Posts Tagged ‘Ovation’

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Lessons from Fast Track Gas Turbine Generators Control System Retrofit Project

Posted in Power on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018. No comments yet
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Earlier this week, we shared how integrated control systems connected with turbine generators and other associated process areas, can improve overall efficiency and reliability for electrical power producers. Continuing on this theme, a Combined Cycle Journal article, Checklist for success: NV Energy commissions seven turbine DCSs in seven weeks, highlighted a fast track gas turbine […]

Driving Turbine Generator Efficiency Improvements

Posted in Power on Monday, March 19th, 2018. No comments yet
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A combination of more plentiful natural gas from shale formations, more global liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities to transport it globally, and global political pressure to reduce carbon emissions has been shifting the mix of fuel sources for electrical power generation. Here in the U.S., natural gas has surpassed coal as the leading source of […]