Posts Tagged ‘boiler feedwater’

Accurate Level Measurement for Efficient & Reliable Boiler Performance

Posted in Industrial Energy & Onsite Utilities, Level on Thursday, June 1st, 2017. No comments yet
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If you’re unfamiliar with the phrase “heat rate” used in the electrical power generation industry, it means the amount of heat energy in BTUs as input to the turbine generators divided by the amount of electricity generated in kilowatts. Accurate level measurement in the boiler drums and feedwater heaters is critical to optimize efficiency and […]

Avoiding Rotating Machinery Downtime with PeakVue Diagnostics

Posted in Asset Management, Reliability on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015. One comment so far
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We all appreciate the diagnostics in our cars that provide early warning to get a problem fixed before a breakdown occurs. We’ve chronicled how rotating machinery diagnostics, such as PeakVue Analysis diagnostics, can provide early warning to avoid unplanned shutdowns. Emerson’s Jacob Swafford shared several PeakVue examples with me. A North American cogeneration power company […]

Improving Plant Heat Rate with Better Heater Level Measurement

Posted in Level, Power Generation on Friday, June 12th, 2015. One comment so far
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Author: Douglas Morris Improving heat rate is something that most power generators consistently look to do because it translates directly into lower fuel costs. In India, there are government legislated heat rate targets for plants where financial penalties or rewards are available depending on which side of the equation a plant lands. As most know, […]