New mold wrap improves efficiency in casting of gas turbine blades
October 18 2014 -
Dr. Craig Freeman
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
October 15 2014 -
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.
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, 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.
1,200MW energy storage project proposed in Utah to support wind power
October 10 2014 -
Four companies have jointly proposed an $8-billion green energy initiative that would link wind farms to an energy storage facility and bring large amounts of clean electricity to the Los Angeles area by 2023. The project would require construction of a wind farm in Wyoming, an energy storage facility in Utah, and a 525-mile electric transmission line connecting the two sites. A key component of the project – a massive underground energy storage facility – would yield 1,200 MW.
LPP Combustion unveils new technology to comply with flaring caps
October 8 2014 -
LPP Combustion, LLC presented a live demonstration of the company's Lean, Pre-Mixed, Pre-vaporized (LPP) solution on Friday, October 3, 2014, at North Dakota State University. The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Richard (Rick) Roby, led the demonstration titled, LPP Oilfield Power System fueled by NGLs/Y-grade.
GE recently won an order worth more than $500 million to provide air-cooled H machines to U.S.-based Exelon. The order includes four GE 7HA gas turbines, two D600 steam turbines, six generators and a contractual service agreement for the Wolf Hollow and Colorado Bend combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) projects.
PW Power Systems completes testing of FT4000 aeroderivative gas turbine
October 4 2014 -
PW Power Systems, Inc. (PWPS), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., recently announced the successful completion of the initial verification tests for its latest aeroderivative power solution, the FT4000 gas turbine. The testing was conducted at the Pratt & Whitney testing complex in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Siemens powers 758MW combined cycle plant in Texas
September 30 2014 -
Siemens Energy Inc. and Pannda Power Funds recently dedicated the Panda Temple Power Project in Temple, Texas. Siemens Energy supplied the natural-gas-fired Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP) in consortium with its partner, Bechtel. The multi-shaft plant, the first Flex-Plant in commercial operation in Texas, is a Siemens Flex-Plant configuration, with a gross installed electrical capacity of 758 MW.