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July 2014 · Energy-Tech Magazine

Energy-Tech webinar: Power Generating Asset Management
Sept. 30th at 1 p.m. CST (6 p.m. GMT)

Sign up for Energy-Tech's next free webinar, Power Generating Asset Mangement , with Komandur Sunder Raj. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m. CST (6 p.m. GMT) and will review the technological advances that can be used to develop...


What are you learning this summer?

Don’t slack off this summer – learn something! There are plenty of options to choose from, many including PDH credits. The ASME Power Conference is July 28-31 in Baltimore, Md. If you live within driving distance, or can get a cheap...


Energy-Tech University Webinar: Steam and Gas Turbine Troubleshooting
Aug. 6-7 & 13-14, 2014

Learn more about steam and gas turbine troubleshooting during this intensive technical webinar with Steve Reid, P.E., president of TG Advisers Inc. This was one of the most popular sessions during Energy-Tech University this past March, and now we're...


Registration is open for the 2014 ASME Power Conference

Registration is open for the 2014 ASME Power Conference , July 28-31, in Baltimore, Md.  With a theme of ‘Plant Optimization and Knowledge Transfer: Getting The Most Out of Your Megawatts,’ this year’s conference promises...


Protecting our water – keep chemicals in the tank
Leaking or overfilled tanks can cause environmental problems, contaminate drinking water and cost a company millions of dollars. Proper instrumentation, monitoring and control can prevent these problems

Recent events in West Virginia have shown that our water supply is in jeopardy of contamination from leaks or overfills of storage and processing tanks (Figure 1) at chemical, petroleum, water/wastewater and similar facilities. In Charleston, WV,...


Does your labor partner power its people? Three key questions to ask about contractor training programs

The looming mass retirement of thousands of baby boomers has been a critical concern for the power industry for most of the past decade. In that time, industry groups and associations have tracked and published workforce trends in hopes of raising awareness...


New alternatives for oil changes

In a perfect world, lubricants would not degrade. There would be no ingress of contaminants, excellent storage and handling procedures would be common, and every employee who came in contact with oil or grease would be trained and certified to do their...


ASME: Dual injection distributed combustion for stationary gas turbine application

The quest for clean and sustainable energy, along with energy security and independence, has motivated researchers to develop advanced energy conversion systems that can furnish the current and future energy needs with minimal impact on the environment...


Reciprocating compressor pulsation vibration analysis

Pressure pulsations, mechanical resonance and cylinder stretch are some of the common causes of high vibration in reciprocating compressors. If something in the compressor system is changed that affects these dynamic forces, a vibration problem can...


Gas by day, electricity by night: 4kV electric heater enables on-demand fuel switching, balances electric load demand

For generations, U.S. manufacturing has been powered, quite literally, by fossil fuel. Natural gas, oil and coal have historically run the workhorses of American industry – the heaters and boilers that process raw materials into usable products...


The importance of pure, dry hydrogen cooling gas

Power plants need to do all they can to produce electricity safely and efficiently. The good news is that there’s a relatively simple switch that can have a big impact on a plant’s ability to maximize its electricity output and improve its...


Boiler tuning for MATS compliance

Achieving efficient combustion and electric power generation with minimized emissions requires periodic burner inspections and boiler tuning. Equipment operators have performed boiler tuning since the start of electric generation, but recent changes...


ASME: Taking on Goliath – Implementing an effective RAM program for an existing power plant

Here is a quick story about a power plant. It begins with an operator promoted to chief with all the intentions and motivation to make the plant a run like a top. Before long, reality sets in and he becomes aware of the mixed-and-matched components,...


Ensuring cooling tower cleanliness in a more stringent regulatory environment

The shale gas revolution has led to planning and installation of many new combined-cycle power plants. For a long time none of the proposals I have seen called for once-through condenser cooling, due to pending 316a and 316 b regulations that respectively...


Hybrid systems for gas turbine inlet cooling

With natural gas prices at near-historical lows, and regulatory pressure driving plant owners to generate “greener” power, the need for efficiency has never been greater. Turbine inlet cooling using hybrid systems can increase power output...


Jofra ASC-400 Advanced Signal Calibrator

The newly introduced Jofra ASC-400 portable multi-signal calibrator from Ametek Test & Calibration Instruments is a highly functional calibrator that provides laboratory accuracy in a device that is compact enough to fit into a tool box or operate...


