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Gas-engines in tandem with renewables

Renewable sources of energy with fluctuating output will be supplying an increasing share to the world’s power grids. To support balancing needs, flexible and clean gas engine technology is expected to occupy a considerably larger role, say Dr Harald Gretscher and Kapil Verma

Valve upgrade for natural gas plant

Sarah Kellet reports on valve efficiency upgrades at a CCGT Power Station

Greener power for appliance manufacturer

Ohio factory to get three wind turbines to provide 70% of power

Welsh windfarm maintenance contract announced

Gwynt y Môr consists of 160 turbines that generate enough energy for more than 400,000 homes

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

Burner management systems deployed

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

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

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