Gas Power Generation Articles

  • 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 ...

  • Animation: How Wind Turbines Work

    The windmill, which converts wind into rotational energy to mill grain or pump water, has been around since antiquity. It’s even been claimed that Ancient Babylonians planned to harness wind as early as almost 4,000 years ago, as part of a scheme for one of Hammurabi’s ambitious irrigation projects. By the end of the 19th century, wind energy took on a whole new meaning as engineers ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Rockingham Landfill Gas Power Plant - Case Study

    The Rockingham landfill gas power station is located in Rockingham, Western Australia and is operated by AGL. After over a decade of operation using the original Jenbacher J320 engines by GE, Clarke Energy will deliver a fourth J320, bringing the total installed ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Unbeatable Proximity

    When it comes to refurbishing a rotor in a power plant, delivery time and shipping costs play a major role. Because of its nearby service center, Sulzer was able to make an unbeatable offer to an Indonesian customer and even bring a retired rotor back into operation. Indonesia contains large oil reserves, e.g., at the Duri Field in Sumatra. There, a cogeneration power plant ...


    By Sulzer

  • The Power of the Moon

    The influence the moon has on life on earth is disputed. However, during an assignment in Southeast Asia, vibration experts from Sulzer were able to clearly confirm that the moon can even affect pumps. With its broad expertise, the Sulzer team was able to solve an unusual case of vibration. Southeast Asia is a key exporter of LNG (liquefied natural gas) to global markets, and it is ...


    By Sulzer

  • Natural Gas Overlooked in Obama's Clean Power Plan

    NatGas: The Unnoticed Bridge to Achieving Obama's Clean Power Initiative Los Angeles, CA – (September 18, 2015) – It is now apparent that the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan aims to significantly reduce the amount of power generated by coal. It’s a game changer for utilities, mining companies and equipment suppliers. And, it’s ...

  • Pushing the Limits of Reengineering

    Cutting-edge turbine technology enables more efficient and cleaner power generation. However, the service of advanced gas turbines is challenging—especially when parts need to be replaced. The example of a blade replacement project shows how Sulzer establishes innovative reengineering processes and contributes to a secure energy supply that causes less carbon emission. A Sulzer ...


    By Sulzer

  • Modernising gas fired power plant boiler damper drives and damper bearings

    Sector: Power Generation Category: Fluid Power Actuators, Services Products: PM/DM, Retrofit The challenge of modernising the instrumentation on an old utility boiler can be overwhelming, especially when the boiler was originally commissioned in 1964. Power utility base load preference has historically been the domain of the larger coal fired boilers. That has been the desired management ...


    By Rotork

  • Tronox Namakwa sands furnace Gas CHP Plant - Case Study

    Tronox is the largest fully integrated producer of titanium ore and titanium dioxide in the world. The Tronox Mineral Sands cogeneration power generation plant, located in the Western Cape, uses the waste gas from two open arc DC furnaces as an energy source. The gas engine power plant operates on waste gas ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • High-Resolution Site Characterization with Multilevel Systems

    Within the last few years, the U.S. EPA added a new focus area on high-resolution site characterization (HRSC) to their Contaminated Site Clean-Up Information (CLU-IN) website. The U.S. EPA’s definition of HRSC is: “High-resolution site characterization (HRSC) strategies and techniques use scale-appropriate ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Drum mixer compounds wide range of particles... and a modified paddle mixer solves a tricky problem

    In 1985 Mortex Manufacturing Co., Inc., bought a new rotary drum mixer in anticipation of expanding its line of chemical additives that are used to make decorative, nonskid coatings for concrete around swimming pools and on patios. The additives are mixed with white cement and white ...

  • Thermal Power Gas Turbines Market Analysis to 2020

    RnRMarketResearch.com adds report “Gas Turbines for Thermal Power, 2014 Update – Global Market Size, Average Pricing, Equipment Segmentation and Competitive Landscape Analysis to 2020” to its store.   “Gas Turbines for Thermal Power, 2014 Update Global Market Size, Average Pricing, Equipment Segmentation and Competitive Landscape Analysis ...


  • Thermodynamic analysis of an integrated gasification combined cycle power plant: effect of nitrogen supply on system performance

    A comprehensive thermodynamic analysis of a conceptual integrated coal gasification combined cycle power plant is presented. Energy and exergy efficiencies and exergy destructions of each sub–unit are calculated. The effect of nitrogen, which is supplied from the Air Separation Unit (ASU) of the gasification unit to the combustion chamber of the gas turbine (GT) cycle, on system performance is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study: power plants

    Wärtsilä power plant portfolio includes baseload, cogeneration, load management and gas compression applications – anything from floating barge power stations to decentralised units suitable for urban areas. High efficiency, fuel flexibility and modular design allow for truly competitive power production anywhere in the world. Supported by a complete range of services, the ...


    By Watman Ltd.

  • High-Flying Turbine Produces More Power

    For Altaeros Energies, a startup launched out of MIT, the sky’s the limit when it comes to wind power. Founded by alumni Ben Glass ’08, SM ’10 and Adam Rein MBA ’10, Altaeros has developed the world’s first commercial airborne wind turbine, which uses a helium-filled shell to float as high as a skyscraper and capture the stronger, steadier winds available at that ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The effect of precooling inlet air on CHP efficiency in natural gas pressure reduction stations

    Almost all pressure reduction stations in Iran use expansion valves to reduce the natural gas pressure, which leads to wasting large amount of exergy. In this paper, a system is proposed which includes the modification of a conventional pressure reduction station with the addition of a turbo expander and a gas turbine for power recovery and generation. The next step is investigating the effect of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Is Wind Power Becoming More Competitive?

    The power generation of the world has increased incredibly during the past few years. According to the latest Global Wind Report Annual Market Update 2014 from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), it is reported that the global wind power market increased by about 10% in 2013 alone. Within the United States, more than 200 gigawatts of wind power has been produced within 2013. All these ...


    By Stanford Magnets

  • Competition in Wind Power, Outcomes for the future

    Without a doubt, wind power is taking the lead as not only a renewable energy with a much lessened environmental impact, but it is also edging out the competition from fossil fuels with the distinct ability to lessen the impact on the wallet. Fossil fuel consumption, headed by traditional fuel sources such as oil and natural gas, are falling to the way side as having a significant difference in ...


    By Stanford Magnets

  • Enhancing the efficiency of crude oil transportation pipeline: a novel approach

    In this paper, exergy and economic analyses are carried out on a 30″ crude oil transportation pipeline and related pump stations. The exergy destructions and losses of the components and the entire system were determined in the operation, resulting in the identification of the gas turbines stacks as the major elements of exergy losses. A proposal has been made for improving the energy and exergy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Poitevinière ISDND landfill gas power plant - Case Study

    Brangeon Group have been logistic experts for more than one century and are becoming a leader in managing household and industrial waste in the South West area of France. It’s on the Poiteviniere non-hazardous landfill site, located in the Maine & Loire province (department 49) that Clarke Energy installed two GE’s containerised Jenbacher ...


    By Clarke Energy

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