Power Generation Articles

  • Prime Power Generation - Case Study

    A national electricity grid must always be able to meet the needs of its users. This requires it to be: stable, maintaining the required electrical frequency (50 Hz in the UK); balanced, continuously matching supply to demand; and adequate, ensuring total generation capacity is never outstripped by demand. ...


    By Fuel Cell Today

  • HeatBlocker for the Power Generation Industry - Case Study

    Kalb Corporation manufactures HeatBlocker Exhaust Insulation systems for large generator sets used extensively in the power generation industry. The superior design and heavy duty materials used in our insulation systems guarantee that end users will receive maximum benefits from their application. HeatBlocker Exhaust Insulation Systems do an excellent job of reducing engine ...


    By Kalb Corporation

  • An optimal algorithm for cascaded reservoir operation by combining the grey forecasting model with DDDP

    The operation of cascaded reservoirs is a complex problem, and lots of algorithms have been developed for optimal cascaded reservoir operation. However, the existing algorithms usually have disadvantages such as the ‘curse of dimensionality’ and prematurity. This study proposes a grey discrete differential dynamic programming (GDDDP) algorithm for effectively optimizing the cascaded reservoir ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Agiba Gas Power Generation

    Proserve has recently carried out a power generation project with Agiba Petroleum Company in the western desert of Egypt to utilize the waste free flare gas instead of the very expensive fossil diesel fuel to power the oil production wells ‘pumps. The project faced several technical challenges. The associated gas has a low methane number” less than 45”,  which necessitated ...


    By ProServe Egypt

  • Power Inverter Basics

    Basic knowledge of power inverter Power inverter mainly adopts the PWM at present, controller switch to DC rapidly in a pulse-period to ensure that the DC integral value is equal to the sampling values of AC sine wave at the same time. After filtered, more than 96% sine wave output can be realized. Pulse inverter is self-excited inverter that output voltage is pulse modulation. This kind ...


    By GoHz Inc

  • GTI’s Cover Crucial Part of Slave Lake Pulp’s Biomethanation and Power Generation Project

    The Customer: Slave Lake Pulp, a subsidiary of West Fraser Mills Ltd., is a 240,000-tonne-per-year Bleached-Chemi-Thermo-Mechanical Pulp (BCTMP) mill located in northern Alberta, Canada. The mill primarily processes aspen to produce market pulp for the global market. The Customer’s Needs: Slave Lake Pulp was treating its high-strength wastewater in a ...

  • Vibration surveillance: Oil rig – Power generator - Case Study

    Equipment, plant overview, Context Oil rigs are located in Gulf countries, Emirates.Rigs are operating 24/7 and powered by quite big power generator 436 kW. According to operator, generator was running at higher temperature than expected. Due to the periodic displacement of the generator in the oil field, no wired monitoring system was possible. The Wi-care sensors (6) ...


    By Wi-Care

  • WESPs: Securing a cleaner future for power-generating facilities - Case Study

    This article explains why wet electrostatic precipitators remain a viable technology for dealing with today's increasingly stringent compliance issues. Despite recent, recession-related volatility in both power generation and consumption, industry analysts expect a resumption of long-term growth trends as continued global demand for energy — in both developed and developing nations ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • Perimeter Fence Lighting Power Generating Station Gains Security with Solar

    Project Summary End User: Power Generating Station in Southwest US Lighting Agent: R.C. Lurie Company (Lighting Design) Project Scope: Independently powered (solar) lighting systems for perimeter fencing surrounding a power generating station located in the Southwest US Product: ...

  • How do you bring electricity to 620 million people?

    Sub-Saharan Africa needs a more reliable energy supply. The way it chooses to meet that need will affect the entire planet. In South Africa, major cities are subject to regular power outages as electric utility Eskom periodically shuts down parts of its distribution system to take the pressure off the aging national grid. Whole areas of Cape Town and Johannesburg are without power ...


    By Ensia

  • Combination of a novel electrode material and artificial mediators to enhance power generation in an MFC

    This study focuses on two main aspects: developing a novel cost-effective electrode material and power production from domestic wastewater using three different mediators. Methylene blue (MB), neutral red (NR) and 2-hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone (HNQ) were selected as electrode mediators with different concentrations. A tin-coated copper mesh electrode was tested as anode electrode. Maximum power ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Exergy analysis of a thermoelectric power generator: influence of bi–tapered pin geometry on device characteristics

    The thermal characteristics of bi–tapered thermoelectric generator are investigated. The influence of the dimensionless shape parameter, associated with the device pin geometric configuration, on the first– and second–law efficiencies and device output power is examined. The study is extended to include the effects of the external load parameter and the device operating temperature ratio on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Electricity trading in Indian restructured power market

    In the past few years, most of the electricity industries around the world have been undergoing a movement from monopoly utilities to restructured competitive electricity markets. At present time, the operation of electricity markets all over the world varies from one country to another. Indian electricity market is trading with power transactions through power exchanges. Practically, Indian ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What is Cogeneration?

    Cogeneration is the process of generating both electrical and heat energy from a single fuel source.  Also known as Combined Heat & Power (CHP), cogeneration makes use of the commonly discarded thermal energy which is generated from the combustion of fuels such as diesel, natural gas, bi-fuel, and even  ...

  • Case study - ElectraTherm generates power from low temperature geothermal

    Site: Florida Canyon, Nevada, USA Gross Power Output: up to 75kWe Hot Water Input Range: 225-230F Hot Water Flow: 150 GPM Thermal Heat Input: 660kWt Air Cooled Condenser ElectraTherm successfully commissioned its Green Machine at the Florida Canyon Mine in Imlay, Nevada. ElectraTherm marked the occasion at Florida Canyon Mine with a commissioning ceremony including officials ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Case study - Green Machine uses biomass to put power back on the grid

    St. Helena Island, South Carolina Gross Power Output: up to 43kWe Thermal Heat Input: 200 - 500kWt Hot Water Input Range: 160 - 235°F Hot Water Flow: 150 GPM     Cold Water Input: 68°F Cold Water Flow: 150 GPM In fall 2010, American Capital Resources Company installed ElectraTherm’s heat-to-power Green Machine, for generating power from ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Tailor-made controls for hazardous, corrosive and subsea environments

    With the oil and gas industry in general facing pressures of extracting from marginal fields on and off-shore, it is vital that every platform is designed to be as energy efficient and productive as possible. In a recent interview Kevin Aston, a product expert at Rotork Midland, said: “Midland-ACS, which is the industry recognised brand of Rotork Midland, has been providing products and ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Random vibration Monte Carlo simulation using multiple harmonic function schemes

    The reliability study of structures under random vibration involves the performance of Monte Carlo simulation in time domain. One important part of such analyses is the generation of load time histories that must accurately represent the characteristics of the stochastic loads. There are several methods to generate time histories from a power spectral density (PSD) function. One common approach ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An assessment of reservoir filling policies for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

    Africa's largest hydropower facility is currently under construction on the main stem of the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is poised to facilitate regional development with a 63 billion cubic meter reservoir and 6,000 MW of power generating capacity. To date, however, no reservoir filling rate policy has been established. This policy will have ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Negative Power Generation Aspects of Adopting Renewable Sources

    Renewable energy resources are all the rage nowadays on a global scale with the biggest benefit of providing unlimited access without any fear of depletion or running out in the near future. It also provides the edge of saving the continuously decreasing fossil fuel reserves and to protect the planet against the harmful pollution caused by the burning of all non-renewable resources. Some common ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

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