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POWER-GEN Europe 2013: Innovation and integration

With plans well underway for POWER-GEN Europe 2013, conference director Nigel Blackaby examines some of the key themes that will drive the debate in Vienna

Investment focuses on efficient turbine technology

Investment in higher-efficiency turbines is growing as power generators seek to increase plant profitability. Sean Ottewell reports

Generator to support geothermal heating plant

Installation powers district heating system supplying houses, apartments, schools, businesses and university

Turbine contract for a new coal-fired power plant

Doosan Power Systems to design and supply two 160MW turbines for the plant in Paco, Panama

Construction completes on wind turbine blade test facility

Designed to test the longer blades being developed for larger offshore turbines

£100m turbine upgrade nears completion

Drax Power Station cements position as the cleanest, most efficient power station in the UK

Age is no barrier to performance

Matt Fielder considers the challenge of extending turbine life beyond OEM warranties

Development in field testing for air inlet filter

By reducing fouling, efficient filters with low pressure drop generate big cost savings. Jim Benson reports

New regulations drive turbine innovations

Ever more stringent rules about emissions, plus industry's demand for greater turbine efficiency, are behind the latest developments. Sean Ottewell explains

Gas turbines for Ghana power station

Siemens receives an order from Ghana to supply three 8-MW SGT-300 and two 13-MW SGT-400 gas turbines

Actuators help fans cut power station emissions

Supplied to Halifax Fan which is providing six fans to help reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides from three power station boilers

Filtration keeps gas turbines clean in harsh conditions

Peter Sandberg reports on the importance of keeping gas turbines clean and working efficiently in the toughest of conditions

Monitor machinery

Condition monitoring systems serve as the critical foundation to any plant asset management programme

Pedestal crane in lifts bridge

Havator has purchased the Terex Demag CC6800 with 96m main boom, 108m luffing fly jib

'Cinderella' technology must be invited to the ball

Proven energy efficient technology that can transform environmental and cost performance is being sidelined, despite colossal economic pressure

16-cylinder engine delivers high efficiency and low emissions

Clive Nickolay outlines the benefits of what is claimed to be the most efficient 16-cylinder engine in its class

High accuracy plastic bobbins supplied to turbine manufacturer

A rapid plastic injection moulding specialist is supplying high accuracy plastic bobbins to a wind turbine manufacturer. The project is providing a number of benefits, including product quality improvements and a significant reduction in assembly time

Remote mountable thermal mass flow meter

Suitable for co-gen electric power turbines, food/beverage chillers, heat-treating systems, speciality chemicals

Vertical-axis wind turbine gets go-ahead

Government funding is helping Qinetiq and other project partners to start work on a novel offshore vertical-axis wind turbine

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