Turbomachinery International: January/February 2024

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Turbomachinery Magazine, January/February 2024, Volume 65, Issue 1

The January/February 2024 issue features an exploration of digital twins, hydrocarbon challenges for compressors, insights on Ansaldo steam turbines, and more.

Turbomachinery International’s January/February 2024 features a compilation of the latest industry news and new products in turbomachinery, advice on how to manage bolt connections in turbomachines, and a Q&A with Cadence Design Systems on the benefits of computational fluid dynamics (CFD). This issue’s cover story explores digital-twin technology and some of its turbomachinery applications in the real world, including examples and technologies from DTE Energy, Ansys, AnyLogic, and more. Mark Sandberg discusses the challenges with heavy hydrocarbons in compressor operations, and our vendor spotlight features Ansaldo Energia. Lastly, the Myth Busters contribute once again with an in-depth analysis of the feasibility of green hydrogen for power generation.

Amin Almasi’s Turbo Tips column, How to Manage Bolt Connections & Bolt Joints in Turbomachines, offers a series of considerations, cautions, and tips for the proper selection of bolt components to avoid operational issues.


Cadence Design Systems discusses How Computational Fluid Dynamics Benefit Turbomachinery, with insights from Jean-Charles Bonaccorsi and Carolyn Woeber on the role of CFD in the design lifecycle, emissions, and decarbonization. Our vendor spotlight with Ansaldo Energia dives into the company's portfolio of steam turbine models, as well as the future of a technology that’s been deemed a “mature” component. Mark Sandberg of Sandberg Turbomachinery Consulting reveals case analytics and recommended actions to address aftercooler discharge temperature to avoid the negative impact of partial condensation.

And Myth Busters, Klaus Brun and Rainer Kurz, break down blue hydrogen—produced from fossil fuel with carbon capture—and green hydrogen—produced from alternative energy sources—and the reality of producing it, using it in power generation, and where/how it fits into a sustainable future. As the Myth Busters say: “[Blue and green hydrogen] are often prominently displayed in the technology mix needed for the future of a decarbonized energy economy. However, green hydrogen for power generation is a rare animal, a unicorn, or some other mythological beast. Everyone believes in it, but nobody seems to have actually seen one credibly.”

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