Topic: Efficient

How can accurate pH measurement prevent power plant corrosion?

Control the corrosion environment with effective pH monitoring and the regulation of dissolved oxygen. ...


Predictive Approach to Resin Exhaustion Monitoring

A unique deionization capacity monitoring algorithm monitors the exchange capacity of deionization systems and accurately predicts resin exhaustion before leak or breakthrough, regardless of water quality. ...


4 Ways Network Monitoring Keeps Utilities Safe

It’s no secret that people are concerned about the security of the U.S. power grid. Cyber criminals are always looking to exploit weaknesses in systems and networks. And unless you’re looking for malicious activity, you may not even know that your networks have been breached. Network monitoring can be used to detect unusual behavior and provide ...


Cybersecurity Strategies the U.S. Power Grid Should Apply

A multifaceted approach to cybersecurity can help power utilities provide defense against similar attacks. ...


All Change – From gas to oil

Large scale projects typically involve many stakeholders, contractors and suppliers, which can lead to increased complexity and more challenging situations. Delivering such projects on time and within budget requires considerable coordination and management skills; traits that one US energy company needed in order to complete its most recent expansion project. ...


Training to be the Best

Every business needs to have a skills training program to one degree or another. For those involved in more complex industries, such as oil and gas or petrochemical engineering, gathering new skills as well as the experience of the older generation and passing it onto those committed to learning a new trade is an essential business practice. ...


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.   ...


Reverse engineering multi-megawatt generators

Electrical generators, whether they are powered by gas turbines, steam turbines or water, have been around for a considerable number of years. Many will have managed over 50 years in service, helped by a regular maintenance program. ...


Sulzer expands facility capability with new lathe

Industrial gas turbines are increasing in size. As a result of this, repair facilities that overhaul and repair these machines must keep pace. One of the key tools is a large lathe. As one of the leading industrial gas turbine and rotor repair providers in the world, Sulzer has recently upgraded its service center in ...


ABB’s Symphony Plus DCS leader in the power generation market

While prestigious ARC Advisory Group confirms ABB as number one global DCS supplier, ABB announces Symphony Plus controls installed in 50,000 MW of power plants since 2011 introduction. ABB has been recognized by the ARC Advisory Group as the global leader in distributed control systems (DCS) and as the number one positioned supplier of DCS. From the ARC ...


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