GE has acquired Commtest, a provider and designer of machinery health information systems. GE Energy’s Bently Nevada product line, a global leader in condition monitoring, will incorporate Commtest products into its portfolio. Bently Nevada provides machinery protection and condition monitoring for refineries, petrochemical plants, power plants and wind farms.
Emerson Network Power has launched the ASCO PowerQuest Power Monitoring and Control System that helps facility managers enhance power reliability, availability and efficiency, and creates the next paradigm for on-site power management.
US-based sensor manufacturer Macro Sensors is now an approved LVDT supplier for General Electric (GE) gas turbines. The LVDTs are implemented for position measurement on governor valves, throttle valves, reheat/stop valves, interceptor valves, and many other control valves.
While Macro Sensors has been certified for use on GE steam turbines for years, the company expanded its sensor certifications to include ATEX and CSA approval to be included on GE gas turbines.
GE has introduced flexible fuel-blending technology for its Frame 7FA gas turbines that enables turbine operators to lower their fuel costs and overall operating expenses by reducing the amount of natural gas fuel required by the turbines, while also offering a more efficient use of process gases.
The first application of this new system is four GE Frame 7FA Gas Turbines at Dow Chemical Company’s Plaquemine, La., facility.
Turbine Technology Services Corporation (TTS), a full-service gas turbine engineering services firm based in Orlando, Florida, has delivered two TTS CMS-1000 portable combustion dynamics measurement system (CDMS), for customers in Jinjiang, China.
Gas turbine power plants in the Asian nation are presenting an opportunity for TTS, whose customers operate Frame 9F DLN2+ GE gas turbines that require the monitoring of emission levels and periodical tuning.
Gas Technology Institute (GTI) has opened the organization’s newest office in Pittsburgh, PA. Headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Des Plaines, IL, GTI has field offices across the country, and the new office in Pittsburgh represents GTI’s local commitment to the natural gas industry in the Marcellus Shale fairway and the surrounding region.
Southern Company says the proposed federal regulations for coal-fired power plants would significantly impact customers and the overall U.S. economy as a result of higher costs for electricity and reduced reliability.
Southern Company's evaluation of how the various federal regulations would impact the company is included in formal comments being filed today with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed Utility MACT (Maximum Achievable Control Technology) rule, which targets air emissions.
Dale Davis, Rahul Chillar, Eric Gebhardt of GE have been awarded a patent for a waterwash system that incorporates a corrosive measurement system to decided when waterwashing needs to be done. Below are excerpts from their patent application.