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December 2014 · Energy-Tech Magazine

“Your bearing housings are misaligned… Can’t be, pump is brand new!”

Your typical pump consists of a casing that houses the hydraulic stationary and rotating components; the bearing support structures or bearing housings, typically bolted on, provide the enclosures and lubricating systems for the bearings that supports...


Did you miss this webinar: Rebuild an ANSI End Suction Pump?
Don't worry - just download a free recording

If you missed Energy-Tech's Oct. 30 webinar, Rebuild an ANSI End Suction Pump, don't worry. You can still download a free recording here . End suction pumps are a critical part of industrial water treatment systems, and keeping them running efficiently...


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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...


Free recording of 'Improving Condenser Performance' available
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If you weren't able to attend the live presentation of Energy-Tech's Dec. 16 webinar, "Improving Condenser Performance," a free recording is available to download . The one-hour webinar discusses issues in condenser operation and options to consider...


Getting it right the first time: Specifying water treatment equipment and chemistry for new plants

During my 18 years at two power utilities and another two at a chemical manufacturing plant, I observed firsthand the criticality of proper makeup water treatment and boiler water/steam chemistry control. Even seemingly minor excursions in water chemistry...


ASME: Nuclear plant performance improvements with application of longer LP last stage blades

During the last decade, the authors’ company (Alstom Power) retrofitted the steam turbines in 34 nuclear units on a diverse range of half- and full-speed machines, powered by Pressurized and Boiling Water Reactors. Some of those projects have...


Transfer point productivity: Is your chute system optimized?

Obtaining optimal belt loading Maximum productivity is the goal of every operation. And while some operations strive to make their equipment run faster or accommodate more material, others are simply taking another look at their belt conveyor system....


Steam condenser – More than just tubes

Tubing, cleaning and coatings are often the primary operating focus of steam surface condenser operations. There are many articles about cleaning and plugging due to the fact that these actions contribute to the operating cost of the condenser. The...


Reciprocating compressor vibration problem

In a centrifugal compressor the compression process is continuous. In a reciprocating compressor the compression process is intermittent, or done in steps. Gas is drawn into a cylinder, trapped, compressed by the moving action of a piston, and then...


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...


Spirax Sarco introduces STAPS Wireless steam trap monitor

Spirax Sarco released its new wireless steam trap monitoring system – STAPS Wireless, designed to deliver accurate wireless monitoring and reporting of steam trap performance around the plant. It is important for steam users to keep track...


HiPower Systems Natural Gas Generator Lines for UL 2200 Compliance

HiPower Systems  announced its entire stationary natural gas generator line received UL certification in the UL 2200, Stationary Engine Generator Assemblies classification. The 28 certified models cover a wide power range from 20kW (the HGM 20...


New Pall Aria FIT Packaged Water System

Pall Corp.  introduced its new packaged water treatment system, the Pall Aria FIT water treatment system. Extending the Pall Aria AP platform’s long history of producing consistent and reliable high-quality water for municipalities and industry,...


Ultrasonic diagnostic tool “hears” problems before they become breakdowns

Spectronics Corp. ’s MDE-2000NC Marksman™II is an ultrasonic diagnostic tool that converts and amplifies inaudible ultrasonic sound into audible “natural” sound. This highly advanced tool allows the technician to “hear”...


Cooling fan for explosive environments

A high-reliability cooling fan qualified for use in hazardous industrial applications is available from Ametek Rotron . The new MIL-901XP fan meets UL, NEC and ANSI standards for equipment that will not create an ignition source in explosive environments....


NAES Corp. appoints Escover as general counsel

NAES Corp. appointed Norman Escover as senior vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer. He will manage NAES' legal and insurance departments and will focus on legal and operational risk management, compliance, contract optimization,...


Dover’s Pump Businesses Realigned into Three Focused Companies; New Leaders Named

Dover Corp. ’s Fluids Segment announced the realignment of its Pumps businesses along product line technologies into three separate operating companies — Pump Solutions, Finder and Maag.  Karl Buscher was named president of Pump...


SPX and McJunkin Red Man enter distribution agreement

SPX signed an agreement with McJunkin Red Man Corp. to distribute and stock in inventory SPX’s M&J Valve brand products in the United States. McJunkin Red Man is the U.S. subsidiary of MRC Global Inc., the largest global distributor...


McCrometer announces new president

McCrometer announced the promotion of Melissa Aquino to the role of president, as of Oct. 1, 2014.  Aquino’s appointment is part of an executive transition that includes prior president, Kerry McCall, moving into the role of Chief Flow...


T. F. Hudgins acquires Jamison Products

T.F. Hudgins Inc. announced it completed the acquisition of Jamison Products , a Houston-based provider of engineered pipeline and filtration products used in a wide range of gas and fluid handling applications, including strainers, separators, filter...


Strategic Power Systems appoint new VP

Strategic Power Systems Inc. announced the appointment of Tim Yang to the position of vice president – Business Development. Yang will work to promote SPS’ product & service capabilities into the ever changing energy market, while...


Acquisition of GEA Heat Exchangers by Triton finalized

After receiving the required approvals, Triton legally finalized its acquisition of GEA Heat Exchangers as part of a so-called closing procedure. With this closing and with assumption of the activities of GEA Heat Exchangers , Triton takes over...


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...


April 21-23, 2014
Electric Power Conference & Exhibition

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

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

 

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