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April 2014 · Energy-Tech Magazine

Dust management helps Florida power supplier improve safety, reduce maintenance

Orlando Utilities Commission - Stanton Energy Center (SEC) is one of Central Florida’s leading environmental stewards, meeting or exceeding all air permit limits with advanced pollution control equipment while generating electricity to serve more...


Energy-Tech webinar: Proper level control for feedwater heaters
With Mike Catapano and Eric Svensson

Energy-Tech University continues its excellent 2014 webinar series with, Proper level control for feedwater heaters, on Thursday, April 24 at 1 p.m. CST (6 p.m. GMT) .  Registration is free and attendees to the live presentation will receive...


Joining FRP pipe with grooved couplings

The power industry employs fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) pipe because it provides corrosion resistance, and in some cases abrasion resistance, at a lower cost and lighter weight than higher-end stainless steel and lined metallic piping systems....


QuadraTherm flow meters with full device description Foundation Fieldbus

Sierra Instruments , a leading global mass flow meter manufacturer, announced its QuadraTherm ® 640i and 780i are available with full device description Foundation Fieldbus digital communication protocol, making them the ideal flow meters for...


PSG appoints Halle as director of Marketing, Americas

Pump Solutions Group ( PSG ® ), an operating company within Dover Corp., announced that Carrie Halle has been appointed director of Marketing, Americas. In this position, Halle will report directly to Walter Bonnett, vice president of Global Marketing...


ASME: A dynamic process model of a natural gas combined cycle – model development with startup and shutdown simulations

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Computational Science and Engineering Division (CSED) recently deployed a high-fidelity, full-scope, real-time dynamic simulator for a generic IGCC power plant with CO 2 capture for use in engineering...


The importance of proper level control of feedwater heaters

One of the most common causes of tube failures in a feedwater heater (FWH) is the improper control of the internal liquid level, which also can cause operational and maintenance costs that might lead to premature replacement. These problems are not...


Don’t lose your tune with turbine blade damage

Blade erosion damage The later stages of low pressure (LP) turbine blades operate in a low quality steam environment.  Design moisture levels can range from 1 or 2 percent all the way up to 15 percent. Units that suffer from reheat or main steam...


Developing novel applications of predictive maintenance techniques

As U.S. fossil plants age and components reach end of life, equipment condition monitoring and associated data analysis are increasingly critical to maintain reliability and avoid failures. One of the key tools for equipment monitoring involves predictive...


Coal storage hazards and solutions

Coal storage at power generation facilities might not be on most people’s minds, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has created regulations for it, and companies have responded with solutions to the problems coal storage can create....


Vendor correction connection

Being a practitioner of data, I’m always intrigued by how much certainty people have if they can follow a statement up with the phrase “studies show.” With just that phrase, many will hang their hat on a graph or statement based on...


Valve maintenance guides developed for combustion-turbine combined-cycle plants

Maintenance crews for combustion-turbine combined-cycle (CTCC) plants need new resources to effectively maintain the operational reliability of these plants. As U.S. utilities curtail operation of older coal-fired plants, CTCC plants are increasingly...


High tilting pad bearing temperatures bearing analysis

Journal bearings have both static and dynamic characteristics. Static aspects include bearing load capacity, side leakage, frictional power loss, oil film temperature and pad temperature. Dynamic characteristics include stiffness and damping properties....


ASME: Parallel flow boiler designs to minimize erosion and corrosion from dust loaded flue gases

Raising the efficiency of boiler systems with contaminated fuels, such as municipal solid waste (MSW), is on the agenda of almost all plant suppliers and operators. Several options exist to raise the efficiency, including steam reheating [1] and external...


The importance of high energy piping support maintenance to enhance system useful life

As part of the design basis of any piping system utilized to convey products, supports are needed to ensure those pipes remain in their locations and do not overly expand or move due to sustained or occasional loads. These loads represent the total...


Cortec® CorroLogic™ System for corrosion control

Cortec’s CorroLogic™ Systems has a Corrosion-Under-Insulation (CUI) program that applies a systematic approach for CUI assessments, repairs and documentation. Developing and implementing a comprehensive CUI program is essential to reduce...


