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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 […]

Applying Wireless Vibration Monitoring in Electrical Power Stations

Posted in Asset Optimization, Power on Thursday, April 18th, 2013. One comment so far
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In a recent ME Plant & Maintenance article, Wireless Vibration Monitoring –improves reliability and enhances safety (pdf), a rotating machinery engineer describes how his power station used a wireless vibration transmitter to avoid shutting down a turbine producing 200MW of electricity. Online vibration monitoring, running continuously, coupled with analysis tools helps power station personnel to […]

Turbine Generator and Steam Header Control

Posted in Energy, Process Optimization on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012. No comments yet
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While at Emerson Exchange Düsseldorf a few weeks ago, I “live blogged” many of the presentations, including Power and Utility Saves Fuel and Reduces Energy. I asked Emerson’s Scott Pettigrew, a Sr. Energy Consultant on the Industrial Energy industry team if he had any more background on this project that I could share with you. […]