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Preventing chemical spills by protecting secondary containment areas

Marina Silva looks at incidents and accidents that occurred as a result of insufficient secondary containment and reviews standards and legislation pertaining to chemical protection

Silica supervisors

Reliable silica monitoring supports power station efficiency, explains Alan Mortensen

Nuclear power: keeping to the maintenance plan

In the nuclear industry safety is paramount and the design and specification used for equipment involved in generating plants are governed by a series of stringent regulations. Graeme Robertson reports

Instant data management

Enables smart grids to maximise power distribution efficiency, metering it more precisely, reducing transmission losses and encouraging more sustainable practices by consumers

Turbo generator plant upgrades to electric actuators

AUMA’s actuators offer seamless integration into all commonly used power plant control systems

Better connected

With Multi-Contact’s modular connector system, CombiTac, different types of contacts may be combined as needed

Reliability restored

Mark Stone explains how actuated valves saved the day after a hot water flood in Denmark

Compact alternative to heat exchangers

Niek Dommerholt reports on a new development in the cooling or heating of various liquids or gases

3D data – changing the way electric utilities work

Situational intelligence solutions for the next time the power fails

Why third-party operations and maintenance makes sense

Power plant operators are increasingly turning to third-party companies to manage their operations, maintenance and construction activities – reducing plant down time and maintaining peak generating efficiency as a result. Sean Ottewell reports

Underground monitoring system

Dragoncam checks the inside of cable ducts for ridges and damage

Damper is 'drop-in-place' retrofit solution

Damper drive assists compliance with strict environmental legislation for furnaces and power plants. Rand Underwood reports

The attraction of magnetic couplings

Magnetic coupling meets challenging high inlet pressure lube oil pump applications. Thomas Flauger reports

Optimising waste energy efficiency

Johan van der Kamp and Hans van Essen report on how reheaters were crucial to highly-efficient incinerator

Pressure safety for the energy and power generation

Continuity in power production and energy distribution is critical for the sustained economical growth of any industrial region. Roger Bours reports

Strategic alliances form as market grows for gas turbine repair

A combination of older turbines and new market opportunities is driving both the maintenance business and new alliances between suppliers. Eugene McCarthy reports

Benefits of dry air protection

Desiccant dehumidification protect’s steam components, water quality improves, and there is less risk of corroded tubes and breakage

Metal matrix composite technology

Ken Birchett outlines a solution to improve the grinding element lifetime for pulverised coal-fired thermal power stations in India

Re-using waste heat

Jeroen van Ruitenbeek and Johan van der Kamp look at the efficient use of waste heat in combined heat and power systems

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