Superior debuts quick setup overland conveyor

Superior Industries Inc. , a manufacturer of conveyor systems and related components, launched a brand new overland conveyor model for dry bulk material handlers. Branded the Zipline™ Conveyor, the modular, pre-engineered system permits quick,...


OPW Engineered Systems debuts new complete fluid solution

OPW Engineered Systems , a manufacturer of loading arm and coupling systems for the safe and efficient loading and unloading of hazardous materials, debuted its new Inflatable Hatch Seal, which solves a major challenge for terminal operators by effectively...


QuadraTherm flow meters with full device description Foundation Fieldbus

Sierra Instruments , a leading global mass flow meter manufacturer, announced its QuadraTherm ® 640i and 780i are available with full device description Foundation Fieldbus digital communication protocol, making them the ideal flow meters for...


Loop powered particulate monitor for baghouses

Loop powered particulate flow/emissions monitor and filter leak detector for baghouses, cartridge dust collectors and cyclones from FilterSense provides simple 2-wire installation and single piece mounting. Heavy duty construction for harsh process...


Cleaver-Brooks begins plant expansion

Cleaver-Brooks has begun a multi-million dollar plant expansion that will create more than 40 new jobs in production, project management and engineering. Cleaver-Brooks’ plant in Lincoln, Neb., engineers and manufacturers industrial watertube...


Martin Engineering names Zambian distributor

In a move designed to broaden the availability of high-performance bulk material handling technologies in Southern Africa, Martin Engineering RSA named Fluid Base Industries as its full-service distributor in Zambia. Fluid Base will be a source for...


Ojibway Enclosures moves into Universal AET's Beloit facility

Ojibway Enclosures recently completed the move from its former Janesville, Wis., production facilities and offices into Universal Acoustic & Emission Technologies' Center of Excellence on the Ironworks campus in Beloit, Wis. Ojibway was acquired...


NAES Corp. expands maintenance, construction business

NAES Corp. , a broad-based provider of services to the energy industry, announced it expanded its maintenance and construction business to serve the Gulf Coast, Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin regions. As a complement to its growing presence...


Wabash mourns Richard Caitung

Richard Caitung, former CEO and Chairman of Wabash Power Equipment Co. , died suddenly on Jan. 24, 2014, after a brief illness. He was traveling with his wife, Arlene (nee Paul), in Santa Barbara, Calif. Caitung graduated from Lake Forest College and...


Cadwallader appointed vice president, assistant secretary of Johnson Controls Inc.

Johnson Controls announced that its board of directors elected Brian J. Cadwallader as vice president and assistant secretary, making him a corporate officer effective immediately. He also will retain his existing responsibilities as assistant general...


PSG changes corporate structure

Pump Solutions Group , an operating company within Dover Corp., announced a number of changes within its corporate organizational structure that are designed to meet future demands of scale, accountability and growth, both organic and acquired....


Sargent & Lundy top executive to retire

After a distinguished 41-year career in the power industry, Sargent & Lundy Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Alan W. (Bud) Wendorf announced his intention to retire on December 31, 2013. He has been an owner for the past 22 years, the last...


April 24, 2014
Energy-Tech webinar: Proper level control for feedwater heaters

Sign up for Energy-Tech's April 24 webinar, Proper level control for feedwater heaters, at 1 p.m. CST. It's free, only an hour and attendees to the live presentation will receive a certificate for 1 PDH credit. One of the most common causes...


April 22-25, 2014
Advanced Vibration Analysis

Syria, Va. www.vi-institute.org


May 19-22, 2014
Introduction to Machinery Vibrations

Knoxville, Tenn. www.vi-institute.org


June 11-13, 2014
Natural Gas Vehicle Infrastructure Conference & Exhibition

Houston, Texas ngvevent.com


June 11-13, 2014
2014 Vibration Institute Training Conference

San Antonio, Texas www.vi-institute.org


July 28-31, 2014
ASME 2014 Power Conference

Baltimore, Md. www.asmeconferences.org/power2014

 

 

 

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