Power Generation Technology
How to Keep Advanced Gas Turbines Operating at Peak Efficiency
The performance of gas turbines (GT) for power generation has a fundamental influence on the bottom line. Lack of availability, reduced power output and maintenance overheads all link directly back to...
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How Maintenance Strategies Can Affect the Lifespan of Power Plant Parts
There's more than one way to maintain an asset. Power plant and maintenance managers implement various strategies to prepare for and respond to maintenance issues. While there isn't just one correct...
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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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Utilizing Reciprocating Engines for Flexible and Reliable Power Generation
The increased reliance on renewable forms of energy makes it more important than ever to identify energy sources that can efficiently supplement the variable output and available peak load...
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Piston Accumulator Reduces Load Demand on CSP Parabolic Trough Plants
Solar power is the most plentiful source of energy on the planet. Light from the sun can be directly converted to electricity via photovoltaic (PV) cells or by using heliostats, which include mirrors...
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Maximizing Wind Farm Performance to Produce More Energy at Less Cost
Although wind currently provides 5 percent of the world’s electricity, the growing push for renewables has led many scientists and engineers to predict that wind turbines may generate at least half of...
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Challenged by Gas Turbine Inefficiency? Consider Ways to Increase Output
The global gas turbine market is expected to experience substantial growth in both the short- and long-term in response to a growing need for a reliable, cost-effective electric supply with few...
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The Challenges and Promise of Tidal Energy
As regulatory pressure continues to curb greenhouse emissions, there has been a lot of attention on solar and wind energy. However, a less-publicized renewable energy source could play a major role in...
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Teaching an Old Grid New Tricks
As renewable energy sources such as wind and solar become a larger part of the overall United States’ energy portfolio, energy producers and system operators have an opportunity to take advantage of...
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Ramping Up Energy Output at Offshore Wind Projects
The potential for wind energy is massive. Although wind energy currently represents only about five percent of the world’s total electricity, many experts predict it could easily produce at...
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Biogas Fuel Production: Overview and Trends
Biogas is a renewable energy source that can be used to generate heat and electricity. It’s produced through the decomposition of organic materials from plants and animals, also known as...
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Making Solar Energy a More-Reliable Option
The sun has been referred to as a primary inexhaustible energy source capable of meeting energy demands on a global scale. Electricity can be generated from solar energy either directly using...
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Natural Gas Combined Cycle Power Plants: History, Trends and Outlook
During the past 60 years, the use of the natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) process for electricity generation has grown to make it one of the world’s leading sources of power. Along the way, natural...
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Coal Power Plant Conversion to Natural Gas
For decades, coal has dominated global power generation. Yet, its share of power generation is declining. The International Energy Agency predicts that global coal consumption has peaked and will not...
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Reciprocating Engines for Power Generation
In baseball, a utility infielder is a reliable and versatile player who can fill in at multiple positions depending on the needs of the team. In 21st-century power generation, a reciprocating engine...
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Time to Inspect and Service Your Combustion Turbine Valves
Diminishing functionality of combustion turbine components due to aging parts is a concern for plant and maintenance managers. The harmonization of each individual part of a machine is crucial...
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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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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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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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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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