12 Centrax packages bound for Siberia

Twelve Centrax gas turbine packages, each comprising a single 5.2MW Rolls-Royce 501-KB7 gas turbine, are being readied for service at the UstTeguss field, at the heart of the highly competitive and environmentally challenging Siberian oil and gas industry.

Olean firm can now supply backup bearings

Napoleon Engineering Services (Olean, US) are now able to supply back-up bearings for use with active magnetic bearings (AMB), where they serve as highly reliable secondary failsafe systems.

Kingsbury breaks ground to build new western USA repair facility

On January 8, 2014, Kingsbury, Inc. broke ground to officially begin construction of a new 33,000-square-foot bearing repair and service facility in Yuba City, California. The project by Yuba City contractor Hilbers Inc. should be complete in September.

Applying hermetically sealed compressors in offshore platforms

MAN Diesel & Turbo in Zurich has been awarded a contract for a HOFIM compressor (High-Speed, Oil-Free, Integrated Motor). It is MAN's first hermetically-sealed compressor being installed on an offshore production platform – Ivar Aasen in the North Sea, run by Det norske oljeselskap ASA.

The role of insert geometry in minimizing the cost of milling operations-II

In milling, as with all manufacturing operations, if a machine tool isn't working, it's not earning any money. Understandably then, machine shops and machinists push for the highest possible metal removal rates, but this won't necessarily minimize costs.

GE introduces gas turbine powered - LNG ship

The concept of using a combined gas turbine and steam (COGES) plant for merchant vessels, and LNG carriers in particular, was first announced by GE at The Motorship’2013 Gas Fuelled Ships conference and featured in our December issue.

The role of insert geometry in minimizing milling costs - I

Getting more life from cutting inserts is the key to minimizing costs, especially in milling operations. While it’s natural to focus on maximizing material removal rates, higher speeds can mean earlier and less predictable failure.

Cogeneration order for Mitsubishi J class gas turbine

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order from KEPCO Engineering & Construction Company, Inc. (KEPCO E&C) for the core equipment of a combined heat and power (CHP) natural gas-fired generation plant, including an M501J gas turbine. The CHP plant is to be developed by DS Power Co., Ltd. in Osan City, Gyeonggi-do, approximately 50 kilometers south of Seoul. It is scheduled to go on stream in March 2016.

Siemens gets another U.S. order for H-class gas turbines

Siemens Energy has received an order to supply two integrated power islands fitted with H-class gas turbines for the Patriot combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) in Pennsylvania. It will have a generating capacity of 829 megawatts (MW) in combined-cycle duty. This is the second project awarded by Panda Power Funds in Pennsylvania following the Liberty order announced in August of 2013. The complete power plant is to be erected by Gemma-Lane Patriot Partners, a leading Engineering, Procurement, and Construction contractor in the U.S.A.

Calnetix gets patent for mag bearing position sensor

Calnetix Technologies recently received a new patent for its magnetic bearing “constant-flux” edge position sensor invented by Principal Research Engineer Alexei Filatov.

 This is the seventh U.S. Patent issued to Filatov since he joined Calnetix in September of 2002.


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