As gas turbine technology continues to advance and fuel quality varies along with growing expectations of longer life, higher efficiency and reduced maintenance requirements, intake filter selection has become increasingly important.
Below are excerpts from the paper "Strategy for selecting optimized technologies for gas turbine air inlet filtration systems" presented by Stephen D. Hiner of GE Energy at the ASME/IGTI expo in Vancouver in 201.
NAES Corporation, a broad-based provider of services to the energy industry, announces the addition of William (Will) Day as Vice President and General Manager of the NAES Power Contractors office in Hillsboro, OR. Will is responsible for all activities for NAES Power Contractors emanating from the Hillsboro office.
The global nuclear industry remains buoyant despite the Fukushima disaster, and Russia is looking to Western partners as it expands its investments both at home and abroad, Sergei Kirienko, the former Prime Minister of Russia and director general of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, told investors today in London.
Colfax Fluid Handling, a business of Colfax Corporation, has announced a contract with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd. to provide pumps for the Rabigh Power Plant #2 (Saudi Arabia) Power Station Stage 6 Expansion. Colfax Fluid Handling supplies fluid-handling solutions for critical applications.
PRÜFTECHNIK AG and Aimil Ltd are bringing their cooperation to the next level. A joint venture established under the name PRÜFTECHNIK Aimil Technical Services Limited started operation on 1 September 2011. Combining expertise of both partners, high-end machinery service will be offered in South Asia. Special focus will be placed on turbine alignment, turbine diaphragm alignment and thermal growth measurements, setting new standards for precision machinery service in the region.
The European H2-IGCC project's goal is to enable combustion of undiluted hydrogen-rich syngas with low NOX emissions and also allowing for high fuel flexibility. The challenge is to operate a stable and controllable gas turbine on hydrogen-rich syngas with emissions and processes similar to current state-of-the-art natural gas turbine engines. The first year achievements of this four-year project have been announced.
Chromalloy, a leading producer of turbine engine repairs and advanced coatings, has appointed Carlo Luzzatto, formerly co-general manager at Ansaldo Energia, as president. Luzzatto succeeds Lauzon, who held the leadership position since 2008. Lauzon will become the company’s Chief Executive Officer and is also Chief Executive Officer of Sequa Corporation, Chromalloy’s parent company.