COAL POWER Direct [Mar. 11, 2015]

Advanced Bearing Technology Eliminates Subsynchronous Steam Turbine Vibrations

A facility’s steam turbine ranks at, or at least near, the top of the list of vital power plant equipment. Without it, the thermal energy in pressurized steam can not be converted to rotary motion, which is

Feedwater Chemistry Meets Stainless Steel, Copper, and Iron

Alloys found in the condensate and feedwater systems of power plants include carbon steel for piping, pumps, and in some cases heat exchangers. Many systems still have some copper-based alloys from admiralty

Ameren Comments on Suggested Revisions to the EPA's Clean Power Plan

Although there has been plenty of discussion in the U.S. power industry about the challenges posed by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP), Missouri-based Ameren Corp.…

SCR Reheat Burners Keep NOx in Spec at Low Loads

Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems installed in steam generators for NOx reduction are ordinarily designed for full boiler load conditions, when SCR inlet temperatures normally exceed unit-specific

FPL Seeks to Acquire and Phase Out Coal-Fired Power Plant

Florida Power and Light (FPL) wants to buy a 250-MW coal-fired facility in Florida to shut it down. The Juno Beach, Fla.–based company filed a petition with the Florida Public…

10 Industry Leaders Comment on the Future of Energy, Electricity, and the Grid

Here are selected thought-provoking (and even unexpected) comments made by presenters at the 10th annual MIT Energy Conference on Feb. 27 and 28 in Cambridge, Mass. Comments are summarized and…