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Efficiency the target for maintenance and repair

When it comes to overhauls, repairs and replacements, power generators are focusing on solutions that can offer improved efficiencies. Sean Ottewell reports

District heating system with intelligent leak protection

An innovative combination of heat meters with leak surveillance and an automatic leak protection system results in higher energy efficiency and optimised customer service. Gert Skriver reports

Actuators offer significant torque advancement

AUMA is extending its portfolio of modular electric actuators to include an SQ .2 part-turn range for butterfly and ball valve automation

Power station saves £350,000 on oil costs with drives

Aberthaw Power Station in Wales is saving £350,000 a year on its oil costs following the installation of ABB variable-speed drives

Condition monitoring provides 30 per cent more cooling tower uptime

Engineers can assess the real-time performance and functionality of 12 large diameter cooling fans

Sustainability in the industrial chain

Apparent adversaries become partners in the bigger picture. Femke Schaefer reports

Maintenance key to plant life extension

Serious investment is being made in maintenance and refurbishment of power generating plant as the world's demand for electricity continues to grow. Sean Ottewell reports

Calibration workstation for power station

Beamex equips Scotland's largest power station with a high quality, customised calibration facility for maintenance workshop

Choosing the right type of filter for the right application

Governments are now urging industries to master the fundamentals of energy efficiency and increase their ‘greenness’. Peter Sandberg reports.

Actuators for solar-tracking mechanisms

A range of electric linear actuators has been designed for use in solar power systems to track the sun and maximise efficiency

Upgrade for solar generation

Generating capacity was increased from 24kW per generator to 35kW by replacing the PV cells with new power modules

Precision air/gas flow measurement

Suitable for combustion air flow monitoring, air monitoring to low NOx burners; device that operates at temperatures up to 850 °F (454°C)

Engineering sector calls for calm over economic gloom

A poll of 1118 senior UK executives shows that engineering sector managers and leaders are calling for calm in the face of the continued economic gloom

Turbine control optimisation for safe power supply

Sven Granfors and Niclas Krantz outline the problems of system integration of power turbines, generators, boilers and new complex control systems in new and existing plants

Co-ordinated control ensures quality assured energy supply

Niclas Krantz describes different aspects on the process towards the goal of 'quality assured energy supply'

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