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Improved Steam Temperature Control Strategies

Posted in Power on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019. No comments yet
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As electrical power producers and cogeneration facilities must handle the load swings produced on the supply and demand side. Optimizing steam temperature control is one key way to improve the reliability of on boilers and heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) caused by load swings. I caught up with Emerson’s Jeffery Williams who shared the details […]

Early Detection of Heat Recovery Steam Generator Tube Leaks

Posted in Power, Wireless on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019. No comments yet
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A NACE International paper, HRSG Tube Failures: Prediction, Diagnosis and Corrective Actions highlights the challenge of these failures: Many HRSGs were originally designed for base load operation. Recent economic factors have led to drastically increased cycling of many units. This has exacerbated the rate of failures. These leaks can lead to forced outages that create […]

Digital Transformation in Electrical Power Industry

Posted in Power on Thursday, March 14th, 2019. No comments yet
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Today is Power day at CERAWeek 2019 where the focus is on the electrical power generators and distributors bringing electricity to our homes and businesses. Like the other industries this week, digital transformation initiatives are on their minds. In a panel, Power: Realizing value from digital transformation, Emerson’s Bob Yeager discussed the use of digital […]

Balancing Natural Gas and Renewable Sources of Power Generation

Posted in Power on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019. No comments yet
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Renewable sources of energy continue to grow as a percentage of energy provided to electrical power grids. In a CERAWeek 2019 panel, Renewables & Gas Integration: Is there an efficient frontier?, Emerson’s Bob Yeager shared his perspectives on the role of technology and automation in managing this energy mix. Panel moderator, IHS Markit’s Tim Gardner […]

Integrated Simulation for Power Generation Digital Transformation

Posted in Power on Thursday, January 17th, 2019. No comments yet
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We hear the phrase “Digital Transformation” bandied about across the manufacturing industries. For each segment it can mean something different. At this past December’s Power-Gen conference, president of Emerson’s Power & Water Solutions business’ Bob Yeager gave the keynote address. In his presentation, Digital Transformation of Power: From Concept to Reality, Bob described 3 key […]