Steam Turbines Articles

  • Cultivating geothermal energy sources – Case Study

    Since the early twentieth century, geothermal energy has been used to produce electricity. In the 1980’s and 90’s, rapid expansion in the demand for geothermal energy put pressure on suppliers to reduce costs and increase efficiencies. Because of high temperatures and varying ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • District heating reduces carbon footprint – Case Study

    District heating is a system for distributing heat generated from a centralized location for residential and commercial heating requirements. The heat is often obtained from a cogeneration plant that burns fossil fuels, but increasingly these plants are transitioning to biomass. According to recent research, district heating is one of the cheapest methods of reducing carbon on the planet and has ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Projects Thermoelectric Generators in a Geothermal Field - Case Study

    This is an R&D project which will build and test a new field-scale thermoelectric generator (TEG) at our Bottle Rock Power geothermal facility near Cobb, California. TEGs produce electrical energy when a strong enough temperature difference exists across the generator (a phenomenon known as the Seebeck effect). This will be the first ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • More Power & Flexibility Lead to Profits Case Study

    In 2014, Powerphase installed a Turbophase system consisting of two Turbophase modules, at a cogeneration plant in the U.S. The Morris Cogen plant is a 177 MW combined-cycle gas facility located within the Equistar Chemicals petrochemical plant in Morris, IL. The Morris plant has a single pressure steam turbine (ST) (625 psig/750°F) rated at 57 MW, and three GE MS6001B, PG6561 gas turbines ...


    By Powerphase

  • World leader in steam turbine technology development and application contracted to build six steam powered energy plants

    Situation: A world leader in the development and application of steam turbine technology was contracted to build six steam powered energy plants for an overseas customer. A key component in the manufacturing process of most of the equipment parts was the application of a protective coating prior to final assembly and transportation for delivery. The onsite conventional fixed coating facility ...


    By Duroair Technologies Inc.

  • 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.

  • As Global Demand for Electricity Grows, Geothermal Energy Heats Up

    January 9, 2017 — At 2:46 p.m. local time on Friday, March 11, 2011, Japan was rocked by the largest earthquake ever to strike its shores. The 9.1 magnitude quake triggered a devastating tsunami that killed more than 15,000 people. It also took out the back-up emergency generators that cooled the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant complex, causing a series of ...


    By Ensia

  • Full steam ahead: a look at steam Turbines and how the Speed of development is accelerating

    A whole ecosystem is built around steam turbine technology, consisting of manufacturers, service providers and owner operators. The technology has grown from simple marine applications to many different types of power generation, processing and other applications. Major players have pursued several approaches to growth and new product development: mergers & acquisitions; licensing and core ...


    By SoftInWay Inc.

  • Case Study - 6MW Non-Condensing Power Plant

    Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea – 2003 First Geothermal Power Station in PNG: Press Release, April 16, 2003 Lihir Gold Limited “Gold company Lihir Gold Limited is turning its vast geothermal resource into an opportunity. In April, the company started commissioning a 6MW geothermal power station, the first in Papua New Guinea to use natural geothermal ...

  • Case Study - Aluto Langano Power Plant Rehabilitation

    Aluto Langano, Ethiopia – 2007 The Aluto Langano Geothermal Pilot Plant (ALGPP) is located on the Aluto volcanic complex of the Ethiopian Rift valley, close to the eastern escarpment between Lake Langano and Lake Ziway, some 200 km southeast of Addis Ababa. The Aluto volcanic complex is a young acidic system consisting of domes, lava, and pyroclastic interbeds. The geothermal field was ...

  • 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 ...

  • Petrochemistry: Monitoring the magnetic clutch of a boiler fan - Case Study

    Equipment, Context:   The manufacturing site is a steam cracker in Europe operating 24 hours 7 days a week. To ensure its production, the plant has three boilers supplying in vapor several steam turbines and furnaces. The monitored equipment is a fan linked to a boiler. Fan is equipped with a magnetic-clutch allowing a driving ...


    By Wi-Care

  • 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.

  • Water analyzer packages for monitoring critical process parameters in steam production of renewable energy plant Shams I - Case Study

    Located in western Abu Dhabi, Shams is a large renewable energy project in operation in the Middle East and owned by Masdar. It is a concentrating solar power station with a capacity of 100 MW of clean, renewable electricity by the use of large parabolic solar fields. In both traditional and concentrated solar power plants, the steam cycle is key to generating electricity. By monitoring the ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • 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

  • Geothermal plant protects pumps - case study

    This large geothermal company needed reliable equipment in the deserts of southeastern California. Geothermal plants turn water into to steam to drive turbines. Protecting the pumps is paramount. Keeping the inflowing water clean of debris and marine life, an IWS traveling water screen provides reliable removal with minimal labor. Debris is lifted from the water, and dropped directly into a ...


    By International Water Screens

  • Converting waste into valuable resources with the Gasplasma process

    Abstract This paper reports on a novel process development to convert waste into renewable energy using gasification. Advanced Plasma Power (APP) has developed an advanced thermal conversion technology, (Gasplasma ), capable of treating a wide range of organic and inorganic wastes. In the two-stage thermal process, the fluidised bed gasifier (FBG) converts the waste to a crude syngas ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

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