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Sampling of steam and condensate at electric utilities is common practice, and indeed, virtually all utilities sample some points in the steam/water circuit. However, the sampling methods are often far from ideal. Poorly collected or conditioned samples can be almost as bad as no samples at all because they give a false indication of unit conditions.
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Reading like a who`s who of the power industry, the members of the Collaborative Advanced Gas Turbine (CAGT) program have been putting their minds as well as their pocketbooks behind an effort to commercialize an advanced form of gas turbine technology. The ultimate goal of the CAGT program, said Ralph Hollenbacher from Energy Options and Arthur Cohn, Electric Power Research Institute, is that through close cooperation and collaboration, the community of stakeholders in the growing market for na
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With pressure to pull more life and better performance from aging plants, utilities are turning more and more to protective coating of turbine internals. Such coating has saved electric utilities, airlines and the military tens of billions of dollars annually in fuel, replacement parts and repairs.
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Good things really do come in small packages. Starting with a notion on how to develop cogeneration projects more efficiently, a new mobile cogeneration unit (MCU) manufactured by AGC Manufacturing Services Inc., a member company of the Affiliated Group of Cos. (AGC) in Tulsa, Okla., offers industrial power users a unique set of options when it comes to managing energy needs. Designed to supply power to small to mid-sized industrial plants that might not otherwise consider on-site cogeneration,
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If only Brayton and Rankine could see how well their children are getting along. A marriage made in heaven, the synergy the combination of the Brayton and Rankine cycles bring to power generation is a whole that is certainly greater than the sum of its parts. The gas turbine combined cycle has become a very popular plant concept in the past 10 to 15 years and for obvious reasons. Efficient, clean and less costly to construct then most alternatives, combined-cycle plants offer a blend of operatio
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Combining the best features of simple- and combined-cycle gas turbine power plants, the CHAT cycle concept offers power producers a clean, more efficient and less expensive alternative to both
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Florida Power & Light Co.?s (FP&L) St. Lucie power plant, a two-unit, 1,700-MW nuclear electric generating facility, selected Applied Radiological Control Inc. (ARC) for its turbine component cleaning project in preparation for non-destructive examination. The decision was made after extensive evaluation of cleaning principles and methods, non-destructive examination of metal substrates and a full-scale demonstration of ARC?s ultra high pressure (UHP) water-jetting process.