Elliott has closed its Missouri Service Center

In July, Elliott closed its Barnhart, Missouriservice center, known as Elliott MVP Services.
Mike Lordi, Vice President,Global Service, said, “After careful evaluation of ourservice center capacity, we have decided to consolidate the operations of our St. Louisservice center with those of our Crown Point, Indiana service center; Jacksonville , Florida service center, and Elliott’s US Field Service operations.”

Oil-fired Siemens F-class demonstrates 25 ppm NOx

Siemens builds on its successful SGT6-5000F gas turbine platform with a step change in NOx emissions while firing fuel oil by demonstrating 25 ppm NOx emissions with water injection. The current industry standard is 42 ppm for other OEM F-Class gas turbines.

Co-Re-based alloys: a new material for gas turbines

It is estimated that future gas turbines will function at temperatures 200⁰C higher than those of today and that the materials currently in use cannot withstand such high temperatures. So there is a need to investigate new materials capable of resisting very severe temperature conditions and the heavy load on modern gas turbines.

Wolverine Power proposes $100m natural gas plant for Elmira Township

Wolverine Power Cooperative recently announced a proposal for a $100 million natural gas-based power plant in Elmira Township, which is expected to provide electricity in Northern Michigan and the rest of the state.

The proposal calls for a plant to be located east of Elmira on M-32, about a quarter of a mile east of Flott Road. The entire operation would come with a cost in excess of $100 million and sit on 170 acres of land — two 40-acre parcels, one 80-acre parcel and a 10-acre parcel.

EthosEnergy supplies combustion components for GE 7EA gas turbine

EthosEnergy recently completed a contract for the supply of new manufactured combustion components for TransCanada's Ocean States power plant. The standard combustion liners and transition pieces were installed in a GE Frame 7EA gas turbine at the Rhode Island site.

TransCanada required short cycle delivery of components for a scheduled outage and EthosEnergy's approach provided the necessary confidence to guarantee on-time delivery, extended warranties, and full OEM parts interchangeability.

Siemens turbines to power Dow plant

Siemens recently handed over three gas turbines and one steam turbine to Dow Stade for a new 163 MW cogeneration power plant.

New mold wrap improves efficiency in casting of gas turbine blades

Morgan Advanced Materials carried out a project recently in collaboration with an engine original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and a casting foundry, to develop a next generation low bio-persistent Alkaline Earth Silicate (AES) wool insulation that can replace RCF in the casting of gas turbine blades.

GE to supply equipment for 750MW combined cycle plant in Iraq

GE recently signed a contract with ENKA to supply power generation equipment for a new 750MW combined cycle plant being developed by Qaiwan Group in Iraq. GE will provide four 9E gas turbines and one steam turbine for a new power plant in Sulaimaniyah.

Heavy-duty turbine technology

Pablo Koziner is president of Solar Turbines

Caterpillar's Board of Directors has named Pablo Koziner, 41, currently vice president with responsibility for the Americas Distribution Services Division, as a Caterpillar vice president and the president of Solar Turbines, a global supplier of gas turbine systems and services.

KEPL launches API Steam Turbine in India

KEPL, a manufacturer of “API process pumps” and API steam turbines, has announced the launch of India’s first indigenously-developed next generation API steam turbine ‘K-Tur’.

K-Tur is said to be among the most efficient single-stage turbines with a wide spectrum of interesting features such as steam shields, blade-tip seals and reusable bearing liners. The steam turbine uses profile blading, which helps in reducing the windage losses, thus improving its efficiency. K-Tur machine is also said to have the facility of installing mechanical seals instead of the normal carbon rings.

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