Power Generation Technology

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...
On September 3, 2019

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...
On August 22, 2019

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,...
On July 23, 2019

Prepare for the Upcoming Change to the Permissible Sulphur Content of Marine Fuels

​The maritime industry is currently going through significant changes due to the introduction of tighter emission regulations. A stronger awareness in preserving the environment has pushed...
On June 12, 2019

Meeting New Sulphur Limits for Marine Fuel Oil

The ability to spot check the Sulphur content of fuel oil onboard a ship will help shipowners and operators ensure compliance with the latest IMO (MARPOL) regulations. From January 2020 the...
On June 11, 2019

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...
On April 9, 2019

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...
On January 24, 2019

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...
On January 22, 2019

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...
On December 7, 2018

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....
On October 10, 2018

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...
On September 19, 2018

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...
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

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...
On October 26, 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