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.

Ferrostaal and Haldor Topsoe announce joint venture

Ferrostaal GmbH, a global project developer for industrial plants, and Haldor Topsoe A/S, a leader in catalysis and related process technologies, recently announced the establishment of a new joint venture, Ferrostaal Topsoe Projects GmbH. It is likely to be based in Essen, and will be owned with equal shares by the two companies. The joint venture is subject to approval from the regulatory authorities.

Frost & Sullivan recognizes Setpoint’s condition monitoring solution

In a market where the online condition monitoring trend is gaining prominence, and diagnostics and predictive maintenance strategies are becoming more important in understanding the causes for machine failure, Frost & Sullivan has awarded Setpoint with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership. Companies that are able to effectively deliver and communicate the value and cost benefits of such hardware and software condition monitoring solutions are expected to be highly successful in this market.

GE gas turbine LVDTs vs. conventional LVDTs

The Alliance Sensors Group model S1A module, an advanced single channel LVDT signal conditioner, is capable of operating any LVDT currently available. But occasionally, users are confused by unusual LVDT configurations, particularly with regard to the LVDTs used by GE with their gas turbines. This article focuses on how those LVDTs differ from ordinary LVDTs and how to operate them with an S1A module.

Sulzer bags LM5000 repair license

Sulzer has been selected by GE as the exclusive licensed repair provider for the LM5000 gas turbine. The two companies recently signed an agreement, and repairs will be completed at Sulzer’s Houston service center. Along with technical assistance on site, GE will make available LM5000 parts, drawings, manuals and service bulletins to Sulzer.

Petramina to build 250MW combined cycle plant in North Sumatra

State oil and gas company PT Pertamina (Persero) and the Medan-based state-owned plantation company, PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) III, will build a steam- and gas- fueled power plant (PLTGU) with a capacity of 250MW in Sei Mangkei, North Sumatra, an official said recently.

Toshiba to supply steam turbine and generator for Allen combined cycle plant

Toshiba Corporation recently announced that it has received an order to supply a 472MW steam turbine and generator (STG) for the Allen combined cycle power plant being constructed by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the power utility owned by the US government. The STG is scheduled to be delivered in October 2016, and the plant is expected to come on line in June 2018.

MAN Diesel & Turbo offers compressor solution for South Africa’s air separation unit

Air Liquide, a leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, is planning to build an Air Separation Unit (ASU) in Secunda, South Africa, with a production capacity of 5,000 tonnes of oxygen per day.

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