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#POWERGEN 2017 Preview: HRSGs, Steam Attemperation and Tube Leaks

Posted in Power Generation on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017. 2 comments so far
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Author: Douglas Morris We all know that today’s plants must cycle more; that’s just the expected mode of operation. Keeping plants online with the ability to cycle, particularly cost-competitive combined cycle units, is a focus for most utilities and avoiding heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) tube failures is a good place to start. These failures […]

Connect with Emerson Power Industry Experts @PowerGenWeek

Posted in Event, Power Generation on Monday, December 5th, 2016. One comment so far
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Author: Matt Cate POWER-GEN International kicks-off next week (December 13-15) in Orlando, FL. Emerson experts will be available to discuss ways utilities can improve unit availability and achieve more flexible operations. They’ll also share strategies for making shrinking plant workforces more effective. The following are some ways you can connect with them. Attend a Technical […]

Improving Power Plant Staff Effectiveness

Posted in Power Generation on Monday, November 28th, 2016. One comment so far
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Author: Douglas Morris With the large number of power workers having already retired, there is a definite shortage of expertise within the industry. Not only are workers new, but companies are having difficulty hiring enough skilled employees. Although most new hires are diligent and eager to learn, they lack the experience necessary to make critical […]

Improving Flexible Power Plant Operations

Posted in Power Generation on Monday, November 21st, 2016. One comment so far
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Author: Douglas Morris Increasingly, plants are having to adapt to more flexible operations as gas prices remain low and renewables are added to the generation mix. Gas units are shut down, started up in the morning, follow load during the day, and then are shut down or idled again. Coal plants are also asked to […]

Increasing Power Plant Reliability via Smart Monitoring and Diagnostic Centers

Posted in Power Generation, Reliability on Monday, November 14th, 2016. No comments yet
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Author: Douglas Morris Today’s fossil power plants are faced with the challenge of stabilizing the fluctuating grid power supply due to renewable generation and, as a result, plants originally designed for base load are subject to load cycling. A principal consequence that cycling imposes is increased amounts of thermal stress (creep fatigue) on boilers and […]