Power Generation Technology
Improving Power Plant Gas Turbine Performance in Harsh Desert Environments
Gas turbine performance is affected by the environmental challenges of a specific power plant installation. In a recent project located in the Middle East, a filtration solution to protect the turbine...
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Thermal Capabilities & Polyurethane Seal Materials: What Do Temperature Ratings Mean?
Polyurethanes have been around for decades as a seal material for high pressure reciprocating mobile hydraulic applications. Original equipment manufacturers select it as their “go to” seal...
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Unique Team Effort Completes Upgrading of Pressure-Relief Valves at Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam -- one of the most impressive engineering feats of the 20th century – generates hydroelectricity for millions of homes and businesses across the Southwest, and it’s a constant challenge...
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Challenged with Long-Stroke Hydraulic Cylinder Performance? Read This
Industrial OEMs and end users rely on traditional tie-rod cylinders to deliver power to industrial presses, mills, foundries, power generation, oil and gas exploration and other extreme, heavy...
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OEM Design Engineer's Guide to Specifying Hydraulic Cylinders
In today’s industrial manufacturing environment, hydraulic cylinders are complex devices that incorporate a wide range of components available in a multitude of sizes, configurations and materials....
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Engineered Materials and Sealing Solutions for Flow Batteries
Sealing can often be a frustrating challenge when dealing with flow batteries. Determining what materials are compatible with certain chemistries or developing a profile that provides optimal...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Hydraulic Hose User Safety
One of the most dangerous situations for hydraulic equipment is a hose burst. Whether it is a pinhole leak or a full blow burst, the danger is imminent.  Hydraulic hose bursts create...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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Portable Rental Air Dryer for Short-Term Compressed Air Requirements
Compressed air is a major source of energy used in a wide variety of applications across many industries. A plant compressed air system can be costly to operate. Optimizing productivity while reducing...
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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...
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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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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...
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