Siemens H class turbines to power Petronas project in Malaysia

Siemens, in a consortium with MMC Engineering Services Sdn Bhd (MMCES) of Malaysia, has received an order for the turnkey construction of the Pengerang Co-generation Plant (PCP) in Malaysia. The order comes from Malaysia's state-owned petroleum corporation, Petronas.

The PCP is expected to produce approximately 1,220 MW of power and up to 1,480 tons per hour of steam for the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC), Petronas' mega development in Pengerang, Southern Johor.

Metrix Setpoint to use PI System for data archiving

Metrix Setpoint recently announced that it has entered into an OEM partnership agreement with OSIsoft, producer of the PI System, the industry's real-time infrastructure for streaming data and events.  Setpoint CMS software will use OSIsoft's PI System technology for its underlying data infrastructure.

The Metrix Setpoint system is said to be one of the first to use the PI System to archive the overall vibration trends, high-speed waveform data and 80ms fast trend data, eliminating the need for a separate, stand-alone condition monitoring software environment.

ExxonMobil launches new high-performance gas turbine oil for power sector

ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants has launched its new product Mobil DTE 732 M, a specially formulated high-performance turbine oil, as part of its lubricants product line.

ADT to unveil new design optimization methods at ASME Turbo Expo 2014

Advanced Design Technology, Ltd. (ADT), developer of advanced turbomachinery design methods, is planning to demonstrate the TURBOdesign Suite and its three-dimensional (3D) inverse design optimization capabilities for superior turbomachinery performances at the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Turbo Expo 2014.

The company is expected to exhibit in Booth 505 at the expo that is scheduled for June 16-20, at the CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf, Germany.

Alliant Energy begins work on 650 MW combined-cycle power plant

Alliant Energy's Iowa utility recently received all of the necessary regulatory approvals and permits to issue a Full Notice to Proceed (FNTP) for construction of the Marshalltown Generating Station (MGS). The company's approximate 650 MW, combined-cycle natural gas-fueled station is underway and the MGS, located in Marshalltown, is expected to power more than 500,000 homes when commercially operable. 

Transforming control systems to improve functionality and security

Control systems technology offers more form factor versatility today than previous generations. New communications buses, diverse chip technology, higher speed networks, and less burdensome equipment have transformed control systems from the limitations of the chassis backplanes to a dedicated component design.

Performance and mechanical running tests of centrifugal compressors – III

HOW THE TESTS ARE DONE

A radially split type compressor is set up for shop tests. Various spectral plots are generated during mechanical running test of the compressor. The compressor is installed on baseplate after test.

Gas turbines keep California cool

From 2001 to 2005, California experienced severe power shortages that led to rolling blackouts. This was a result of unwise electric energy policy, Enron energy trading fraud, and decades-long onerous restrictions on permissions for generating plants.

Opra Turbines develops new combustor for biofuels

An R&D project is underway to develop a gas turbine combustor by Opra Turbines for efficient combustion of pyrolysis oil. The higher viscosity, lower energy density and limited chemical stability of the pyrolysis oil require different fuel handling compared to conventional liquid fuels.

Rolls-Royce may focus on nuclear after selling turbomachinery business to Siemens

Rolls-Royce's chief financial officer Mark Morris has been quoted in the media as saying that the company will focus on its nuclear activities. In October, R-R brought inMark Lesinski as president of its nuclear service business to accelerate further growth across the global nuclear services market.

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