hydrate formation in compressors

A case study on hydrate formation in centrifugal compressors was presented at the recent Turbomachinery Symposium in Houston, Texas, by Orlando Donda Filho, Senior Engineer, Petrobras, Eder Ramalho, Fleet Manager, Caterpillar Solar Turbines, Macaé and Pedro Antonio Lima Donda, Senior Maintenance Technician, Petrobras. Below are the excerpts: 

GE joint venture in Russia to manufacture gas turbines

GE, INTER RAO UES Group and the Russian Technologies State Corporation have broken ground for a Russian Gas Turbines LLC Manufacturing Facility.

Mercury 50 to power New York cogeneration plant

Two Mercury gas turbines will serve cogeneration needs of a 240,000 sq. feet data center in Manhattan. The turbine exhaust will drive the adsorption chilling system, which will consume little parasitic power. Some of the waste heat will be used to generate steam for winter heating.

Centrax gas turbine for Paris

Centrax Gas Turbines has won an order for a new CX501-KB7 generator set that will support the expansion of a geothermal heating plant on the outskirts of Paris.

Southern Company to market transport gasifier

Southern Company – through subsidiary Southern Generation Technologies, LLC – and KBR, LLC, of Houston, Texas, have formed an alliance to market the Transport Integrated Gasification (TRIG), to power companies worldwide. The technology, which was developed by Southern Company and KBR under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), can support coal-based generation with carbon dioxide emissions comparable to those of a natural gas plant, providing a viable solution for clean coal generation in the U.S. and around the world.

License proprietary liquefaction technology

 Dresser-Rand Company has entered into an important definitive agreement with Tarrytown, New York based Expansion Energy LLC.

Solar Turbines President becomes Caterpillar president

\"\"Caterpillar's Board of Directors has elected Jim Umpleby, currently vice president with responsibility for Solar Turbines, as a group president with responsibility for Caterpillar's Energy & Power Systems business. He takes over from Gerard Vittecoq who is retiring. 

Pennsylvania first gas turbines

 The Department of Environmental Protection has issued an air quality plan approval to Moxie Liberty LLC of Vienna, Va., for construction of the first power plant in Pennsylvania to run on natural gas, including gas from the Marcellus Shale.

Mitsubishi's first G class turbine from Savannah

The first commercial M501GAC gas turbine has been shipped from Savannah Machinery Works just 18 months after the $325 million gas turbine manufacturing and service facility was dedicated.

6 MW wind turbine

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On October 6th 2012, Siemens Energy has begun field testing of its new 154 m rotor for the 6 MW offshore wind turbine in ØsterildDenmark. The SWT-6.0-154 turbine is equipped with the world’s longest rotor blades – each blade is 75 meters in length.

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