Low NOx burner retrofits to an existing boiler, dryer or incinerator aren't as simple as pulling out the old burner and bolting in a new one. There is so much more that needs to be considered as part of the engineering and purchase decision process.
The 150-mile journey took 36 hours, and the unit had to pass under 19 bridges - the lowest of which left us with just 9 feet to spare. It sailed past the Statue of Liberty and to the Woodbrige site, where a 60-foot steel ramp bridge was erected to drive the entire HRSG directly on to the site.
The ability to get into the storage business by simply purchasing off-the-shelf batteries from wholesalers, stacking them into tanks, and coupling with a control system is a compelling business proposition for many developers, if the right market conditions and incentives are in place.
The unpredictability of renewable assets that operate only when the wind blows and the sun shines require more frequent cycling, start/stops, and ramping of assets that accelerates equipment wear-and-tear.
High-pressure steam generators require pristine water at all times, as even small amounts of impurities such as chloride, sulfate, or the hardness elements can cause corrosion and scale formation.
As the technology of the Fram 7FA fleet begins to reach maturity, operators aim to find the best service and product options to optimize their sites.
Both reciprocating engines and aeroderivative simple cycles offer the ability to start fast and cycle frequently to support peaks in demand and the inherent intermittancy of renewable generation.
The power sector is on the cusp of unprecedented transformation, which is being driven by technological forces outside the power sector. It's not surprising, considering the convergence of digital solutions, power plant technologies and technical advancements in automation.
The United States electric energy sector that includes utilities, independent power producers, public power authorities, renewable developers etc. has been traditionally considered a relatively safe and defensive investment due to its potential for providing a steady stream of dividend income.
Breakdowns of the electrical insulation system have been documented to cause catastrophic failure of critical equipment. Partial Discharges (PD) are measured on rotating machines in order to prevent early failures occurring in stator insulation.