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America’s Aging Generation Fleet

COAL POWER magazine :: Operations & Maintenance >> 
Proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules and a greater reliance on newer generation technologies have put the nation’s aging fossil-fueled generation units at risk of retirement. The numbers demonstrate that the U.S. power generating fleet is older than you may believe....

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Report: Fuel for Power Generation to Lead Energy Growth Through 2040

COAL POWER magazine :: Operations & Maintenance >> 
Fuel for power generation will account for about 55% of demand-related energy growth through 2040, ExxonMobil forecasts in its latest annual energy forecast. Like several other forecasters, the Irving, Texas–based oil and gas company also predicts that natural gas will emerge as the leading source of electricity generation by 2040....

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Jinzhushan 3: The World’s First PC-Fired Low Mass Flux Vertical Tube Supercritical Boiler, Part 2

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The world’s first supercritical pulverized coal–fired low mass flux vertical tube Benson boiler is Jinzhushan 3, located in Hunan Province of the People’s Republic of China. The 600-MW Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group Inc. once-through boiler burns Chinese anthracite using downshot pulverized coal (PC) technology. Part 2 of this three-part article discusses the boiler technology. The third and final part will review the plant’s performance test results....

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Duke Prepares for Testing at Edwardsport IGCC Plant

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Duke Energy said  in mid-October that testing was under way in preparation for commercial operation next year of its 630-MW integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) Edwardsport power plant in Knox County, Ind....

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Insulation and Lagging Fundamentals

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Insulation and lagging are key to saving energy in a typical steam plant, and plant operators would be well advised to pay close attention to energy losses in their insulation and lagging systems....

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EPRI: Generation Sector Research Update

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This synopsis of today’s most interesting research related to power generation gives you a glimpse of what’s possibly coming to your plant in the not-so-distance future. Research under way today will surely determine how power plants are designed, operated, and maintained for many years to come....

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Efficient Heating For Climate Control Specialist

may 15 27Efficient Heating For Climate Control Specialist

Powrmatic has supplied seven NVS condensing warm air heaters and 11 CECx destratification fans to Eberspächer UK’s newly constructed warehouse and test facility at Ringwood in Hampshire. The units were specified and installed by PWB Industrial Heating Service. (Read More)

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Future Proofing Combined Heat & Power

may 15 25Future Proofing Combined Heat & Power

As carbon reduction targets become more and more strict and fuel prices continue to rise, it has never been more prevalent that heating and hot water systems achieve maximum efficiency. Ben Richardson, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Commercial Technology Consultant at Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating, explains the need to think ahead before sizing CHP modules: (Read More)

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KING’S BOILER HIRE LTD.

may 15 23KING’S BOILER HIRE LTD.

As the busy Easter weekend approached,  Pinewood Park Leisure Club in Upper Sherringham, Norfolk were faced with a major problem…..  The boiler unit heating their leisure club swimming pool failed and was beyond repair!

Pinewood’s William Wright immediately contacted King’s Boiler Hire on Friday morning explaining their dilemma. (Read More)

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