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Maintenance and operations key to efficient energy production

The need for power plants to be reliable, flexible and efficient is driving demand for maintenance and operations services and technologies

Using split roller bearings in coal-fired power stations can save time and money

Revolvo has developed special labyrinth seals; efficient maintenance is key to running a profitable power station

Package substation and 36kV ring main unit

The substation is pre-assembled for quick and seamless installation; Ring Main Unit designed to be maintenance-free

Grinding elements maximise pulveriser operating

Wear characteristics and design optimisation of grinding elements for vertical mills. Ken Birchett reports

The advantages of repair and wear protection

Repair and wear protection of plant can be more cost-effective than buying new in an adverse economic climate

Meeting the challenge of operational excellence

Operational excellence and sustainability are major goals for modern power plants and are being achieved both by modernisation of existing facilities and new builds. Sean Ottewell reports

Understanding the importance of cable cleats

Cable cleats should be regarded as a vital element of any cabling installation, says Richard Shaw.

Laser solution for power plants slowed by slagging

A new optical technology uses artificial intelligence to allow operators to make rapid adjustments and prevent costly ash accumulation in boilers

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

Subsidies: a platform for innovation

Femke Schaefer and G Bertels consider results from the Dutch Economic Subsidy Programme concerning innovation and energy

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

£50,000 for British Paralympic Association

Money raised through fundraising and sponsorship of EDF and Brammer

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

Wear and corrosion preventative solutions to increase power plant efficiency

Dr Gary Heath explains how component repairs can lead to significant energy savings and carbon generation

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