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Proper maintenance preserves performance of gas turbines

Gas turbines have to be fired to highest permissible temperatures to get the best efficiency and output. Fighting degradation of components is a continuous challenge

45MW gas-fired generator repair delivers improved reliability

Engineers were given a 16 day window in which to complete the repair and return the generator to service

World first for dual-fuel ops

GE’s 7HA.02 will replace four steam turbines in operation for nearly 70 years

Next-gen actuation

Asset management is at the core of intelligent valve actuation

Smoother running for steam turbines

Jong Kim explains how innovative technology eliminates subsynchronous vibrations on steam turbines to achieve full power output

Power generation: with great power comes great responsibility

Adriano Lanzilotto explains why power generators must adopt new approaches to mitigating operational risks

An energy-saving approach to to recycling steam

Tanya van Essen explores the potential of mechanical vapour recompression (MVR) to recycle steam and reduce energy wastage

Functional safety solutions extended

Safety function of AUMA’s SIL actuators can be configured with different seating criteria, including forced limit or torque seating

Building transformers to last

Paul Brickman explains how the thriving genset market is boosting sales of packaged transformers

High pressure boilers make sludge incineration plant virtually energy-neutral

Two boilers generate steam from residual heat released when the sludge is incinerated

New connections bring North Sea renewable energy onshore

Major grid connection projects have got underway in the North Sea. They will bring electricity from renewable tidal and wind energy ashore and feed it into Europe’s distribution grids. Sean Ottewell reports

Full thrust: maintenance of industrial gas turbines

Repair process based on EOS technology opens new opportunities for industrial gas turbine maintenance cost reduction

Cooperation for industrial gas turbine control system retrofits

Dale Power Solutions teams up with Metso Automation to reduce turbine maintenance costs and downtime

Emergency gensets meet power challenge

Ali Guzel reports on how emergency power gensets are used in the event of case of grid failure

Energy capture squeezes extra output from wind farms

The latest generation of wind turbines are capable of much greater energy capture. Eugene McCarthy reports

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