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.
Kingsbury breaks ground to build new western USA repair facility
January 16 2014 -
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
January 16 2014 -
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
January 12 2014 -
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.
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’s 2013 Gas Fuelled Ships conference and featured in our December issue.
The role of insert geometry in minimizing milling costs - I
January 3 2014 -
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
December 27 2013 -
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
December 22 2013 -
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.