Power Generation Technology
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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New Coalescer Technology Improves Performance and Protects Gas Turbines
For power plants located in moisture-rich environments, such as coastal locations, high levels of humidity, rain, fog, mist and sand can damage and impair the performance of the gas...
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10 Reasons to Replace Metal Case Rotary Seals with Clipper® Oil Seals
Clipper® Oil Seals are one of the Parker Engineered Polymer Systems (EPS) Division's most widely used rotary seal products. They are an effective solution – especially when used as direct...
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Predictive Maintenance Improves Filter Performance in Marine Engines
Reliable functionality and efficient economy are the key drivers to the innovation in the development of marine engines. Improvements in the design efficiency in the maritime industry over the past...
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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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How to Solve Large-Size Sealing Challenges at Temperatures up to 800 °C
When classic sealing materials – for instance in temperature ranges above 300°C and below -50°C – reach their limits alternative materials are required such as metal with appropriate coating/plating....
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Why Choose Single Ferrule Tube Fittings for Vibration Protection and Temperature Cycling
Industrial settings with strenuous applications, such as thermal cycling and vibration, are recognised as some of the toughest environments for tube fittings. In all cases, such applications demand...
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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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How to Prevent Contamination & Corrosion in Demineralized Water Storage Tanks
Power generation plants rely heavily on demineralized and deionized water to maintain required levels of water purity during process operations. Managing the water supply is critical under...
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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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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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What Is the Difference Between Full Port or Standard Port Ball Valve?
Ball valves are used in a variety of industries such as manufacturing, oil, and gas, automotive, marine, agricultural and heavy truck. Applications may vary but include operations for processing,...
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