GE gas turbine LVDTs vs. conventional LVDTs

The Alliance Sensors Group model S1A module, an advanced single channel LVDT signal conditioner, is capable of operating any LVDT currently available. But occasionally, users are confused by unusual LVDT configurations, particularly with regard to the LVDTs used by GE with their gas turbines. This article focuses on how those LVDTs differ from ordinary LVDTs and how to operate them with an S1A module.

Sulzer bags LM5000 repair license

Sulzer has been selected by GE as the exclusive licensed repair provider for the LM5000 gas turbine. The two companies recently signed an agreement, and repairs will be completed at Sulzer’s Houston service center. Along with technical assistance on site, GE will make available LM5000 parts, drawings, manuals and service bulletins to Sulzer.

Petramina to build 250MW combined cycle plant in North Sumatra

State oil and gas company PT Pertamina (Persero) and the Medan-based state-owned plantation company, PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) III, will build a steam- and gas- fueled power plant (PLTGU) with a capacity of 250MW in Sei Mangkei, North Sumatra, an official said recently.

Toshiba to supply steam turbine and generator for Allen combined cycle plant

Toshiba Corporation recently announced that it has received an order to supply a 472MW steam turbine and generator (STG) for the Allen combined cycle power plant being constructed by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the power utility owned by the US government. The STG is scheduled to be delivered in October 2016, and the plant is expected to come on line in June 2018.

MAN Diesel & Turbo offers compressor solution for South Africa’s air separation unit

Air Liquide, a leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, is planning to build an Air Separation Unit (ASU) in Secunda, South Africa, with a production capacity of 5,000 tonnes of oxygen per day.

Capstone to deliver two C1000 microturbines to California brewery

Capstone Turbine recently received an order for two C1000 microturbines to upgrade a top Northern California brewery. Regatta Solutions, Capstone’s distributor in California, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned later this year. The two microturbines will replace the aging natural gas fuel cells currently powering the brewery. The prime movers’ flexibility can meet the facility’s irregular daily load demands, helping to improve efficiency and reduce operating costs.

GE to deliver 2.6GW of gas-fired power across Egypt

GE has signed a contract with the Egyptian government to deliver 2.6 GW of power generation capacity, the company said. GE Power & Water’s Distributed Power business said it will deliver 34 of its aeroderivative gas turbines, which are expected to begin generating power in May, as well as 12 heavy-duty gas turbines to 15 sites across Egypt.

Elliott to supply compressor trains for Gulf Coast LNG liquefaction plant

Elliott Group has been chosen for the manufacture of three compressor trains for Cameron LNG's new LNG Liquefaction export facility in Hackberry, Louisiana. The project includes three natural gas liquefaction trains with an approved export capacity of 12 million tpa. Elliott will supply three duplicate equipment trains with six Elliott centrifugal compressors for cryogenic, end flash gas service.

Alstom wins renovation contract for 960MW coal-fired plant in Hungary

French power manufacturer Alstom has won a €12m contract from the developer of the 950MW Mátrai Eromu lignite-fired power plant in Hungary, to renovate its steam turbines in blocks 4 and 5. The contract is a part of the renovation project in the country in the last eight years, which aims to restore the original performance and availability of the two 232MW blocks at the facility.

GE to supply 46 gas turbines across Egypt

GE has signed contracts with the government of Egypt to deliver 2.683 GW of electricity, and supply a total of 46 gas turbines across eight sites. The electricity provided is expected to be equivalent to more than 2.5 million homes. The seven LM6000-PC, seven LM6000-PF and 20 TM2500+ aeroderivative gas turbines and 12 9E.03 gas turbines were packaged in Houston, Texas, U.S.A. and Veresegyhaz, Hungary.

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