power plant monitoring Articles

  • The benefits of monitoring compressed air

    Compressed air is used in many manufacturing processes for many different reasons, from the actuation and control of pneumatic valves and cylinders to the operation of process machinery and tooling. It can also be used as a transport medium for bulk materials or as a purge gas. For all its uses it is nonetheless expensive. This is why, through detailed monitoring, a business can enjoy the ...


    By Contrec Europe Limited

  • Fuel terminal upgrade installs advanced valve actuation and control - Case Study

    Sector: Oil & Gas Category: Control Networks, Electric Actuators, Fluid Power Actuators, Services Products: CP, Extended Scope, Field Service, IQ3 Range, Pakscan Overview Independent tank storage provider Vopak is increasing and enhancing fuel capacity at the Vopak Terminal Durban in South ...


    By Rotork

  • Plant area monitoring at Krško

    Post-Fukushima upgrades at Krško in Slovenia (www.nek.si) are being implemented in accordance with the requirements of the national regulator and the plant owners. The first phase, including a passive containment vent filtering system and hydrogen recombiners, a new emergency diesel generator, and a protected store of mobile emergency equipment, is already completed. The next phase in ...


    By Bertin Technologies

  • Application of the Most Recent Monitoring Systems in Hydro Power Plants

    Abstract The paper describes main reasons for refurbishment of hydro power plants and summarizes the most frequent works during refurbishment. A special attention is paid to the process of refurbishment of the electric equipment, in the first line generators and excitation systems, and integration of the most contemporary monitoring system. The paper talks about some of the methods of ...

  • Monitoring the Bavarian nuclear power plants online applying a Lagrangian model

    In 1997, the Monitoring System for Nuclear Power Plants (KFÜ) - located in the Bavarian office of environmental protection - was upgraded. The change included replacing the Gaussian plume model by a numerical dispersion model based on the Lagrangian theory. The KFÜ system allows the assessment of the doses workers receive in routine and emergency operation. Improvements of the new monitoring ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nuclear power plant on-line sensor calibration monitoring implementation issues

    The use of empirical models for on-line monitoring (OLM) of safety-critical instrumentation for calibration reduction has been investigated for over a decade. To help support the regulatory review of possible licence amendments for US nuclear power plants, a series of three NUREG/CRs is being developed for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The third of these volumes, entitled 'Limiting Case ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Disposal of saline wastewater from electrical power plants

    Saline wastewater from a coal-fired Utah Power Plant has been applied in central Utah, USA, since 1987, to irrigate various agricultural crops. The primary goals of this research: to dispose of saline wastewater by maximising actual evapotranspiration (ETa) and to prevent contamination of surface and groundwater by eliminating runoff and throughout the years (1987-2005). Plots were established ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - E.ON Power Plant Nuremberg

    Water level, water flow and discharge are monitored at two inflows of the E.ON electricity power plan Franken I, using the OTT SLD, with horizontal Doppler-flow sensors. The purpose of this measurement is to optimize the operation of the plan which partly covers the demand for electricity in the conurbation of Nuremberg-Fuerth-Erlangen.  OTT technologies for this project have been in use ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • The state of the art in nuclear power plant instrumentation and control

    Advances over the past decade in process Instrumentation and Control (I&C) for nuclear power plants have occurred in three areas: 1. digital I&C; 2. sensors and transmitters; 3. online monitoring. These areas are the subject of this paper, including a discussion of the related opportunities and challenges.Keywords: digital instrumentation, digital control, nuclear power plants, NPP, nuclear ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • 2 MWe Biomass Power Plant Case Study

    This 2 MWe Biomass Power Plant is one of the turnkey products of Biomass Power. The plant was fully commissioned in September 2007. The plant has a capacity of 11 MW thermal and rated at 2MWe producing 15,700 MWh of green electricity per year, 100% of which is exported to the grid. The fuels used are from forestry and agricultural residues, wet woodchips, compost oversize, straw and miscanthus, ...


    By Biomass Power Limited (BPL)

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Monitors Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Globally, little attention is paid to gaseous emissions from wastewater treatment processes. This contrasts greatly with the regulatory monitoring that is applied to the quality of water emissions from such facilities. However, in Helsinki, Finland, a large municipal wastewater treatment facility continuously monitors its emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to help in the city’s efforts to ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Permit Compliance Monitoring for the Power Generation Industry

    The Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990 authorized EPA to develop regulations requiring facilities to monitor the adequacy of emission control equipment and plant operations. This paper discusses the various methods available for coal-fired power plants and gas turbine installations to demonstrate a reasonable assurance of facility compliance with emission limitations, and ensure that control ...

  • Quick response to assist nuclear power plant

    A US nuclear plant and their engineering contractor were faced with an unexpected challenge in the course of design work regarding installation of an emergency steam dump sparger in the plant’s Low Pressure (LP) condenser. During pre-outage reviews of the planned installation, it was found that an existing partition plate running nearly the length of the condenser was obstructing access. ...


    By Intek, Inc.

  • 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

  • Reliable silica monitoring supports power station efficiency

    West Burton B CCGT is a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine power station near Nottingham in the UK. It has three open-cycle gas turbines capable of generating enough electricity for approximately 1.5 million UK homes. In common with all combustion based power stations, the CCGT has a requirement to monitor silica levels in the Plant’s water and steam processes. Sean Todd, the Plant’s Control ...

  • 2012 and Beyond: State of-the-Art Radiation Monitoring Systems for Nuclear Power Plants and Accelerators

    Executive Summary: Demand for Electrical Power is Far Outpacing the Current Global Capacity. "Our modem industrial world stands or falls on the success of our People, Institutions and Infrastructure. Clean Electric Power including Nuclear Power is a central pillar of our global infrastructure requirement. " Robert Goldstein, 2011. The recognition of this critical element - ...


    By Technical Associates

  • A model-based ensemble approach to plant-wide online sensor monitoring

    Online sensor monitoring aims at detecting anomalies in sensors and reconstructing their correct signals during operation. Since 1994, research at the OECD Halden Reactor Project has focused on the problem of sensor monitoring, eventually developing the PEANO system for signal validation. PEANO combines fuzzy clustering and auto-associative neural networks and has proved successful in a variety ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Perception of pollution and expectation from NTPC's Talcher Super Thermal Power Plant

    The National Thermal Power Corporation's (NTPC) Talcher Super Thermal Power Plant (TSTPP) is situated near Talcher in the district of Angul in Orissa and is the biggest power-generating station in India, with an installed capacity of 3000 MW. The local population considers it both a boon and a bane: a boon because of area development and a bane because of pollution. A case-based exploratory ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • On-line monitoring for improving performance of nuclear power plantspart 2: Process and componentcondition monitoring and diagnostics

    The IAEA’s work in the area of nuclear power plant operating performance and life cycle management isaimed at enhancing the capability of Member States to utilize good engineering and management practicesdeveloped and transferred by the IAEA. In particular, the IAEA supports activities such as improving nuclearpower plant performance, plant life management, training, power uprating, operational ...

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