self-contained electrical power Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • Policy and economic issues of electrical power and energy systems

    During the last quarter of the 20th century, many developments have served as catalysts for changes in the national energy policies of countries throughout the globe. These catalysts have affected the institutions and energy framework of virtually every country. In the majority of countries, the predominant electricity supply institution is the electric utility monopoly characterised by some ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental Profile of the Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation Industry

    Introduction The EPA's Office of Compliance has developed a series of profiles or notebooks containing information on selected major industries. These notebooks, which focus on key indicators that holistically present air, water, and land pollutant release data, have been thoroughly reviewed by experts from both inside and outside the EPA. What will you find in this ...

  • Mirrors in Space for Low-Cost Terrestrial Solar Electric Power at Night

    ABSTRACT — A constellation of 18 mirror satellites is proposed in a polar sun synchronous dawn to dusk orbit at an altitude of approximately 1000 km above the earth. Each mirror satellite contains a multitude of 2 axis tracking mirror segments that collectively direct a sun beam down at a target solar electric field site delivering a solar intensity to that terrestrial site equivalent to ...


    By JX Crystals

  • Power quality issues and power electronics

    Harmonics in the distribution network have become an area of keen interest for utilities, power consumers and academic researchers due to its potentially disruptive impact on economy. This interest has lead to the development of a large number of standards that contain the problems as well as technological solutions to meet the specifications of the standards. In this paper, we discuss the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Use of biogas for cogeneration of heat and electricity for local application: performance evaluation of an engine power generator and a sludge thermal dryer

    A small unit of cogeneration of energy and heat was tested at the Centre for Research and Training on Sanitation UFMG/COPASA – CePTS, located at the Arrudas Sewage Treatment Plant, in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The unit consisted of an engine power generator adapted to run on biogas, a thermal dryer prototype and other peripherals (compressor, biogas storage tank, air blower, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • One Year Full-Scale Study of Ozone Cooling Water Treatment at a German Electric Power Station

    This paper presents the operating results of ozone treatment of the water in a cooling system with an open loop containing the following elements: • Main cooling water pumps• Cooling water storage tanks• Distribution manifold to cooling water users• Cooling water collecting basins• Cooling water recycling pumps• Cooling tower The system reviewed in this paper is the side stream ...

  • One year full-scale study of Ozone Cooling Water Treatment at a German Electric Power Station

    This paper presents the operating results of ozone treatment of the water in a cooling system with an open loop containing the following elements: Main cooling water pumps Cooling water storage tanks Distribution manifold to cooling water users Cooling water collecting basins Cooling water recycling pumps Cooling tower The system ...


    By Absolute Systems Inc.

  • TB 10: Baltimore Gas and Electric-Uses Liqui-Cel® Deoxygenators in Nuclear Power Plant

    Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors from Hoechst Celanese Corporation are being used to deoxygenate the high purity makeup water at BG&E Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant in Lusby MD. Ecolochem, Inc., headquartered in Norfolk Virginia, designed, built, and now maintains the make-up water treatment system under a service contract. Ecolochem specializes in water treatment ...


  • Harnessing The Power Of Microbes

    University researchers are advancing both the understanding and scalability of a biological process where bacteria living under anaerobic conditions consume organic waste and generate electrons and protons that are tapped for electricity production.IMAGINE a self-sustaining battery that never runs out of juice. While the notion may sound far-fetched, Dr. Leonard Tender at the Naval Research ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Power Positive Resource Recovery

    Using laws of thermodynamic analysis to evaluate the energy and power characteristics of wastewater and beneficial uses of biogas offers greater insight into best business practices and what is achievable. Growing numbers of waste-water treatment plants (WWTP) are striving to produce more power onsite. In recent years, there’s even been a race among WWTP operators to see who can ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • U.S. Nuclear Power in Decline

    Nuclear power generation in the United States is falling. After increasing rapidly since the 1970s, electricity generation at U.S. nuclear plants began to grow more slowly in the early 2000s. It then plateaued between 2007 and 2010—before falling more than 4 percent over the last two years. Projections for 2013 show a further 1 percent drop. With reactors retiring early and proposed ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • The flawed economics of nuclear power

    Over the last few years the nuclear industry has used concerns about climate change to argue for a nuclear revival. Although industry representatives may have convinced some political leaders that this is a good idea, there is little evidence of private capital investing in nuclear plants in competitive electricity markets. The reason is simple: nuclear power is uneconomical. In an excellent ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • The evolution of the topology of high-voltage electricity networks

    The electricity network represents an example of an evolving complex system. The first local networks contained only a few nodes, but within several decades, they have evolved into a highly connected continental system. The growth of these networks was influenced by various factors such as economic, demographic, political and technological developments. In this paper, we analyse the growth of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evils for giant power houses

    Giant Electricity Power Houses such as giant thermal power plants or giant nuclear power plants are established  either by governments by collecting tax from the people or by giant private companies by collecting huge money by way of shares of the company. In either cases, money comes from the people.   Giant  Electricity Power Houses give rise to giant ...


    By AADHUNIK GLOBAL ENERGY

  • 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

  • Solving solar-power issues

    Certainly, no one would accept only having electricity during the day, and then only on clear days, if they have a choice. We need energy storage -- batteries. Unfortunately, batteries add a lot of cost and maintenance to the PV system. Currently, however, it's a necessity if you want to be completely independent. One way around the problem is to connect your house to the utility grid, buying ...


  • Brazos Electric Generation Facility and Fractional Electrodeionization (FEDI®)

    Overview Brazos Electric Cooperative Power Plant in Cleburne, TX is a nominal 258 MW combined cycle gas fired power plant operating on AGC (Automatic Generation Control) load requirements. The plant uses approximately 54 million gallons of water per year for boiler feed water and NOx control of its combustion turbine. The power plant was originally commissioned in 1997. The ...


    By QUA Group LLC

  • The Emerging Power of Microgrids

    Over many decades, the centralized power grid — a one-way flow of electricity, generated by large, remote power plants and distributed over miles of transmission lines to homes and businesses — succeeded in delivering electricity across continents to billions. But in recent years the system’s shortcomings have become increasingly ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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