New handheld IR temperature meters from Meggitt

New handheld thermometers from Meggitt Sensing Systems read temperatures of hard to reach or moving machinery for a variety of industrial applications. The MAC050 and MAC100 add to the MachineryMate® line of tools used to assist in machinery health....


Tube, pipe beveling tools in battery, electric models

A line of welding end prep tools were introduced by Esco Tool in battery and electric powered models for machining tube and pipe where air is not available. The Esco Mongoose Millhog is a self-centering, right-angle drive I.D. clamping tool that...


Starter leak detection kit for oil-based fluid systems

Spectronics Corp. introduced the OPK-441 Industrial Leak Detection Kit , a new starter kit designed to effectively pinpoint the exact source of all leaks in hydraulic equipment, compressors, engines, gearboxes and fuel systems. The kit features...


Emerson introduces online asset management tool for drivetrain couplings

Emerson’s Power Transmission Solutions introduced the industry’s first online tool for tracking the location, life history and latest revision drawings and installation instructions for all critical drivetrain couplings owned by customers,...


DellaVilla receives gas turbine tech award

Strategic Power Systems Inc. announced that Salvatore DellaVilla, Jr., founder, chairman and CEO of SPS, was presented with the 2014 Industrial Gas Turbine Technology Award at the recent ASME/IGTI Turbo Expo Conference in Dusseldorf, Germany. This...


Forney Corp. acquires FlameHawk product

Forney Corp. acquired the FlameHawk product line from UTC Aerospace . Forney Corp. is a global supplier of products and systems that control and monitor combustion processes in electric utility and heavy industrial applications. Flamehawk is a...


Watlow Expands its San Jose Facility

Watlow  recently added 25,000 sq. ft. to its R&D facility in San Jose, Calif. The expansion increases the manufacturing footprint while providing space for an improved R&D lab, a line heating prototype lab, a Class 1000 clean room, as...


NAES Corp. and ICCT join forces in NERC services

NAES Corp. announced that on July 1, 2014, the employees of Portland, Ore.-based ICCT Corp. joined NAES. Adding the ICCT team to NAES enables it to expand its regulatory compliance, cyber and physical security design and implementation services,...


SPS CEO receives the 2014 Industrial Gas Turbine Tech Award

Strategic Power Systems Inc. announced that Salvatore DellaVilla, Jr., founder, chairman and CEO of SPS ® , was presented with the 2014 Industrial Gas Turbine Technology Award at the recent ASME/IGTI Turbo Expo Conference in Dusseldorf, Germany....


U.S. Water & ChemCal merge

U.S. Water Services Inc. announced the merger of Texas-based ChemCal Inc. and U.S. Water. ChemCal, one of the largest and most progressive independent water treatment and equipment solution providers in the U.S. was established in 1985 serving...


NAES Corp. appoints chief commercial officer

  NAES Corp. announced that Thomas Bartolomei joined the company as senior vice president and chief commercial officer. Bartolomei’s focus and responsibilities include developing and leading a number of initiatives in support of NAES’...


Rolled Alloys announces expanded processing capabilities

Rolled Alloys announced expanded processing capabilities at its 80,000 sq. ft. service center. The addition of a new Behringer HBM-540 complements its existing bar saws, a new racking system, and expanded inventory and grades. The capability of this...


Universal AET opens Houston office

Universal Acoustic & Emission Technologies is expanding its integrated silencing, emissions and air filtration system solutions to the oil & gas, power generation and chemical processing industries with a new sales office in Houston, Texas....


U.S. Water acquires Waterchem

U.S. Water Services Inc. , a provider of integrated water and process solutions for industry, announced the acquisition of Water Chemical Service Inc., or Waterchem . Founded in 1984, Waterchem provides water treatment chemical and engineering...


July 28-31, 2014
ASME 2014 Power Conference

Baltimore, Md. www.asmeconferences.org/power2014


Aug. 19-21, 2014
Power Plant Pollutant Control "MEGA" Symposium

Baltimore, Md. megasymposium.org/wps/


Aug. 19-22, 2014
Balancing of Rotating Machinery

Houston, Texas www.vi-institute.org


September 9-11, 2014
Feedwater Heater Operation and Maintenance Seminar

Atlantic City, N.J. www.powerfect.com


Sept. 9-11, 2014
2014 Dry Scrubber Users Association Conference

Minneapolis, Minn. www.dryscrubberusers.org


Sept. 16-19, 2014
Machinery Vibration Analysis

Salem, Mass. www.vi-institute.org


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

 

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