Gone are the days when only large industrial facilities consider CHP and utilities fight them tooth and nail.

As a result of new and more stringent environmental regulations, the power industry faces a twofold challenge to significantly reduce sulfur dioxide (SO2) and other acid gases, mercury (Hg), particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) from air emissions while concurrently eliminating wet disposal of ash generated by coal fired power plants.

Water conveyance for hydropower in the high mountains of the Andes is often a technical challenge and, in many cases, can result in greater construction costs. One company successfully designed a hydropower project that overcame these challenges with a steel penstock installation and other innovative engineering technologies.

Even minor traces of chloride, sulfate, and sodium hydroxide can cause severe problems in steam systems, and especially turbines. In the case of sodium hydroxide, stress corrosion cracking of turbine blades and rotors may occur very rapidly.

Power producers require a practical plan for analyzing and optimizing a plant’s water usage and minimizing its wastewater production. This article explores the challenges created by new regulations, limited water resources and new priorities and standards.

Gas Turbines operate at a constant volume of very clean air. It's the density of this air however that holds the key if we want to keep our Gas Turbine Power Output levels high.