SKF today announced it will supply magnetic bearings to two new major gas projects in Australia. SKF’s S2M magnetic bearings will equip the natural gas treatment turbo expanders for the Ichthys Gas Field project and the Prelude first FLNG barge.
MAN Diesel & Turbo wins order to deliver a complete compressor system to extend a gas storage cavern in Staßfurt (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany) from RWE, one of Germany’s largest electricity and gas suppliers.
JFE Steel Corporation has ordered a GE 9E gas turbine as well as a GE-designed 9A5 generator and associated equipment at its new 150 MW combined-cycle power plant. JFE's East Japan works produces about 8 million tons of crude steel annually, according to JFE.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd in collaboration with Sinosteel Equipment & Engineering Co Ltd of China has received an order for two blast furnace gas fired gas turbine combined cycle power generation plants from Baotou Iron & Steel Co Ltd also of China. The power plants will be installed in Baogang expansion of their steelworks with the aim of effectively utilizing exhaust gas from blast furnaces and coke ovens on the premises to meet part of its electricity needs. MHI is the world's leader in the BFG-GTCC power generation system market.
In an opening ceremony on August 10, 2012, Northern California Power Agency (NCPA) officially dedicated the Lodi Energy Center (LEC). The new plant with an installed capacity of 300 MW is located in Lodi, California.
One of the most important factors that should be considered in the design (and operation) of any turbomachinery is the thermal structure (or the thermal arrangement). Appropriate materials, cooling systems and insulations (or thermal shields) should be selected for turbomachinery based on a proper thermal analysis.