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October 2014 · Energy-Tech Magazine

Oct. 30 Energy-Tech webinar: Rebuild an ANSI End Suction Pump
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Registration is open for Energy-Tech's Oct. 30 webinar, Rebuild an ANSI End Suction Pump , with Tom Davis. The presentation will begin at 1 p.m. central time (6 p.m. GMT), registration is free and attendees to the live event will receive one PDH...


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Large Turbo-Generators Hydrogen Auxiliary Systems 101, with Steve Kilmartin

If you missed E/One's Oct. 14 webinar, Large Turbo-Generators Hydrogen Auxiliary Systems 101, with Steve Kilmartin, don't worry. You can still download it for free here . The webinar discusses the equipment used to monitor critical parameters...


Did you miss Electric Process Heating & On-Demand Fuel Switching?
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Did you miss Gaumer Process' technical webinar,  Electric Process Heating & On-Demand Fuel Switching , on Sept. 16?  Don't worry, you can still download a free recording of the webinar here .   It discusses the core technologies...


Power plants, water treatment facilities apply new method to diagnose motor problems

With advanced, user-friendly surge testers and windings analyzers, motor diagnostics can now be performed at the push of a button. The electronic devices used to test and analyze electric motors and other equipment are much more powerful than in...


ASME: Torrefied-biomass for the 600MW Boardman Power plant
Ezra Bar-Ziv, Michigan Technological University, Roman Saveliev, EB Clean Energy, Ltd., Jaisen Mody, Portland General Electric Co., Miron Perelman, Michigan Technological University

Abstract PGE, in collaboration with EBC and MTU, is carrying out a test program to fire 100 percent biocoal (torrefied-biomass) in the Boardman 600MW boiler. The program has three important aspects: (1) biomass feedstock suitability to coal power...


Taking the water out of ash handling

The combustion of coal produces unburned residues. These include bottom ash that exits the bottom of the boiler, flyash that exits the economizer and particulate removal systems, and flue gas scrubbing residues. Most flyash and gas scrubbing residues...


Important considerations in establishing combustion turbine blade and vane refurbishment intervals

Combustion turbine blade maintenance and refurbishment intervals must take into account many design and operation specific factors. Combustion Turbine Hot Section blades and vanes are subject to a number of damage and failure mechanisms, as noted here....


Data reconciliation

One of the nice things about living on a bluff is that I have a wide perspective of various nuances of nature and man’s influence on it – from the long flat mesa, vast and unmalleable, to the orderly fields of corn orchestrated for efficient...


Process pump life assessed from published statistics

Throughout the world’s many industry segments centrifugal process pumps are, without a doubt, the preferred fluid movers. Hundreds of millions of centrifugal pumps make up the bulk of these well-understood machines. Millions are built to comply...


Technical growth of electric process heaters

Electric Process Heaters (EPHs) have been growing in number and size for more than 50 years. This relatively new technology has taken another major leap from 480 volts to 4,160 volts. EPHs have the advantages of a small footprint, 100 percent efficiency,...


Windy City redux
Energy-Tech University holds a pre-holiday session

This past March, Energy-Tech magazine moved into new territory, putting on a three-day training seminar in Chicago. There were a variety of topics available for attendees, but the most popular by far were the courses about turbine maintenance, with...


Avoiding critical voltage collapse in a changing environment

For years, capacitor banks have solved power quality challenges in transmission and distribution networks, including voltage collapses and phase shifts associated with alternating current (AC) power supply systems. What can power suppliers do to correct...


ASME: Quantifying correction curve uncertainty through empirical methods

Introduction The accuracy of a thermal performance test is typically estimated by performing an uncertainty analysis calculation in accordance with ASME PTC 19.1, or another code equivalent to it. The test uncertainty is a measure of the test quality...


You need a boiler tube analysis – Now what?

For more than 30 years, boiler tube failures have been the leading cause of lost boiler availability and forced outages. Determining the mode of damage responsible for a failure is important to ensure that the proper corrective actions are taken and...


New Atlas RIV949 Hydropneumatic Tool enables quick vertical installation

The new Atlas RIV949 hydropneumatic tool enables quick and easy installation of blind threaded inserts by eliminating any need to reposition work pieces from their typical horizontal orientation. This innovative tool allows users to install all types...


