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power podcasts – Thinking Port

Why Do People Choose Careers in Engineering? [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 09:44:16 +0000

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Do you want to solve important problems, contribute to society, and help people? Well, then, you may want to become an engineer. At least that’s why some successful engineers have said they entered and persist in the occupation, according to a recent study published by DiscoverE, an engineering outreach organization based in Alexandria, Virginia. The […]

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Good Water Treatment Systems Need Both Equipment and Chemistry [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2019 17:38:16 +0000

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Proper water treatment is vital to successful power plant operation. The water treatment system must be designed appropriately, implementing a suitable water chemistry program, and operated and monitored correctly. Having adequate training and utilizing the services of a knowledgeable partner can be invaluable. Three water industry experts from U.S. Water, a Kurita company, were recent […]

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Recruiting the New Power Workforce [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 14:54:10 +0000

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It’s a time of great transition in the power industry. Not only are generation resources changing, but so are the work skills needed to operate and maintain those resources. Meanwhile, a large number of workers are reaching retirement age, leaving open positions that had long been filled by highly experienced staff. And the talent pool […]

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Is Carbon Pricing the Key to a Clean Energy Future? [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:37:30 +0000

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The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) has proposed incorporating the social cost of carbon into the wholesale price of electricity. According to an October-released study conducted by the consulting firm Analysis Group, “A carbon price in NYISO’s competitive wholesale power markets can help deliver New York’s clean-energy transition in faster, cheaper, more reliable, more […]

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Experts Share Insight on the Industry at Recent Power Event [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2019 14:54:02 +0000

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POWER was at the POWERGEN International exhibition and summit, which was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, Nov. 19–21, 2019. Among the experts we met with at the show were Paul Browning, CEO of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas; Chris Mieckowski, director of global solutions marketing and strategy with Siemens; Robert Yeager, president of Emerson’s Power […]

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Using Extreme Visibility to Protect Industrial Control Systems [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 23:09:58 +0000

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What does it mean to have “extreme visibility” in an operational technology (OT) environment? According to Claroty, a New York-based company that offers cybersecurity products for industrial control systems, it’s having the ability to see all assets on a network, knowing what they are, and understanding what functions they perform. The company says the more […]

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Using Data to Improve Power Plant Operations [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 22:32:48 +0000

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Power plants have an abundance of data. Temperatures, pressures, flows, and various other parameters are all monitored constantly to ensure plants are operating properly. However, a lot of data is not used to its fullest extent. With the right tools, data can be more-thoroughly analyzed and findings can be acted upon to improve efficiency and […]

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What Can You Do with a Superconductor? A Lot! [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:14:16 +0000

The post What Can You Do with a Superconductor? A Lot! [PODCAST] appeared first on POWER Magazine.

What is a superconductor? One definition says, “a material that can conduct electricity or transport electrons from one atom to another with no resistance.” “At the base physics level, what a superconductor does is it moves a lot more power per unit volume or per unit weight, so you have a very high energy-dense material […]

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Engineering a World-Class Gas Turbine [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 21:02:08 +0000

The post Engineering a World-Class Gas Turbine [PODCAST] appeared first on POWER Magazine.

GE introduced the F-class gas turbine to the power industry nearly 30 years ago. Since that time, more than 1,500 F-class machines have operated for more than 54 million hours. With available outputs ranging from 51 MW for a GE 6F.01 simple cycle unit to more than 1,000 MW for a 3×1 7F.05-based combined cycle […]

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Large Public Power Systems Are Evolving [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 13:49:11 +0000

The power grid is changing across the U.S. More distributed energy resources are being added every day. That brings challenges for power utilities, but also opportunities. John Di Stasio, president of the Large Public Power Council (LPPC), which represents 27 of the largest locally governed and operated not-for-profit electric systems in the U.S., was a […]

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