Home Tags PE Volume 122 Issue 3
PE Volume 122 Issue 3
Tesla plans to triple the volume of its energy deployments this year compared to last year.
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.
In 2015, a coal-fired unit in Canada was successfully converted to burn thermally upgraded wood pellets. The first-of-a-kind project was executed with a capital cost of about $30 per kilowatt and has demonstrated its feasibility at full scale.