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Bearing system for planetary wind turbine gearboxes

Planetary bearing supports for a 1.5 MW wind turbine gearbox with one planetary gear stage

3D scanners deliver metrology for larger free-form objects

Developed to cope with measuring and inspecting cars, planes, trains, wind turbines in crowded production areas

PTFE labyrinth seal with extremely long service life

Radiamatic RCD is designed to seal splash lubrication in high-quality components in the field of power transmission engineering

Measurement of underwater noise

Fugro teams up with JASCO Applied Sciences, the underwater acoustics company, to provide measurement of underwater noise

Five offshore demonstration wind turbines planned

GE Energy teams up with Norwegian and Swedish energy companies in growing offshore wind farm sector developments

Novel sensors and turbine development

Sensor Technology's non-contact RWT320 units depend for their operation on surface acoustic wave transducers

Braking ideas for yaw and pitch of wind turbines

Brakes are key on a wind turbine. A turbine structure will require rotor, yaw control and blade pitch control brakes

Couplings make the connection for gas turbines

Couplings to be installed, and the flexible elements (disc packs) changed, without disturbing adjacent machinery

Developing markets drive turbine innovation

A raft of joint ventures and new manufacturing centres highlight how investment in turbine technology is becoming focused on the major markets

Outlook optimistic for Europe’s power sector in 2011

But opinion divided on business benefits of single European electricity market

Middle and Far East markets drive demand for turbine technologies

Demand for efficient turbine technology remains high as a raft of new power generation projects are announced around the world, particularly in the fast-growing Far East and Chinese markets

Turbine lubricants: meeting the latest challenges

The latest methodologies in tribology - the science of lubricants - is now helping to develop new technology that can deliver trouble-free service and improved efficiency levels for turbine lubrication. Ronald Bakker reports

Achieve oil drain intervals of more than 16,000 hours

Energy-efficient oil delivers reduced fuel costs and increased oil life

Floating power station

Self-contained power barge that can be positioned in ports, on rivers or in sheltered coastal locations

'Exciting' prospects for gas-fired power plants in a de-carbonising Europe

European gas and steam turbines market to regain momentum between 2012-2014: estimated revenues of over $2bn

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