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November 2014 · Energy-Tech Magazine

Register now for Gas and Steam Turbine Reliability: Failure Prevention and Life Extension
Join Energy-Tech University and Steve Reid, Dec. 3-5, in Chicago, Ill.

Energy-Tech University's Dec. 3-5 course, Gas and Steam Turbine Reliability: Failure Prevention and Life Extension , is practical training for intermediate level practitioners, including engineers, operations and maintenance personnel, consultants...


Did you miss this webinar: Rebuild an ANSI End Suction Pump?
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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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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....


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”...


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...


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...


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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