RESOURCES FOR THE POWER GENERATION INDUSTRY

  • Hydro-Electric Power Station Benefits From The Use Of Siemens Flow Meters

    Pumped storage hydro-electric power is a method of producing electricity to supply high peak power demands by moving water between water reservoirs at different elevations. At times of low electrical demand, excess generation capacity is used to pump water back into the higher reservoir. When there is higher demand, water is released back into the lower reservoir through a turbine. Pumped-storage schemes currently provide the most commercially important means of large-scale grid energy storage. Such systems greatly improve the daily capacity factor of power generating systems though out the world.

  • Power-Gen Efficiency Boosted By Clamp-On Flow Meters

    When an energy storage facility in New York, USA was looking for a way to improve the efficiency of their power generating turbines they did not have many options to choose from. Because of the sheer size, the space limitations and performance requirements of the application, the only option was to install a SITRANS FS230 clamp-on ultrasonic flow meter from Siemens. 

  • Water And Power Generation Remain A Balancing Act Amid Tightening Regulations

    A recent survey digs into the treatment aspects of water in the power industry, revealing how electric utilities are responding to concerns over regulations and volumes of use.

  • ABB Ability: Our Offering For Power Plants

    ABB provides an extensive selection of proven measurement and analytical products and solutions for power generation industry applications.

  • Design And Care Of Reverse Osmosis Systems, Part 3: Operation And Monitoring

    Reverse osmosis (RO) systems offer power plant owners and operators a reliable and well-proven water treatment solution. However, designing and caring for an RO system requires a thorough understanding of a plant’s water supply and the technology’s capabilities. The final article of this three-part series will address RO system operation and maintenance best practices.

  • Design And Care Of Reverse Osmosis Systems, Part 2: Upstream Equipment

    The success of a new reverse osmosis (RO) membrane system is often directly related to its pretreatment. The previous section of this article discussed RO design issues and introduced how a pilot study should include a study of its probable pretreatment equipment since the pretreatment performance will directly affect the performance of the RO system. However, piloting the upstream processes can be challenging in sizing these components for the pilot RO unit’s low flow rate.

  • Design And Care Of Reverse Osmosis Systems, Part 1: Design

    Reverse osmosis (RO) systems offer power plant owners and operators a reliable and well-proven water treatment solution. However, designing and caring for an RO system requires a thorough understanding of a plant’s water supply and the technology’s capabilities. Part one of this series will review the importance of water samples and pilot studies as plant engineers begin to design an RO system to match their needs.

  • Oxygen Removal From The Feedwater Of A Central District Heating System

    Central district heating systems have gained attention in recent years because they can be more efficient than localized boiler units. The efficiency of district heating is usually due to power generation plants being able to produce heat and electricity simultaneously. District heating also helps prevent pollution by using advanced flue gas cleaning techniques.

  • Power Plant Uses Membrane Contactors To Remove CO2 From Water

    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.

  • Creating Stability For The Energy Revolution Takes Ability

    ABB provides an extensive selection of proven measurement and analytical products and solutions for power generation industry applications.

SOLUTIONS FOR THE POWER GENERATION INDUSTRY

  • Real-Time Water Quality Data For Industrial Operations

    We arm plant operators with actionable data necessary to make informed decisions about water management in industrial facilities.

  • In-Line Ultrasonic Meters Provide Continuous Measurement For Sample Stations

    Boilers, cooling towers, and reverse osmosis (RO) systems are some of the most common systems that require monitoring and chemical treatment.  Chemical treatment of boiler systems reduces scale, corrosion, and other mineral deposits. This enables the system to run more efficiently, keep heat transfer rates high and fuel costs down. To determine the proper amount of chemical to be injected into the water stream, samples of key parameters need to be taken. Instrumentation to measure ORP, pH, conductivity, temperature, pressure and flow are deployed to take these measurements.

  • Pista® Sand Removal Chamber

    Applied successfully in thousands of water and sewage treatment schemes on all continents, the PISTA® Sand Removal Chamber serves as the efficient choice for 95 percent sand removal at water treatment plant intakes, power-gen water intakes and similar sand removal applications.

  • PROflex™ Reverse Osmosis Systems

    SUEZ has delivered over 1000 PRO Series Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems since its launch over a decade ago. The PRO has always been known as a rugged, industrial RO, capable of delivering consistent product water over years of operation. The PROflex line originated in feedback from our many customers on how to make the PRO even better.

  • Pile Cloth Media Filtration For Clean Utilities

    Cooling towers and boilers consume the most fresh water in the industry, with industrial process waters carrying the balance. Power plants and refineries use more water volume for the cooling process than any other area of the facility. Mining and food and beverage industries consume higher volumes for their processes. Clean water may come from a range of sources, including clarified surface waters, groundwater or properly treated wastewater (reuse) sources.

VIDEOS FOR THE POWER GENERATION INDUSTRY

Most of manufacturing activities do some harm to the environment but utilizing untapped reserves and tapping into new ideas we can be more environmentally friendly. This episode of Editions gives us some ideas.