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Damper seals ensure rotor stability in turbo-compressors
Seal performance is one of the most important issues in a high-pressure turbo-compressor. The seal type and details can influence its rotordynamics behavior and overall stability. Generally, traditional labyrinth seals provide much lower levels of stiffness, damping and forces, which usually do not influence the rotordynamics and the damping. 

Lloyd's Register approves gas turbine design for LNG ship
GE Marine and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) have jointly announced that they have received approval in principle (AiP) for a jointly developed gas turbine-powered LNG carrier design. The gas turbine will burn cargo boil off gas.
Improved GE 9Emax gas turbinesto power projects in Malaysia
General Electric (GE) Power and Water, a division of General Electric Co, recently introduced its newly improved 9EMax gas turbine, which is expected to deliver up to 143 MW of power and up to 37 percent efficiency in simple cycle operations.

July/August 2014



Thermal barrier coatings and surface technologies lead the push toward greater efficiency and lower lifecycle costs.

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