Power Generation

Companies partner with Valin for results.  Read these case studies to learn how we achieve more together.

Submitted by Greg Neneman || Valin Corporation
on Mon, 08/26/2019

A large utility company had a series of dams along a river which controlled the flow of water into the local area. These dams were deemed as a critical infrastructure by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The spillways are controlled by large butterfly valves which are actuated utilizing hydraulics and they needed to be tested.

Submitted on Mon, 06/17/2019

The wastewater treatment equipment market was worth over $35 billion in 2015, and is expected to reach more than $55 billion by 2023. Increasing demands for water, alongside a trend in recycling and reusing this precious resource, are two reasons for the growth. End-user industries – power generation, pharmaceuticals, paper, oil & gas, food & beverage and general industrial – are also driving the water treatment industry.

Submitted on Fri, 06/14/2019

In geothermal plants, transforming the earth’s heat into electricity imposes challenging conditions on pressure measurement equipment. WIKA’s pressure monitoring instruments and diaphragm seals can withstand harsh environments, as shown in a recent installation at a geothermal well in Southeast Asia.

Submitted on Fri, 03/23/2018

To comply with the Clean Air Act, a coal-fired power plant needed to heat flue gas to 455°C (850°F). Watlow engineered a customized design that would meet the customer's needs.

Submitted by Greg Neneman || Valin Corp.
on Mon, 11/06/2017

A local power plant was having issue with clogged nozzles. The nozzles that spray the ammonia to neutralize the NOx began to clog forcing the customer to take the units off line. Because of this, they were not able to produce power at peak time to their customers. Valin designed and assembled a turnkey filtration system that consisted of 10 filtration assemblies with filter housings (for pre-filtration and final filtration), a differential pressure gauge, drain valves on the bottom of filter housings, inlet and outlet valves, and a support stand.

Submitted by Rick Frauton || United Electric Controls
on Wed, 02/15/2017

A large energy company needed to lower costs, reduce maintenance and provide more reliable hydrogen-cooled generators for their customers worldwide. In order to monitor seal oil pressure remotely, provide switch control and be able to instantly view pressure readings, three discrete instruments were needed – a pressure transmitter, a pressure switch and a local gauge. Click on the "Read More" button below to find out how they were able to accomplish all of that with one product.

Submitted by Don Wolff || Valin Corp.
on Mon, 08/08/2016

A manufacturer of natural gas fired steam generators contacted Valin regarding a problem they were having with contamination.  The company used a competitor's product but the local filtration expertise and product availability was becoming a problem between the company and their customers. Valin delivered a new filtration solution that provided a higher confidence in the purity of their gas, and reduced the number of filter cartridge kits that they will need to keep stocked in inventory.

Submitted by Patrick Bartell || Valin Corp.
on Mon, 06/06/2016

A public utility company needed a compact liquid metering solution with a minimal footprint. The company required a LACT unit that could not only accurately measure the produced liquid product, but one that could control the automated requirements and have an interface with truck drivers to load their trucks. Valin’s engineers collaborated over multiple meetings with the public utility company’s engineers to design a system that would satisfy accuracy, performance, and safety issues, as well as consider environmental concerns. Valin listened to the customer and created a system that would outperform older systems and still meet the many requirements.

Submitted by Michelle Fischer
on Mon, 02/03/2014

A Major Refinery in Washington Realizes a 20% Savings on their Maintenance Labor Thanks to Valin.

Submitted by Leslie Carmen
on Mon, 01/21/2013

Because coal is dusty, it is common for mining and power plants to minimize the dust by spraying down the coal with a water-based chemical solution. In the colder months of the year, however, this solution causes the coal to freeze together in clumps and stick to the cold walls of the coal chute.

Submitted by Kari Kohonen
on Tue, 10/16/2012

To meet growing demand for distillates and to also meet environmental and regulatory compliance, a large refinery in the Northwest began construction of a new Ultra low Sulphur Diesel Unit.

Submitted by Bosch Rexroth
on Wed, 05/23/2012

Project Frog in San Francisco, CA is a clean technology company that incorporates a sophisticated approach—including parametric design, precision fabrication, energy modeling, lean manufacturing and continuous monitoring.

Submitted by Ron Novak
on Tue, 05/01/2012

One of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial gas turbines had a problem that needed solving and Valin® acted as the general contractor for this job providing project management, supervision and all of the cable and components.

Submitted by Don Wolff
on Thu, 03/01/2012

Valin® was asked to provide a compact, failsafe electric actuation solution for high torque metal seated ball valves in a severe process application.