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.”
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
May 19 2013 -
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.
Turbo compressors are a loud noise source because of the high power and speed. Most compressors produce a strong tonal noise component that varies over a wide frequency range from 1,000 Hz to 4,000 Hz, depending on the speed of the compressor and the number of impeller blades.
Elliott to supply new equipment for Gulf Coast and Alberta
August 30 2014 -
Elliott Group has been selected to replace an alkylation compressor train at a major Gulf Coast refinery. The project is expected to provide efficiency enhancements to eliminate process bottlenecks. The order includes a 46MBD4-4 compressor with a double flow configuration, driven by an SQV9 steam turbine, a lube oil console and a gas panel.
APR Energy signs contract for peaking power plant in Australia
August 27 2014 -
Power solutions company APR Energy recently announced a contract signature for a peaking power plant in Port Hedland, Pilbara, Western Australia. The power plant features four state-of-the-art GE TM2500+ dual-fuel turbines running on clean-burning natural gas.
GE’s Energy Consulting business presented the findings of its frequency response study on wind power and grid resiliency. The study, which was sponsored by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, modeled the country’s Eastern Interconnection. The study of this large electrical system determined that when equipped with the appropriate modern plant controls, wind applications can substantially enhance grid resiliency.
Duke Energy to sell non-regulated Midwest generation business to Dynegy
August 24 2014 -
Duke Energy recently announced Dynegy will buy its non-regulated Midwest Commercial Generation Business for $2.8 billion in cash, which includes ownership interests in 11 power plants and Duke Energy Retail Sales, the company's competitive retail business in Ohio.
The completion of the transaction is conditioned on approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott Rodino Act, and the release of certain credit support obligations. Closing is expected to occur in three to six months.
Armenian thermal plant to supply energy to Georgia
August 22 2014 -
A new thermal power plant to be built in Armenia will supply electricity to neighboring Georgia, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Yervand Zakharian said recently. The announcement was made after a corresponding agreement was finalized with representatives of the company, Anaklia IEP Holding, on the second and final day of Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili’s visit to Yerevan.
New turbomachinery technology to increase ammonia production
August 22 2014 -
Compressor Controls Corporation recently released Ammonia Solutions, a Prodigy-based turbomachinery control system technology that is expected to maximize machine availability, increase production and reduce energy costs.