Rolls-Royce recently got a contract from PetroChina, the largest oil and gas producer in China. The West-East Pipeline Project (WEPP) is the world’s longest natural gas pipeline and this order will take the number of Rolls-Royce RB211 gas turbine compressor packages installed on this pipeline and associated feed and branch lines to 45.
Chromalloy announced today that it is developing a new Technology Center of Excellence in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, dedicated to the research and development of services for gas turbine engine including repairs, parts and coatings.
Eco Power Solutions’ COMPLY 2000 multi-pollutant removal system has been named by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to a short-list of technologies that “offer(s) the potential of reduced compliance costs and improved overall environmental performance”, according to the reference stated on pages 517-18 of the March 16, 2011, EPA proposed new source performance standards and MACT (Maximum Achievable Control Technologies) standards for fossil fuel-fired Electric Generating Units (EGUs).
The Darwin LNG Facility is the world’s first liquefaction facility to use aeroderivative gas turbines for its refrigeration compressors. The application of aeroderivative engines allows a significantly lower CO2 footprint of 20-30% compared to the use of simple cycle industrial (heavy duty) gas turbines.
Kobelco opens new compressor manufacturing plant in the U.S.
Kobe Steel, Ltd. has announced that subsidiary Kobelco Compressors America, Inc. (or KCA) is opening a new $20 million factory complex that will double its manufacturing capacity of compressor systems. KCA has also moved its headquarters to the new facility.
John Crane GmbH has announced today it has been awarded a significant new contract to supply engineered sealing technology solutions to a major Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) production project in Australia.
A year ago, Axford Turbine Consultants (www.axfordconsulting.com) predicted that GT orders for U.S. job sites would be down 9 percent and worldwide orders would rise by 7 percent. As it turned out, he underestimated the weakness in the U.S. market where orders fell by 17 percent. Worldwide total orders went up by 7.5 percent.
In waterwashing, the water pressure and temperature are controlled and chemicals added to maintain water quality, which is crucial to the cleaning action. Recent waterwash skids, however, incorporate Moisture Recovery Units (MRU) that generate pure water. The conductivity of water is a good measure of its purity. The less conductive the water is, the more pure.
Duke Energy Corp. and Progress Energy, Inc. have filed applications seeking regulatory approval of the merger the companies announced Jan. 10. An application to the N.C. Utilities Commission (NCUC) filed today outlines numerous customer benefits that will occur as a result of the merger.
Anti bog-down control system for turbine-compressor systems
Gas turbines are commonly used to drive large compressor systems that are used, for example, in the refrigeration cycles of processes for liquefying natural gas. In order to maximize the efficiency of such turbine/compressor systems, the gas turbines are typically operated at or near their maximum rated speed and load.
GE has employed an incremental approach for the 7FA.05 gas turbine, which is the latest evolution of its F class. The gas turbine produces over 180 MW in simple cycle. Only existing proven technologies are used in the machine.
A patent has been awarded to Adnan Eroglu, Jaan Hellat Felix Guethe and Peter Flohr (Assignee: Alstom Technology Ltd.) for a method to operate a gas turbine with sequential combustion to an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) plant.
Syracuse University – regularly ranked among the Top 100 in the United States –opened the Green Data Center in December 2009. The 12,000 square foot facility is designed to use 50 percent less energy and produce fewer greenhouse gasses than traditional data centers.
Using microturbines to burn diluted concentrations of methane
FlexEnergy's Powerstation technology, which uses microturbines formerly of Ingersoll-Rand, will allow the Department of Defense's (DoD) Fort Benning, Ga. base to convert its landfill gas, an unconventional energy source, into renewable energy.
Dresser-Rand Company has entered into an agreement with Echogen Power Systems of Akron, Ohio under which Dresser-Rand will acquire a minority interest in Echogen as well as certain license and exclusive market rights to Echogen's technologies and intellectual property.
Advanced Combustion Technology, Inc. has changed its name to ACT Independent Turbo Services, Inc. (ACT) in order to more accurately reflect the Company's overall capabilities and presence in the turbine repair industry.
HPI, LLC, a supplier of turbine control, fuel valve replacement and mechanical overhaul services, has acquired U.K-based DLE Aero Ltd., a services firm specializing in Dry Low Emissions/Dry Low NOx (DLE/DLN) mapping.
Wartsila's Board of Directors has appointed Bjorn Rosengren as the new President and CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation. He will assume the position on 1 September 2011, succeeding Ole Johansson, who will retire.
New York-based Verdant Power has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that would allow the company to install up to 30 new tidal power turbines in the East Channel of the East River in New York, NY. If approved, the project would be the first tidal power plant in the U.S. licensed to transmit energy onto the national grid.
GE has bought a taller wind turbine tower technology from Wind Tower Systems (WTS), LLC. The need for taller, cost-efficient towers is becoming an important factor in the wind industry as blade lengths increase.