Power Generation Technology

Prevent Failures by Monitoring Your Compressed Air System

Compressed air is one of the most critical and expensive utilities in any manufacturing facility. That said, maintenance and monitoring of this crucial system are largely ignored. When it is given...
On August 9, 2018

How to Achieve Safe Motion Control in ATEX Environments

Machinery and moving equipment is a vital element in all areas of modern automated industry, but what happens when the atmosphere in the working environment is potentially explosive?    All motion...
On January 23, 2018

10 Tips to Ensure Best Practice in the Installation of Condensate Pots

Condensate pots play a key role in maximising the accuracy of differential pressure flow measurement on steam or vapour applications. When installed correctly, these simple devices can significantly...
On January 17, 2018

How to Choose a Water Treatment System Supplier for Power Generation

Today, ultra-pure water is a primary concern for operators of new and existing combined cycle power generation plants. Whether you are an EPC engineer designing a new power plant or an...
On January 10, 2018

How to Easily Connect Users to the Digital Plant

IoT has given way to breakthroughs in everything from safety and efficiency to better decision-making and increased revenue generation. In power generation, the rise of the digital plant is helping...
On November 3, 2017

Improve Solar Panel Maintenance and Condition Monitoring Efficiency

You can’t tame the wind, but you can make its damage easier to detect. Solar glass is pretty tough stuff. It’s built to withstand a lot, but a strong gust of wind can sometimes be enough to do serious...
On August 22, 2017

New Coating Extends Cylinder Life Up to Eight Times Longer

Hydroelectric turbine systems operate in extremely harsh conditions. The corrosive conditions in challenging industrial and outdoor environments, especially in hydro market applications, greatly...
On August 9, 2017

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...
On August 9, 2017

Solar Power Inverters Trend Toward Serviceability and Smart Features

Solar inverters come in different sizes and shapes, as they are used for many different scenarios for renewable energy and power generation, but one thing is common to all of them. Their main purpose...
On August 8, 2017

Reduce Combustion Turbine Downtime with Leak-Free Extreme Temperature Fittings

All around the world, the cost of gas turbine downtime is a critical issue in power generation applications. These tough environments that operate under constant stress can cause serious issues for...
On May 23, 2017

Wireless Transmission of Performance Data Extends Equipment Life

Monitoring equipment performance is a key part of controlling costs and keeping power-generation facilities running smoothly. Field technicians record and track metrics to assess equipment performance...
On April 20, 2017

Renewable Energy Generation: The Importance of Energy Storage

It has been reassuring to see the trend towards renewable energy developing over the past decade, proving that we are becoming more sustainable. Public opinion appears to have exerted...
On February 3, 2017

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...
On December 6, 2016

How to Choose a Heated Enclosure System Supplier for Power Generation

The surge of activity in new combined cycle power plant construction, retrofit, and expansion has led to a greater need for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services. Busy...
On December 1, 2016

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...
On November 17, 2016

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...
On November 7, 2016

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...
On October 27, 2016

IIoT Drives New Opportunities in Condition Monitoring

In the last decade or so, we’ve seen a fast-paced implementation of internet-driven technology into our daily lives. It can be overwhelming to think about. Remember the last time you made...
On October 24, 2016

Rising Tide of Clean Power

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...
On April 12, 2016

Oil Drying System Ideal for the Power Generation Market

Oil dryers are used in a variety of power generation applications including lubrication systems for steam and gas turbines and gas engines, gear boxes, and hydraulic and seal monitoring systems. High...
On June 4, 2015