Power Generation Technology
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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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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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...
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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...
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Hybrid Actuator System Offers Alternate Solution to Electrification
The Hybrid Actuation System (HAS) is making localized control viable for both mobile and industrial applications. This new technology gives the benefits of power and resiliency found in hydraulics...
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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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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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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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