Archive for the ‘Power’ Category

Power Generation Improved Steam Temperature Control

Posted in Power, Temperature on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Jeff Williams presented, Holistic Approach to Steam Temperature Control, at the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference. Jeff opened describing the trend of plants being started and operated more frequently than in the past due to intermittent sources of renewable energy sources on the grid. A key challenge to this mode of operation is to […]

Advanced Startup Automation in the Power Industry

Posted in Event, Power on Monday, July 30th, 2018. No comments yet
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At the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference, a power producer shared their story of how they improved their unit startups through the application of advanced technology. The US electrical power grid is evolving rapidly as it adds more renewable generation from solar and wind energy sources. This trend is driving the need for large generating […]

Improving Control System Alarm Effectiveness for Operators

Posted in Event, Power, Water & Wastewater on Friday, July 20th, 2018. No comments yet
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During the week of July 29 through August 3, I’ll be attending the Ovation Users’ Group Conference in Pittsburgh. This users’ group is composed of people working in the power, water and wastewater industries. If you’re in one of these industries and an Ovation distributed control system user, I look forward to seeing you there. […]

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 […]