White Papers and Case Studies For The Power Generation Industry

  1. 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors Provide An Easy, Flexible Solution For Managing Dissolved Oxygen In Hard Cider
    7/11/2017

    Controlling dissolved oxygen (DO) levels during beverage production is vital for ensuring consistent product quality and shelf life. This is particularly true for canning, where high DO levels can cause breakdown of the can lining, corrosion and even leaking – which in turn can result in product waste and customer dissatisfaction. In some cases, can supplier warranties have exclusions for high DO levels.

  2. Submersible Pumping Technology To Provide Safe Fish Passage
    6/24/2016

    The Rocky Reach Dam, with its colorful flowerbeds, visitor’s center and historical and technical museum, is the most significant environmental force in the Pacific Northwest, providing recreation, fishing, and irrigation.

  3. FEDI System Has Been Running Successfully For Six Years
    1/1/2016

    Brazos Electric Cooperative Power Plant in Cleburne, TX is a nominal 258 MW combined cycle gas fired power plant operating on AGC (Automatic Generation Control) load requirements. The plant uses approximately 54 million gallons of water per year for boiler feed water and NOx control of its combustion turbine.

  4. 3 Tips To Optimize Cooling Water Management For Lower Plant Operating Costs
    6/12/2015
    The proper control and treatment of cooling water is essential for efficient, safe, and economical operations. Chemicals are fed to these systems that protect against fouling, corrosion, and microbiological contamination. The proper dosage of these key chemicals is determined by having accurate information on the system make-up and blowdown water.
  5. Tightening NPDES Guidelines: Industrial Plants Beware
    8/23/2013

    Multiple methods of dealing with waste stream discharges are examined in light of the recent clampdown on industrial processes. By Brad Buecker, process specialist, Kiewit Power Engineers

  6. FGD Purge Treatment In Coal-Fired Power Generation
    3/6/2015

    Stricter environmental policies and regulations worldwide are changing how industry approaches all aspects of business. Likewise, EU (European Union) environmental policies governing air, soil, and water quality have become progressively stringent.

    These policy changes affect the power industry’s balance of meeting growing European energy demands with compliance to environmental standards. In order to conform with EU standards specific for flue gas, a coalfired generation plant (at the time owned by Endesa, Italia, S.p.A.) in Monfalcone, Italy, undertook the measure of installing a state-of-the-art FGD (flue gas desulfurization) system at their facility. This system would remove SO2 (sulfur dioxide) from the emissions for the 336 MW coal-fired power station.

  7. Natural Gas-Fired Combined Cycle Power Plant Improves The Performance Of Water Treatment System
    7/19/2016

    A natural gas-fired combined cycle power generation facility located in Idaho contacted QUA to find a solution to improve the performance of a water treatment system used to recycle the plant’s cooling tower blow down water.

  8. Compressor Installation Lowers Energy Needs By 18%
    8/7/2014

    RWE uses three-low pressure centrifugal compressors from Atlas Copco in the Ibbenbüren power plant to generate oxidation air for the flue gas desulphurization installation.

  9. WirelessHART® Networks: 7 Myths That Cloud Their Consideration For Process Control Measurement Made Easy
    1/20/2017

    Misinformation about WirelessHART networks prevails among many instrument engineers in the process industries. This article attempts to set the record straight by debunking seven myths about these networks.

  10. Power Plant Uses Membrane Contactors To Remove CO2 From Water
    9/17/2018

    A major power plant in Thailand is using 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors to remove carbon dioxide from a DI water system. The system is an expansion project and will be used to feed a high pressure boiler. Liqui-Cel membrane contactors are being used to lower the CO2 inlet into an Ionpure Electrodeionization (EDI) system. Carbon dioxide adds an ionic load to the EDI system, which can reduce the performance of the system. Manufactures of the EDI equipment suggest lowering the inlet CO2 to reduce the load on the equipment and improve the water quality.