hydroelectric equipment Articles

  • Lake Dorothy Hydroelectric Dam Completion Benefits Alaska Residents

    The Lake Dorothy Hydroelectric Project, located near Juneau Alaska, was begun in 2006 and completed in 2010.  Karl Vander, of North Pacific Erectors, was the Project Manager.  North Pacific Erectors, a General Contractor for ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • INSPECTION and Continuous Quality Surveillance during the construction of hydroelectric powerplants. Published in International Water Pow

    During the construction of hydroelectric plants, poor quality can have a hugely negative impact on construction time, on plant performance and on safety. INSPECTEAM Hydro has developed a method known as the Continuous Quality Surveillance Scheme (CQSS). The article describes the method to minimize the Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) and to ensure the best quality performance during the ...


    By Inspecteam Hydro

  • Oil-Water Separator with New Coalescing Media Handles High Load Stormwater at HydroElectric Powerplant to Yield Zero Oil Discharge

    Background Removal of oil from water before the water is discharged into a river or other body of water is an important environmental goal. In order to accomplish this, a major hydropower producer in the southern United States contracted with HydroQuip, Inc.* for the supply of a state of the art oil/water separator. The power plant had several goals, but the most important was that in ...


    By Lantec Products, Inc.

  • The ABCs of small hydro upgrade and automation

    Abstract - Small hydroelectric is increasingly depended on to provide regional power capacity, as municipalities seek more sustainable sources of energy. Yet, hydroelectric or hydro power has some negative perceptions. Other sustainable sources of energy like wind and solar power are early in their equipment and technology life cycles. Hydroelectric facilities are typically older and operate with ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Railroad track ballast crushing and screening plant

    Track ballast forms the track bed upon which railway sleepers (UK) or railroad ties (US) are laid. It is packed between, below, and around the ties. It is typically made of crushed stone, although ballast has sometimes consisted of other, less suitable materials. The crushed stone comes from the stone crushing and screening plant, and DSMAC supply high efficiency railroad track ballast crushing ...


    By DSMAC Group

  • SBR system treats remote Hydro-Québec worker

    By favouring hydroelectricity, a source of renewable energy, Hydro-Québec meets the needs of the present, while making sure it preserves Québec’s environmental heritage and the energy supply of future generations. The La Romaine hydropower complex is the largest infrastructure project underway in Canada. Located about 55 km from Havre-Saint-Pierre, over 2,000 workers are ...


    By Premier Tech Aqua

  • SBR Package system

    Québec has important water resources. Hydro-Québec, a leader in the field of sustainable development, exploits and develops this collective heritage while respecting the environment. By favouring hydroelectricity, a source of renewable energy, Hydro-Québec meets the needs of the present while making sure it preserves Québec’s environmental heritage and the energy ...


    By Premier Tech Aqua

  • Manic 5 and Manic 5 PA (Hydro Québec), Quebec case study

    Part of an hydroelectric complex counting four dams, Manic 5 and Manis 5 PA are two power houses installed in the valley of the Manicouagan river, north of Québec. Unveiled in 1970, this plant represents the higher multiple-arch and buttress dam in the world. For the Manic 5 and Manic 5 PA sanitary water treatment, Hydro-Québec mandated the Groupe-conseil TDA to find a compact ...


    By H2O Innovation

  • Power plants use oil skimmers to prevent contamination from spills

    Most hydroelectric plants designed in the 1960s were built with a station drainage sump that collects all drainage from the plant. As designed, float switches activate sump pumps that discharge liquids directly into the tailrace. The system cannot distinguish between types of liquids, so in the event of an oil leak, oil in the sump could be released into the tailrace. Modern ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Effective Removal of Zebra Mussels with Amiad Screen Technology

    Introduction The zebra mussel, native to the Black and Caspian Seas, has spread in the past few decades to waterways throughout the world mostly via ballast water. Zebra mussels, when non-indigenous to the environment, pose a serious threat to intakes of facilities that rely on fresh and brackish surface water. The mussel colonies obstruct the flow of water through the pipelines eventually ...

  • Solving waste oil management and removal problems in power generating plants

    If your plant is like most, it is doing a good job of preventing oily water waste and waste oils from escaping into the environment. But at what cost? As labor resources dwindle, operating and maintaining drainage systems, oil separators, and sometimes inadequate oil removal equipment is expensive. Paying higher than needed costs for waste oil disposal, filtration and water treatment due to these ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Make it green - cloud computing and its contribution to climate change

    The announcement of Apple’s iPad has been much anticipated by a world with an ever-increasing appetite for mobile computing devices as a way to connect, interact, learn and work. As rumours circulated – first about its existence and then about its capabilities - the iPad received more media attention than any other gadget in recent memory. Apple Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs finally ...


    By Greenpeace International

  • No Place Is Too Far

    The remote location of hydropower stations is often a great challenge when major repair work is necessary. The refurbishment of a large generator in the Scottish Highlands shows how Sulzer finds cost-effective service solutions even in places miles from nowhere. Much of the UK hydroelectric capacity was built during the 1950s. These installations have performed extremely well, especially ...


    By Sulzer

  • Reviewing Near-Miss Safety Incidents Throughout the Hydro Industry

    Bruce Meaker answered a series of questions written by marcus evans before the forthcoming 2nd Annual Hydro Plant Maintenance & Reliability Conference, June 5-7, 2012 in Seattle, WA. All responses represent the view of Mr. Meaker and not necessarily those of Snohomish County Public Utility District. Can you explain the ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • Renewable Energy Projects on Contaminated Property | Managing the Risks Part II

    Part II of Renewable Energy Projects on Contaminated Property | Managing the Risks The First entry can be found at Part I Risk and Exposures in the Life Cycle of a Project The typical renewable energy project involves multiple parties: tax equity investors; equity investors; local utilities; engineering, procurement, ...

  • Power Plant Asset Transactions Managing Environmental Issues

    Deregulation of the electricity industry has spawned unprecedented asset transfer activity among electric generating companies. Many companies are focusing on generation, while a large number of former generating companies are shifting their focus to concentrate on power distribution and communication initiatives. The result is a significant turnover of power plants to new owners as generating ...


    By AECOM

  • Digester Developer Taps Natural Gas Markets

    IN the late 1990s, Dan Eastman and two colleagues were researching business opportunities in the renewable energy industry. They were looking for a commercially viable technology that could take renewable energy from an experimental phase to a solid business investment. In 1999, Eastman and his partners founded Microgy, Inc., with its base in Wisconsin. The company licensed the Xergi anaerobic ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Advanced Water Quality Techniques Course

    Abstract:The development of a strategic water quality monitoring program is based on prioritizing risks to public safety and economic reality. The development of global standardized methods and protocols for automated water quality monitoring would facilitate international communication of water quality information and comparison of standardized methods and protocols. The three primary methods ...


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