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Minimising running costs for pumps in gas turbine power generation

Alex Myers looks at the latest technology for improving efficiency and reducing operating costs

Optimised designs of rotor bearings for wind turbines

Shaeffler has developed a new, compact bearing unit for moment bearing concepts in rotor bearing supports

Brushing up on wind turbine maintenance techniques

George Finley and Paul Kling explore some of the most effective maintenance techniques for wind turbine management, taking a look at the consequences of turbine failure.


Engine equipment heads to Florida

Wärtsilä will supply equipment with a capacity of 94MW for two power plants to the city of Tallahassee in Florida, USA

Optimise gas engine performance

Selecting the right oil can have a major impact on long-term maintenance costs

Flow meters: stay in control

Direct mass flow meter enhances close ratio control of natural gas and air feeds in combined cycle gas turbines

Dual fuel: double trouble?

Peter van Neerven reveals how converting power stations to dual fuel is a challenge – but a rewarding one

Tough turbine tech

Angular contact ball bearings and spherical roller bearings ensure the reliability of innovative wind turbines

Burner management systems deployed

The BMS are protecting generators at Inpex’s LNG facilities in Australia’s Northern Territory

Transforming turbine technology

Environmentally friendly or efficient? Marcus Geigle reveals a control solution that covers both bases

Power sector performance hampered by transformer monitoring inefficiencies

Cutting costly false alarms and increasing the reliability of dissolved gas analysis monitoring crucial to tackling maintenance budget overruns and boosting performance

Video borescopes for remote visual inspection

Ability to inspect the interior of engines, turbines, pumps, motors, tubing and pipelines without costly disassembly

Gas engines heading to Assam plant

The order includes seven Wärtsilä 34SG engines running on natural gas

Gas turbine and generator order for Turkmenistan

Zerger gas-fired power plant will be built in the Lebap Province located approximately 600km northeast of the capital Ashgabat

Gas turbines: put to the test

Mark Egan reports on a facility where the world’s largest gas turbines prove their mettle

45MW gas-fired generator repair delivers improved reliability

Engineers were given a 16 day window in which to complete the repair and return the generator to service

New turbines for offshore wind farm

The vessel M/V TORBEN, formally known as Friedrich Ernestine, owned by RWE, will install the foundations and turbines

World first for dual-fuel ops

GE’s 7HA.02 will replace four steam turbines in operation for nearly 70 years

Off-highway power generation

First time these proven on-highway engines have been adapted for power generation applications

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