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Articles on Power generation

Sep 27, 2016

Level Solutions for Turbine and Compressor Wash Skids

Industrial gas turbines are used in plants throughout the power industry. While these turbines can be very effective in generating power, fouling on the compressor blades of a gas turbine can diminish performance of the turbine and reduce the power output of the plant.
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Turbine & Compressor Wash Skid
Jun 28, 2016

Eliminating Hidden Maintenance Costs With Condensate Recovery Process Level Control

The benefits of any condensate recovery system are well documented in industries relying on steam generation for their processes. Condensate has real value in that every gallon recovered spares the cost of additional makeup water, makeup water treatment and/or wasteful discharge to municipal or other systems
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May 17, 2016

Vulnerabilities in Boiler and Steam Drum Level Control Technology

Technologies historically used for boiler and steam drum level control rely on inference or buoyancy to determine the level. This in itself leaves them vulnerable to process dynamics (specific gravity, pressure, temperature, etc.) or limits their ability to precisely manage the level for improved fuel economy.
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The hardware and calibration complexity and vulnerability to process conditions introduce additional costs and potential errors in any given level measurement technology.
Apr 5, 2016

Optimizing the Steam Power Generation Cycle

Steam is today’s utility player in the industrial energy arena. Steam power generation is so essential to industry that it comprises 83% of the total energy used by the pulp and paper segment (57% for chemicals and 42% for refining). Steam is ubiquitous because it’s industry friendly. It’s intrinsically safe, flexible, economical, aseptic and environmentally benign.
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Steam Generation Cycle
Jan 6, 2016

Magnetrol® Switches Keep Steam Turbine Generators Secure For Over 50 Years

Magnetrol® has been producing high-quality level and flow instrumentation for over 80 years. Many of our products are still providing reliable control even after years of usage in the field. Here’s a story, recently shared with us, of how one of our products has withstood the test of time and half a century of hard work.
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This T67 switch has been going strong since 1963.
Mar 24, 2015

Upgrading Your Feedwater Heater Level Controls: Is It Worth It?

A global outlook for the installed base of coal-fired and, to some degree, nuclear power generation can leave decision makers staring into a crystal ball when deciding whether or not to pursue investments in technologies that improve feedwater heater level control and ultimately plant efficiency (heat rate), while significantly reducing maintenance cost.
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