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Plant Design


Advantages of Fibre-Reinforced Concrete

Concrete is an integral part of any construction project, whether you are building roads, a a ground floor in your private home, or a power plant. This is because concrete…



Compact Advanced Tokomak Concept Takes Fusion Power One Step Closer to Commercial Reality

Scientists at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility have released a new design for a compact fusion reactor that can generate electricity and help define the technology necessary for commercial fusion…


Understanding Fuel Cells and Their Role in the Green Energy Revolution

Future propulsion and energy systems must be designed to meet the social challenges of climate change, increased energy requirements, and the mobility and energy demands of a growing world population.…


Understanding Hydro Turbine Draft Tubes and Their Importance

Significant engineering goes into every hydropower facility. Among the items that require detailed design work are draft tubes, which are basically conical diffusers installed at the outlet of turbine runners.…


Mechanical Seals and Bearing Isolator Solutions for Tidal Energy Equipment Protection

As clean-power technologies become more mainstream, offshore and river-based energy generating systems are beginning to come into their own in terms of proven performance. While the sea and rivers are…


Are 1-in-10-Year Events Really 1-in-10-Year Events Anymore?

When evaluating resource adequacy requirements, many power companies and grid operators have used a methodology that originated more than 70 years ago. This probabilistic reliability approach has generally performed adequately…