liquid fuels

LPP Combustion, LLC's technology for vaporizing a wide variety of liquid fuels into a natural gas-equivalent LPP Gas has logged 1000 operating hours on a commercial combustion turbine that is generating electricity while connected to the local utility grid.  Fourteen different liquid fuels including bio-ethanol, naphtha, gasoline, kerosene, diesel, and biodiesel were used to produce power during the 1000 hours of operation.  No alterations were made to the dry, low NOx combustion system on the turbine.

barge power plants

 

The Bahrain based Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard Marketing Services Company (ASRY) and the British power generation packager specialist Centrax Ltd., have formed the joint venture company, ASRY-CENTRAX Ltd.

The joint venture is set to equip a  multi-application power barge using twin Rolls-Royce Trent 60 aeroderivative gas turbine powered generator sets with the aim of becoming a leading player in the production of barge mounted power stations. This will extend the range of power products offered by Centrax.

clutches

Industrial Clutch, Waukesha, WI, has introduced the Model HC/CH clutch designed for use in marine applications including drawworks, winches and propulsion. The HC/CH clutch features a patent-pending key seal that allows for the use of standard O-rings and improves the ease of installation in current configurations using a double keyway and single drilled actuation hole. This innovative key seal simplifies the sealing process and minimizes the possibility of damage to expensive seal arrangements.

symposium user groups

Several user discussion groups took place during the 40th Turbomachinery Symposium in Houston, Texas. For example, one was held on the subject of centrifugal pump operation, maintenance and reliability. Few users, it turned out, were conducting risk-based analysis.

Symposium case studies

Compressor and Pump Case Studies Showcased at Turbomachinery Symposium

Turbomachinery Symposium

 

The 40th Turbomachinery Symposium is taking place this week in Houston, Texas. They keynote was delivered by Joe Gregory, General Manager of Major Capital Projects within Chevon’s Deepwater Exploration and Projects Business Unit. He discussed the technology needs of for deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. His company is working on the development of fields in the Miocene and Lower Tertiary strata at depths of 7000 feet and beyond – in some cases as much as 16,000 feet.

GT24

 

compressors

Dresser-Rand may be selected as the supplier for all the compression needs of the eight "replicant" floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSOs) vessels that will be used in the Pre-Salt project.  The actual award remains subject to the approval of Petrobras' Board of Directors and its Partners.

These eight "replicant" FPSOs, to be located in the Tupi and Guara pre-salt fields in the Santos basin off the coast of Brazil, will take place this year.

Sasol

 

South African energy and chemicals group Sasol today announced that it has chosen the southwestern region of the State of Louisiana as the site for a planned gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility. The project is slated to be the first plant in the U.S. to produce GTL transportation fuels and other products.    

Texas A&M

 

Below is a note from Dara Childs, director of Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M University.

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