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Faster Power Plant Cycling

Rapid startup is critical for modern power plants, as peaks and valleys in demand fluctuate with the increased use of alternative, renewable sources. But power plant cycling comes with risks to expensive equipment. Maintaining control of water cycle chemistry is vital to help mitigate them.   ...


Eliminating lab-based water cycle chemistry measurements

Power plants are under pressure to accurately measure critical water quality parameters like chloride, sulfate and organics with shrinking budgets for equipment and staffing. How can they achieve this? ...


A new method for corrosion prevention

Corrosion monitoring, control and prevention is an ongoing battle in today’s power plants. Two of the strongest indicators of how well that battle is being waged is to monitor the corrosive salts of chloride and sulfate. ...


Simplifying Sensor Calibration and Maintenance in Power Plants

Falling profit margins mean there is growing pressure on power plants to do more with less. In many plants there has been a reduction in maintenance staff, and the remaining team is left trying to keep all equipment operational with a lower budget and in fewer hours. Digital sensors are a major contribution to simplifying and easing the maintenance burden. ...


Deionization Resin Capacity Monitoring - White Paper

Eliminating contamination of a power plant's water cycle is a critical element of protecting expensive plant equipment such as turbines and boilers from corrosion and pitting. Learn about a proactive approach for predicting when resin exhaustion will occur that offers significant benefits over the traditional elapsed time and totalized flow methods. ...


Sulzer Pump Service Reliability Tips - No. 1

Discover the advantages of synthetic oils and how they can be tailored to specific applications. Improving lubrication performance in pump bearings greatly improves performance and reliability. ...


Controlling the emissions of a gas-powered generator

Owners and operators of landfill sites can use the landfill gas to power generators and create energy to be sold to the local grid. However, the regulations relating to the emissions generated by these facilities are being tightened and sites with manual fuel adjustment may struggle to comply in the future. Fortunately, a solution has been developed by Sulzer that not only regulates the emissions, it can also improve fuel efficiency and minimize the payback period. ...


Meeting the growing demands of gas turbine maintenance

The number of industrial gas turbines in service continues to rise along with the technology that has significantly evolved over the last 50 years to meet ever-increasing demands. At the same time, turbine operators are looking for the most cost effective way to maintain their equipment, ensuring that it meets local emissions standards and delivers reliable service. ...


Custom coatings – Extending the life of rotating equipment

The latest surface coating technologies offer massive improvements to the expected service life of compressors, turbines and pumps that are subject to surface oxidation, corrosion, erosion and heat damage. ...


Preserving and improving the performance of gas turbines

Maintaining gas turbines using a well-planned servicing schedule allows improvements to be implemented, while keeping a vital facility at optimum performance and efficiency. ...


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