Siemens Completes First Testing Of PetroAlgaes Biomass Fuel

Siemens Energy has completed the first firing of PetroAlgae Inc.’s biocrude fuel, a plant-based, micro-crop biomass material that is processed into a solid residue. The testing was performed at a test bed installed at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A. Results show that the biocrude/coal fuel mixture, which was combined with […]

Grundfos Pumps has officially opened a fire pump test facility at the companys production facility in Wahlstedt Germany

Grundfos Pumps has officially opened a fire pump test facility at the company’s production facility in Wahlstedt, Germany. The new state-of-the-art Grundfos facility will handle fire pumps to be sold throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. The bare shaft pumps, which will be sent from the Peerless Pump facility in Indianapolis, USA, will […]

desalination plant on the Grand Cayman Island is undergoing a retrofit and upgrade of desalination technologies

The desalination plant on the Grand Cayman Island is undergoing a retrofit and upgrade of desalination technologies, using PX Pressure Exchanger energy recovery devices. Energy Recovery’s PX devices will help Consolidated Water, who built the desalination plant, and the Water Authority-Cayman to cost-effectively deliver more than 4,900 m³ of potable water per day. The PX […]

Berkefeld introduces the midiRO CEDI water treatment system

The midiRO CEDI (continuous electro-deionisation) uses an electrodemineralisation process to produce demineralised water of a high degree of purity from the permeate of integrated reverse osmosis. The CEDI systems from Berkefeld have conductivity values of less than 0.5 µS/cm and with two-level demineralisation values up to 0.055 µS/cm. The system is characterised by the fact […]

Alstom has signed two long-term service agreements with GDF SUEZ Group Companies

Alstom has signed two, long-term service agreements with GDF SUEZ Group Companies, worth about €130 million (US$157 million) for power plants in Thailand and Chile. In Thailand, one service agreement has been signed with the Glow Group of companies, owned 69.1% by GDF SUEZ. The contract covers the two GT26 gas turbines at the 713 […]

Part 2: Specification for Fuel Gases for Combustion in Heavy-Duty Gas Turbines

Continued From Part I IV. CONTAMINANTS Dependent on the type of fuel gas, the geographical location and the forwarding means there is the potential for the “raw” gas supply to contain one or more of the following contaminants: 1. Tar, lamp black, coke 2. Water, salt water 3. Sand, clay 4. Rust 5. Iron sulfide […]