gas Combined Cycle Power Plants: History, Trends and Outlook
During the past 60 years, the use of the natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) process for electricity generation has grown to make it one of the world’s leading sources of power. Along the way, natural...
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Coal Power Plant Conversion to Natural Gas
For decades, coal has dominated global power generation. Yet, its share of power generation is declining. The International Energy Agency predicts that global coal consumption has peaked and will not...
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Reciprocating Engines for Power Generation
In baseball, a utility infielder is a reliable and versatile player who can fill in at multiple positions depending on the needs of the team. In 21st-century power generation, a reciprocating engine...
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Time to Inspect and Service Your Combustion Turbine Valves
Diminishing functionality of combustion turbine components due to aging parts is a concern for plant and maintenance managers. The harmonization of each individual part of a machine is crucial...
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Core Technologies Increasing Power Generation Productivity and Efficiency
As exciting, funded initiatives transpire in the renewable energy industry today, the key to the future of power generation, specifically gas turbine, wind, solar, and hydropower plants will be the...
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Molybdenum Disulfide- Optimizing Leak-Tight Compression Fitting Performance
Increasing customer demand requires new process applications with needs for reliable lubrication and resistance to galling under stringent conditions of temperature, pressure, vacuum,...
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BRE Compounds Bridge Gap Providing Improved Properties Over FKM & Aflas®
Fluids play a critical role in sustaining life. Keeping animals and humans hydrated and helping plants grow are obvious ways. Less obvious ways include moving cargo around the world and...
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Eliminate Maintenance Concerns on Gas Turbine Fuel Control Valve
Aerospace technology has been applied to demanding industrial applications in order to gain performance improvement, increased efficiency, and longer life. Parker's technology innovation...
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Solution for Capturing Maximum Solar Energy Includes Helical Actuator
In a Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) system, solar radiation is collected and concentrated, multiplying the sun's ambient heat to temperatures in excess of 750°F. In the most common application of CSP...
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Improve Wind Turbine Safety With a Piston Accumulator Retrofit
Wind turbines are designed to maximize power production based on the predicted wind speeds found at the plant site. However, excessive wind speeds are experienced at times, so it is crucial to limit...
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Virtual Engineering Improves Efficiency of Hydraulic System Design
In industries ranging from manufacturing to off-highway, the efficient management of engineering resources is more important than ever as businesses face the acceleration of customer demand for high...
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Smarter Instrument Mounting Using Close-Coupling Techniques
Innovations in the design of primary isolation valves and manifolds for mounting pressure instrumentation can deliver enormous pressure control advantages to both instrument and piping engineers,...
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Metallurgy Makes or Breaks Tube Fittings
For over forty years, Parker has led the development of the chemical hardening process ideal for ferrules designed to grip and seal stainless steel tubing. The process is called Suparcase. This...
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