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:
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.
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.
Solar Turbines President becomes Caterpillar president
October 14 2012 -
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.
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.
On October 6th 2012, Siemens Energy has begun field testing of its new 154 m rotor for the 6 MW offshore wind turbine in Østerild, Denmark. The SWT-6.0-154 turbine is equipped with the world’s longest rotor blades – each blade is 75 meters in length.