New RBL-G2 clamshell lathe from Tri Tool

Tri Tool released the new RBL-G2 , the next generation in clamshell lathes designed to be faster, better and safer, and built for safety, performance and speed. Safety is a core value at Tri Tool, and a primary goal of Tri Tool’s engineers...


Flat Super Air Nozzle resists corrosion, high temperatures

Exair ’s new 1” High Power Stainless Steel Flat Super Air Nozzle produces a flat 1” (25mm) wide airstream with a strong blowing force of 16 ounces (462g) when mounted 12” (305mm) from the target. The unique design of this super-efficient...


New RS5 sensor from Ludeca

The RS5 sensor from Ludeca is a smarter, faster and highly accurate sensor for the mid-range shaft alignment market segment. Its XL HD detector, combined with the powerful InfiniRange functionality makes its measurement range virtually unlimited,...


New advanced FIT AODD Pumps from Wilden

Wilden, part of Dover Corporation’s Pump Solutions Group (PSG®), introduced the Advanced FIT line of Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm (AODD). Advanced FIT AODD pumps precisely “FIT” bolt-to-bolt and pipe-to-pipe in existing fluid-handling...


Bright Footprint becomes trade ally with Hawaii Energy

Bright Footprint LLC is a turnkey LED retrofit company that supports its clients through the entire process of replacing existing lighting with LEDs working with local utility and custom incentive programs that are designed for peak KW reduction....


David Gibble promoted to OPW Product Manager

OPW promoted David Gibble to product manager for OPW Engineered Systems within its Chemical & Industrial business unit. Prior to this appointment, Gibble was part of the Inside Sales Team for OPW Engineered Systems. Gibble will now report directly...


Iwaki America, Hydraulic Institute enter mutual training partner agreement

The Hydraulic Institute entered a Training Partner Agreement with Iwaki America Inc. , one of the world’s leading manufacturers of metering pumps, chemical delivery pumps, sealless, recirculation pumps and non-metallic magnetic drive centrifugal...


HRST Inc.appoints new CEO, CFO

HRST Inc. announced two changes in leadership. - Victor Ferris was promoted to the dual role of CEO and president of HRST Inc. This is the culmination of a four-year transition process implemented by the former CEO and Founder, Robert Krowech....


Agnew new director of NDE Products for Structural Integrity Associates Inc.

Structural Integrity Associates announced that Joe Agnew joined the company as director of NDE products based out of the Huntersville, NC, office. In this newly created role, he will be responsible for leveraging all existing NDE products and services...


Universal AET Board promotes Strojinc to president, COO

Universal Acoustic & Emission Technologies’ Board of Directors recently approved the election of Dick Strojinc to the office of president and chief operations officer, the company announced. Strojinc was previously executive vice president...


Danfoss appoints new public affairs director

Danfoss , a manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, industrial and water systems, announced the appointment of Mark Menzer as director of Public Affairs in North...


Solenis is the new name for Ashland Water Technologies

Ashland Water Technologies has a new name – Solenis . Rooted in “solutions” and “genesis,” the name underscores the company’s mission to be at the source – the genesis – of solutions for its customers....


Structural Integrity Assoc. Inc. receives ASME Corporate Appreciation Award

Structural Integrity Associates Inc. , an engineering consulting company for the energy and power industry, was presented the Corporate Appreciation Award by J. Robert Sims, Jr., the president of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), at...


Schenck Corp. celebrates 50th Anniversary

Schenck Corp. of Deer Park, N.Y., is the North American headquarters of Schenck GmbH in Germany, a global manufacturer of industrial balancing machines. Schenck will honor its 50th anniversary of doing business in North America with a celebration...


Nov. 3-4, 2014
CCGT 2014: O&M and Lifecycle Management for CCGT Power Plants

Houston, Texas www.tacook.com/ccgt-usa


Nov. 11-14, 2014
Advanced Vibration Control

Syria, Va. www.vi-institute.org


Dec. 3-5, 2014
Energy-Tech University: Turbine-Generator Troubleshooting and Failure Prevention

Chicago, Ill. www.energy-tech.com/ETU


Dec. 9-11, 2014
Power-Gen International

Orlando, Fla. www.power-gen.com


April 21-23, 2014
Electric Power Conference & Exhibition

Rosemont, Ill. www.electricpowerexpo.com


June 28-July 2, 2015
ASME Power & Energy 2015

San Diego, Calif. www.asmeconferences.org/powerenergy2015

 

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