Power Generation

Submitted by Ray Marquiss || Valin Corporation
Specifying VFD's

The basic application for a VFD is one where an AC motor must be run with some aspect of control over the speed, accel/decel or torque. Cranes, fans, pumps, mixers, conveyors, and similar applications are all candidates for using a VFD.

Submitted by Norm Hall || Valin Corporation
Hilco Oil Reclamation System

Investing in oil reclamation technology can help reduce the costs associated with oil usage. Learn more in the blog below.

Whether it’s raw water, feed water, condenser water, or even cooling tower water, operators and technicians need top tier flow data. There are plenty of challenges that power generation professionals face when trying to obtain operational efficiency and regulatory compliance. Choosing the right flow meter for your flow application shouldn’t be one of those challenges!

Flow Meters for the Power Generation Industry

As any plant manager, engineer, or shutdown turnaround coordinator is aware, flow data is only as good as the flow meter that provides it. When accuracy and repeatability are critical, McCrometer’s flow meters deliver top tier data.

Selecting a Process Controller Optimized for your Specific Application

So, you need a process controller… now what?  How do you go about making a selection that you will be confident in that is optimized for your specific application?  There is no shortage of options available as you make your way through the process, and it’s difficult to know what features to prioritize, especially when faced with a tight budget.

Electro-Hydraulic Actuators Improve Safety

Don't wait until it's too late, Kyntronics' actuators can help prevent disasters and improve your bottom line.

Submitted by Ray Marquiss || Valin Corporation
Remote I/O – Understanding the Meaning Today

“Remote I/O”, that term does not have quite the same meaning as it once did.  For the longest time, remote I/O only referred to a system where the I/O node was located somewhere other than in the main control cabinet that housed the PLC.

Submitted by Jon Irvine || Valin Corporation
Leak Detection Technology in Power Plants

Leak detection in power plants is critical. Unfortunately, there are many plants in operation today that do not have a sufficient detection system in place at their location for costly leaks.

Energy Expenditure as a Factor in Hydrogen Transport and Storage

Hydrogen is key to decarbonization – in the chemical industry as well as for developed nations. However, while it is relatively easy and cheap to produce, pure H2 is notoriously difficult to transport and store. Most methods require high operational and/or energy costs.

The Danger of Hydrogen Leaks and How to Minimize the Risk

Leaks are a pernicious issue in natural gas pipelines. As hydrogen can escape even more easily than methane through the tiniest holes, cracks, and weld seams, the transport and eventual storage of this gas is one of the major barriers to wider adoption of this gas as a fuel and feedstock. Hydrogen permeation and embrittlement only exacerbate the problem.