Power Generation Technology

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

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

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...
On April 27, 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

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

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

Solenoid Valve Selection for Harsh Outdoor Applications

Wherever water, chemical mixtures, oil and gases are transported through pipes, solenoid valves are instrumental in remotely or automatically controlling the flow and transfer of fluids. But...
On October 4, 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, gearboxes, and hydraulic and seal monitoring systems....
On June 4, 2015

Ultra Efficient Technology Featured at Power-Gen Europe 2015

Faced with significant challenges within their power generation sectors, countries are looking for smarter energy systems and more creative renewable energy solutions at Power-Gen Europe. Systems that...
On June 2, 2015

Hydraulic Power Units Control All Functions of Hydro-electric Turbine

Hydroelectric plants, Parker and their distributors / integrators make powerful teams in the area of power generation support and technical expertise. Carter Lake Hydroelectric, adjacent to...
On May 21, 2015

Clean Hydraulic Fluids Are the Key to Top Performance

For optimum renewable energy performance, power generation equipment including transmissions, EHC drives, turbines, and transformers depend on clean hydraulic fluids and oil. When a hydraulic system...
On December 8, 2014

New Wireless Sensor Monitors Compressed Air Systems with Ease

Compressed air is used in many power-generation applications, especially for the instrumentation of valves. An under-performing compressed air system, or air that is contaminated with oil or water,...
On December 5, 2014

Innovative New Fluid Purifier Saves Time, Money in Hydroelectric Plants

Fluid purification is an essential task at hydroelectric dams. Water, entrained air and gases and solid particulates often contaminate turbine oil and hydraulic fluid and must be removed on a regular...
On July 23, 2014

Smart Hydraulic Cylinder Optimizes Hydroelectric Dam Gate Control

In power generation, hydraulic cylinders are used in hydroelectric-dam settings for gate actuation and governor control. Standard positioning technologies rely on magnetostrictive sensors, variable...
On July 23, 2014