Variable speed drive compressor delivers energy savings in UK plant
November 19 2013 -
The plant is one of many IFF plants worldwide producing fragrances and flavours that are used in products such as beverages, sweets, dairy, savoury products, as well as fine fragrances, beauty care products, detergents, and household goods. The Haverhill plant recently underwent a significant expansion. A major part of the expansion was the upgrading of the plant’s Atlas Copco compressed air system.
New lube oil applies to gas turbines in oil and gas operations
November 18 2013 -
ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants has introduced Mobil DTE 732 M, a turbine. Mobil DTE 732 M oil is recommended for use in Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ (MHI) range of non-geared single shaft gas and steam turbines, and multi-shaft gas turbines. The oil is approved against MHI’s stringent MS04-MA-CL005 specification, which means it meets MHI’s protection requirements for long life and high temperature turbine applications.
Dresser-Rand has entered into a strategic alliance with renewable energy group Gaelectric, to develop Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) projects in Europe. Under the Strategic Alliance agreement, Gaelectric and Dresser-Rand will collaborate on the design, development, engineering, procurement, and commissioning of CAES projects throughout Europe.
Siemens Energy has received orders for a total of 20 SGT-800 industrial gas turbines from Thailand. The turbines will be used in various combined cycle cogeneration power plants within Thailand. The contract is part of the Thai government's program to support small power producers. The end customers are the Thai independent power producers Amata B.Grimm Power Limited (ABP), which ordered 10 turbines, SSUT Co. Ltd. & PPTC Co. Ltd. (six turbines), and IRPC Clean Power Co. Ltd.(four turbines).
For the first time in marine history, two Capstone C30 liquid natural gas (LNG) MicroTurbines were installed on the MTS Argonon, a dual fuel Type-C Tanker, to cut greenhouse gas emissions and fuel costs. While the 110-meter (330-foot) vessel traverses the Rhine River stopping in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland, the microturbines operate in an N+1 setting and serve as the main power supply onboard.
Wood Group GTS awarded six-year Frame 3 term maintenance agreement in Germany
November 7 2013 -
Wood Group GTS has been awarded a six-year contract by Evonik Industries AG to provide maintenance services for a GE Frame 3 gas turbine, steam turbine and steam turbine generator at the company's chemical facility in Rheinfelden, Germany.
Wood Group GTS' maintenance solution for Evonik features all major maintenance services, including contract management, planned and unplanned maintenance, component refurbishment and new component supply.
Power augmentation deliver 11.5% more power in Frame 7EA gas turbines
November 6 2013 -
Wood Group GTS has completed the installation of four EcoValue power augmentation systems on four GE Frame 7EA gas turbines at a 300MW cogeneration plant in Texas. The EcoValue system increases turbine output and efficiency and the plant is experiencing significant performance improvements, yielding a 11.5% increase in power output and a 2.5% decrease in heat rate on one combined cycle block (two gas turbines and one steam turbine).