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Anti-wear and corrosion solutions boost boiler life

Gary Heath looks at solutions for prolonging the service life of power generation equipment.

Grinding elements take the wear and tear of coal pulverisation

Ken Birchett looks at a new technology for use in coal pulverisation which is claimed to be the next frontier of material advancement in severe duty applications

Analysis platform for power systems

Comprehensive analysis platform for the design, simulation, operation, and automation of generation, distribution, and industrial power systems

Largest circulating fluidised bed boiler begins production

Lagisza power plant in Poland offers cost effective energy while reducing emissions

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

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

Increase efficiency, decrease environmental impact

If the lifetime of a repaired part can be increased over that of a new part, plant performance and availability can also be improved, leading to significant energy savings and carbon generation.

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

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