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Integrated Control and Machinery Health Monitoring for Power Producers

Posted in Power on Thursday, July 12th, 2018. No comments yet
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The power industry is facing many challenges today with cycling demands from a growing renewable energy mix on the grid, employee retirements, and cost cutting. Despite these challenges, consumers expect a reliable supply of electricity. At the July 29 – August 2, 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference in Pittsburgh, Emerson’s Jason King and an Ovation […]

Reduce Boiler Tube Leaks with Better Steam Temperature Control

Posted in Power, Temperature on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018. No comments yet
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As the contribution of renewable energy sources grow on electrical power grids, so does the cycling its intermittency creates for power producers. This cycling affects steam used to drive the generators. For power stations where the electric generators are steam-driven, this steam is created by coal, nuclear, geothermal, solar thermal, waste incineration and sometimes natural […]

Applying Center for Internet Security ICS Cybersecurity Controls

Posted in Cyber-Security, Power on Thursday, June 28th, 2018. No comments yet
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Power, water and wastewater utilities are critical infrastructure, and require ongoing industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity risk reduction efforts. Taking a systematic and integrated approach to ICS cybersecurity can help with safe, reliable and efficient operations. Many experts from these industries will gather at the July 29-August 2, 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference in Pittsburgh. […]

Improving Level Control in Combined-Cycle and Coal-Fired Power Plants

Posted in Level, Power on Friday, June 1st, 2018. No comments yet
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Levels of intermittent, renewable sources of energy for the electrical grids around the globe continue to grow. Power plants designed for more consistent, base load operation are under greater stress. In this recorded Power magazine webcast, Optimizing Level Control for Maximum Reliability and Efficiency in Combined Cycle and Coal Plants, Emerson’s Matthew Brummer joins moderator […]

Real-Time Microgrid Control and Optimization at The University of Texas

Posted in Power on Friday, April 6th, 2018. No comments yet
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At my alma mater, The University of Texas, here in Austin, Texas, is the Carl J. Eckhardt Combined Heating and Power (CHP) Complex. It is often described: …as the largest and most integrated microgrid in the U.S…. [It] is capable of generating 135 MW (megawatt) power (63 MW peak) and 1.2 million lb/hr (pounds per […]