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  • Generating thermal energy from the Sun – Case Study

    With the rising cost of electricity from fossil fuels, solar thermal energy (STE) currently leads the way as the most cost-effective solar technology. Major solar thermal power industry players are striving to make the economics of solar power a mainstream renewable energy source. Solar thermal electric energy generation concentrates the light from the sun to create heat, and that heat is used ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Oil Measurement in SAGD Steam Generation

    The steam injection enhanced oil recovery method used primarily in Alberta, Canada, also known as Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD), pushes energy in the form of steam into the formation to liquefy very heavy oil known as bitumen so it can be recovered and lifted to the surface. This method causes the continuous release of water soluble organic material more commonly known as WSO’s ...

  • Smurfit Kappa - Case Study

    Long term relationship between paper producer and Paques The Smurfit Kappa Group produces 5.5 million tonnes of containerboard per year and is active in 21 countries. Containerboard is corrugated or solid cardboard for making containers. Since 1983, Smurfit Kappa and Paques have worked on 25 large effluent projects together. The majority concerns anaerobic treatment of ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Turbomachinery Rotor Dynamics - Latest Modelling & Simulation CAE for design and analysis, using SoftInWay’s Integrated Tool

    The Rotor-Dynamic System of a typical turbomachine consists of rotors, bearings and support structures. The aim of the designer undertaking analysis is to understand the dynamics of the rotating component and its implication. Today the industry practices and specifications rely heavily on the accuracy of rotor-dynamic simulated predictions to progressively reduce empirical iterations and save ...


    By SoftInWay Inc.

  • Case Study - 30MW Single Flash Power Plant and 20 MW Expansion

    Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea – 2005 In December 2003, Lihir Management Company awarded GDA a contract for supply and site supervision for a 30MW (net) geothermal power plant. In 2005, Lihir contracted with GDA for an additional 20 MW of plant equipment. The picture at the right shows the main power house and annex under construction. The power house is the larger open section which ...

  • VIYELLATEX improves factory efficiency thanks to cogeneration with gas engines

    VIYELLATEX Limited is the composite knit apparel and textile manufacturing business unit of VIYELLATEX group. It started its operations in 1996. The company is comprised of design and product development, sample, knitting, washing, cutting, sewing and finishing sections. The Textile Testing Corporation (Testing Lab) is also a part of VIYELLATEX. It caters to major buyers such as Puma, S.Oliver, ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Overhaul Completed in Just 30 Days

    Sulzer completed an overhaul of three General Electric steam turbines and five Clark compressors for a large ethylene plant in Colombia. Sulzer’s service centers in Texas and Bogotá worked together to inspect and repair the three turbines. Sulzer staff helped the customer with project planning, full commissioning, and testing within a very tight timeframe. The city of ...


    By Sulzer Ltd.

  • Steam Turbine Rotor Transient Thermo-Structural Analysis and Lifetime Prediction

    Market requirements for faster and more frequent power unit start-up events result in a much faster deterioration of equipment, and a shorter equipment lifespan. Significant heat exchange occurs between steam and turbine rotors during the start-up process and even more intensive heat exchange takes place during the condensation phase in cold start-up mode, which leads to further thermal stresses ...


    By SoftInWay Inc.

  • Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Coming To An Island Near You

    Ocean Thermal Energy (OTE) Corporation may be landlocked in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but that isn’t stopping them from looking to the ocean for 24/7 electricity. Their primary technology is Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC), which uses the temperature differentials in the ocean to produce steam. The steam, in turn, activates a turbine, which generates clean energy and potable water. ...

  • Noor II and Noor III eye cost savings from site integration

    With similar timeframes and a shared site, the Noor II and Noor III CSP projects in Morocco’s Noor Ouarzazate Solar Complex are expected to gain from multiple synergies during both construction and operations, Badis Derradji, ACWA Power’s managing director for Morocco, told CSP Today. Parallel construction on the two projects is bringing considerable cost benefits, even though ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Rural electrification by palm waste

    Change of Africa from poverty to prosperity Those will be the happiest who have their own power. Future is for those who have their own power. Let diesel prices go up 10 times. you are not affected if you have your own power. Let electricity become 20 times costly, you are not affected if you have your own power. Palm waste is the huge source of energy. you can ...


    By AADHUNIK GLOBAL ENERGY

  • Economics of tiny thermal power plants

    Thermal power plants is the main source of energy and electricity in India and almost all countries of the world. Most of the giant thermal power plants have capacity of 500MW to 1000 MW. Investment in such giant thermal power plants is Rs 100 million per MW including transmission lines and distribution lines. ( 60 rupees = 1 US$, MW=1000KW). So 1000MW thermal power plant costs Rs 100 million/MW ...


    By AADHUNIK GLOBAL ENERGY

  • Large parabolic solar baskets

    I have recently designed and started manufacturing large parabolic solar baskets which will be proved to be the most revolutionary tool to produce local power in farms, in industries and in villages and to decentralize world economy from oil based to soil based. My solar baskets are one type of parabolic solar concentrators with short focal length which will be produced at the cheapest rates even ...


    By AADHUNIK GLOBAL ENERGY

  • Advanced, integrated systems meet the challenges of commercial-scale operation

    Technological frontiers in die alternative energy industry continue to widen in countries around the globe. As such, die exploitation of biomass as a source of energy has become die fastest-growing sector among a growing roster of energy solutions. Today, more energy is produced from various forms of biomass dian from all wind, solar and geodicrmal applications combined. Much of die excitement ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • Nuclear power plant keeps intakes clean - case study

    When this nuclear power plant in the Great Lakes region needed reliable traveling water screens to keep it’s intakes clean, they chose International Water Screens. Vertical screens with hoods provide clean water to create steam to generate up to 725,000 kilowatts of electricity for the surrounding region. This project included: Traveling Screen(s) Elevator ...


    By International Water Screens

  • Case study - Waste heat generates steam and savings

    OVERVIEW A coil coating facility purchased a new a 15,000 SCFM Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) which had a nominal heat transfer efficiency rate of 90% thermal energy recovery. It was designed with supplemental fuel injection (SFI) which is used during low VOC loading conditions, to help save fuel cost.  The facility was looking for additional ways to decrease their exhaust ...

  • Turbine condensers for propylene production

    Propylene is one of the most important compounds in the chemical industry. It's primarily used to make the plastic polypropylene, but also in many other processes. A propylene factory in Ningbo, China set Körting Hannover AG an exceptional process-engineering challenge. It appointed the company to design special turbine condensers to produce 600,000 tonnes of propylene per year. The ...


    By Körting Hannover AG

  • Exergy analysis of DSG parabolic trough collectors for the optimal integration with a combined cycle

    A comprehensive energy and exergy analysis was conducted for various components of a direct steam generation (DSG) parabolic trough solar collector field under nominal operating conditions to assess performance of the components and to optimally integrate them with a thermal system. The solar field was modelled mathematically to compute thermal loss and consequently the thermodynamic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renewable resource Trechwitz ORC - Case Study

    This plant has an electrical output of 800 kW and a thermal power of 760 KW. At the biogas plant in Trechwitz, an unconventional heat utilisation model was installed. The waste heat from the CHP unit is used to generate power in an ORC unit (Organic Rankine Cycle). The heat goes into an evaporator, and the operating liquid is converted into pressurised steam. The steam is depressurised by ...


    By Wolf Power Systems GmbH

  • 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  ...

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