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PE Volume 99 Issue 1

Catalytic Reduction Controls

The Institute of Clean Air Cos. (ICAC), the national association of stationary source air pollution control companies, has released a revised version of its white paper, Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Controls to Abate NOx Emissions. The paper, written by ICAC?s SCR Committee, provides information on the capabilities, limitations, applications and costs of SCR.

Call for papers: The Program Committee, Advisory Committee and Management of POWER-GEN Asia...

Call for papers: The Program Committee, Advisory Committee and Management of POWER-GEN Asia ?95 is accepting papers for this event. The deadline for abstracts in Monday, April 3, 1995. Prospective authors who wish to have papers considered for presentation at the POWER-GEN Asia ?95 Conference should submit a 300-400 word abstract, and a listing of all authors and co-authors (in English only) to: POWER-GEN Asia ?95 Committee, c/o Times Conferences & Exhibitions Pte. Ltd., Times Centre, Level 4,

Business news and new business: BW/IP International Inc. has secured an order worth...

Business news and new business: BW/IP International Inc. has secured an order worth approximately $1 million from Raytheon Engineers and Constructors to supply pumps for the new Panda-Brandywine Cogeneration Project....Custodis-Ecodyne, a Research-Cottrell company and a subsidiary of Air & Water Technologies Corp., has been awarded a cooling tower upgrade project, valued at $1 million, for Southern California Edison Co. at its Etiwanda Generating Station....Virginia Power?s North Anna I nuclear

People: R.W. Beck has chosen seven new partners and nine new associates. Partners...

People: R.W. Beck has chosen seven new partners and nine new associates. Partners include: Bruce Barrett; Joe Brack; Joe Jackson; Herb Kosstrin; Keith Platte; Steve Stein; and Ed Rowe. The associates are: Sue Brunnmeier; Jonathan Burgiel; Doug Handley; Stan Hayes; Mike Hobbs; Dennis Loria; Gregg Sutherland; Steve Swenson; and Glenn Trabox....Freeport Power Co., and affiliate of Southern Electric International, has named Larry Brantley president and chief executive office.

Five-year low cost producers still coal-fired

The least-cost producers of electricity in the United States over the five-year period 1989 to 1993 are coal-fired power plants west of the Mississippi River burning low-sulfur coal. These data are confirmed in a recent analysis of production expenses for 707 power plants producing 85 percent of U.S. electric utility output by the Utility Data Institute (UDI).

Boiler and Pressure Vessel Seminars

Thielsch Engineering Inc., under the sponsorship of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, presents a number of three-day seminars. The seminars cover equipment, systems and components in fossil fuel and nuclear power plants.

Fluidized beds competitive with conventional coal-fired units in electric power generation

Dale Simbeck, vice president of technology, SFA Pacific, Inc., Mountain View, Calif., speaking at the recent Council of Industrial Boiler Owners` fluidized bed conference in Jacksonville, Fla., said that fluidized bed combustion (FBC) technology has now become a major competitor for conventional solid fuel combustion systems worldwide. Here in the United States independent power producers and cogenerators have led the way in deploying FBC boilers for electric power generation. Utility type rehea

Rim-ditch method overcomes space limitations for scrubber sludge storage

TVA adds 25 years to its scrubber sludge storage capacity. Used in another industry, but unproved for sludge storage, a new system was successfully adapted

Dry system/modern controls upgrade Labadie ash handling

One Union Electric power plant gained benefits in its switch from a wet to a dry flyash handling system featuring

Compact simulators can improve fossil plant operation

New and affordable technology can simulate operations in real time and is finding application across a broad spectrum of power plant designs

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