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¥Fluor Daniel has received contracts from Chevron U.S.A. Products Co. and GE Capital for a 48-MW combined-cycle cogeneration power plant to be located at Chevron?s El Segundo, Calif., refinery. Fluor Daniel has also received a contract from Union Carbide Corp. to provide engineering, procurement, construction and start-u¥services for a 220-MW combined-cycle cogeneration power plant. Contract values were not disclosed.
Refueling-outage cuts boost competitiveness

Refueling-outage cuts boost competitiveness

Refueling outages are a big expense on the balance sheets of nuclear power facilities and a prime spot for efficiency improvements. The nuclear industry is battling to reduce the length of these outages, cutting corners on the expense without sacrificing safety or reliability.
POWER-GEN 95 Show Preview

POWER-GEN 95 Show Preview

POWER-GEN Americas `95 challenges new horizons in its eighth year. For the first time, the biggest, most successful conference/show ever produced for the power generation industry ventures to the west coast.
Centrifuge spins contaminant out of turbine oil

Centrifuge spins contaminant out of turbine oil

When the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) installed a centrifuge at its Thomas C. Ferguson power plant, it had one objective--removing the water from the turbine lube oil. Significant amounts of condensate water needed to be removed from the steam plant`s 11,000-gallon lube oil sump.
Chiller retrofit eliminates CFCs

Chiller retrofit eliminates CFCs

Two 15-ton, 15- to 20-hp, air-cooled water chillers in a government power plant in Broken Bow, Okla., were retrofit to use environmentally safe Forane 134a, replacing CFC-12. Gates controlling the water flow from a deep lake through a dam plus the air conditioning system for seven buildings operate on the chillers. The chillers were retrofit by D&P Contractors, Paris, Texas, with Elf Atochem North America Inc. providing the Forane 134a. Retrofit work included repair of a ruptured condenser and r
Cogen plant optimizes fuel usewith orifice system

Cogen plant optimizes fuel usewith orifice system

A measurement system using a Daniel Danalyzer gas chromatograph with controller and model 2522 flow computer is providing Tenaska significantly improved measurement of fuel/gas use and plant thermal efficiency. Tenaska owns and manages a Paris, Texas, generating station with two GE Frame 7EA gas turbines and a GE steam turbine in combined cycle. Gas consumption can approach 2,000 MBtu/h for the two turbines plus duct burners. Original equipment was based on orifice metering. Conversion from ther
On-line HRRmonitoring protects RO membranes

On-line HRRmonitoring protects RO membranes

Installation of a high resolution redox (HRR) monitoring system has greatly extended the life of expensive reverse osmosis (RO) membranes at La Palma Power Station, San Benito, Texas. The station had twice replaced all 54 membranes in its RO system, with a combined replacement cost of $40,000, when it was basing sulfite feed rates on intermittent chlorine residual measurements.
Call for papers

Call for papers

Papers are requested for 1996 International Joint Power Generation Conference, sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Papers should address the topic "Plant Engineering Support Strategies in the Competitive Environment." The conference will be held in Houston, Texas, Oct. 13-17, 1996. Abstracts of 20 to 30 typed lines are due by Jan. 31, 1996. Abstracts should be addressed to Andrew C. Taylor, Entergy Operations Inc., 1448 S.R. 333, Russellville, Ark. 72801. More information
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New business

¥Duke Engineering & Services, Charlotte, N.C., has acquired Intera Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary. Intera, a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting firm specializing in energy and environmental projects, will retain its Austin, Texas, headquarters and all branch offices.
Program reduces fire protection system corrosion

Program reduces fire protection system corrosion

Water is literally the lifeblood of most power plants. To serve a plant`s needs, water has to be prepared, or treated, to ensure that it is pure and free of elements that may harm or degrade plant systems. This month`s special feature contains three good examples of how plant engineers are managing and treating the water resources at their facilities.

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