Modularisation - a key driver to power plant efficiency

Mikko Juopperi reports on how an operational way to deliver plants has high impact on total costs

Motors help minimising impact of sulphur dioxide on environment

Cost saving and increased efficiency motors installed at power station are helping to reduce sulphur dioxide emissions

Security of supply: meeting the operational challenge of maintaining

Power engineers are seeking to reconcile the seemingly contradictory demands of delivering increased performance with minimal investment, and yet still meet their emissions targets. John Goldring reports

High definition simulators impact operational excellence

Using an operator training simulator to improve knowledge and further develop skills is truly ‘practicing for perfection’

Staffing optimisation - the increasing dependence on contracted labour

Power plant owners are increasingly relying on third party manpower suppliers during periods of peak demand. Markus Keller reports

Next generation bearing technology for gas-fired power station

Jessica Whelan and Richard Livermore-Hardy look at new large tilting pad radial bearings designed to further improve safety margins

Optimising power plant efficiency by measuring silica

Pierre Guillou and Katrien Verhassel look at the problem of silica contamination in power plant water systems

Mobile access system for essential maintenance

Bespoke mobile access systems were built to allow contractors to carry out essential maintenance work at power station

Water treatment systems for cooling towers

New controlling technology enhances process efficiency and profitability of water treatment systems in cooling towers

Power plant produces more electricity with variable speed drives

A Swedish energy company has increased the amount of energy it can sell by 35 GWh/year thanks to the installation of ABB medium voltage drives

1970s power plant makes way for cleaner energy

A 1970s oil-fired power plant is to be demolished to make-way for a modern CHP power plant on the same site, allowing the group to produce cleaner, more environmentally-friendly energy

Coal-fired technologies attract major investment

New processes to combust coal more effectively and collect carbon dioxide economically have attracted investments worth billions of Euros

Wear Protection: Increasing machinery lifetime with ultra-wear resistant coatings

Dr Gary Heath looks at products available to support maintenance managers in their daily fight against wear

Improved sustainability in the power market

Today's power market is characterised by extremes. Lots of energy is required, resources are becoming scarce and more expensive and on that top of that waste regulations are becoming increasingly stricter. Femke Schaefer reports

Specialist maintenance companies provide comprehensive solutions

As downtime costs money, maintenance strategies have to be carefully planned and involve experienced specialists. Eugene McCarthy reports

Power for mobile applications

Robust plug connectors are designed for demanding applications with high power levels

Silicon carbide burner components boost plant life

Robert Howard describes how silicon carbide burner components are a proven technology for coal fired power plants

Variable speed drives reduce maintenance and boost efficiency

Variable speed drives (VSDs) have dramatic impacts on plant maintenance - and on plant efficiencies. Sean Ottewell reports



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