Power of Integration—Users Shaping Future of Distributed Control Systems

Credit to Author: Luis Duran| Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2023 14:38:03 +0000

As plant owners accelerate the Industry 4.0 digital transformation, attention is increasingly being focused on the evolution of Distributed Control Systems (DCS) to enable them to become more flexible and adaptable. There are many key initiatives that are helping to set the standard for systems offering new levels of openness, security and interoperability. COMMENTARY Originally […]

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The POWER Interview: 3D Printing as a Supply Chain Solution

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 14:50:33 +0000

Issues with the global supply chain have impacted the power generation sector, in much the same way those problems have affected other industries. Sourcing of materials, including spare parts for boilers and turbines, solar panels and other solar-related equipment, and items needed for wind power and other renewable energy sources, has delayed projects worldwide. The […]

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The 12 Most-Read POWER Global Monitor Articles of 2022

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2022 22:27:11 +0000

Every month, POWER magazine publishes several articles in its Global Monitor section covering topics important to the electric power generation industry. The articles typically feature interesting updates on progress made at notable projects around the world, big policy changes, or promising research and development (R&D) news. Short notes about major contracts are also touched on […]

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Covering More with Less: Securing Renewable Energy Sources

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2022 19:27:02 +0000

A wide range of industries fall under the umbrella of critical infrastructure, and they are all—as the name implies—critical. From energy production and water treatment to transportation and data storage, everything within critical infrastructure serves an essential purpose when it comes to the continued functioning of the nation. Unfortunately, that makes critical infrastructure sites a […]

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Caution! When Retrofitting Older Turbines, Upgrade Gas Control Valves

Credit to Author: Steve Beddick| Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2022 13:05:11 +0000

As a result of legislative actions across the U.S., acquiring permits for greenfield natural gas-powered plants has increasingly become a challenge. In New York, for example, state officials denied permits for two proposed natural gas-powered plants because they were seen as hurdles to achieving greenhouse gas emissions goals. In 2020, the New Mexico Public Regulation […]

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Evolution and Continuation: How Distributed Control Systems Will Change and Adapt

Credit to Author: Johan Bjorklund| Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 14:29:56 +0000

Are today’s Distributed Control Systems ready for what tomorrow could bring? Johan Björklund of leading global technology company ABB believes they are. Here he looks at how the DCS is adapting to meet the changing demands of users. Distributed Control Systems (DCS) have been around for nearly half a century. Of course, both industrial processes […]

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How Monitoring and Diagnostics Centers Benefit the Power Industry

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 05:11:00 +0000

GE has been operating a monitoring and diagnostics center for the power generation sector for more than 25 years. From modest beginnings, the facility now monitors about 1,000 power plants around the world

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POWER Digest [December 2022]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 05:09:00 +0000

Qatar Inaugurates the Country’s First Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant. With Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari, president of Qatar General Electricity & Water Corp. (Kahramaa); Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi

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Using Technology to Improve Management of Utilities’ Fleets

Credit to Author: Erin Gilchrist Rugg| Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2022 13:56:30 +0000

Utility fleet managers faced their share of challenges in recent years. They needed to respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations and rising customer expectations while keeping drivers feeling safe and supported. They also needed to maximize the utilization of vehicles while extending lifecycles and complying with regulations—even as they evolve faster than ever. Like […]

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Chimney Failure Takes Out Unit at Kusile, One of World’s Biggest Coal Plants

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 19:08:37 +0000

A severe failure on a duct exiting the sulfur dioxide absorber at Unit 1 of Eskom’s massive coal-fired 4.8-GW Kusile power plant, which is under construction in Mpumalanga province, South Africa, has shuttered the 800-MW unit and delayed Unit 2’s return to service. Eskom on Nov. 2 announced the section of the Kusile 1 flue […]

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