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Alleviating Control Valve Erosion Crucial to Power Plant Uptime

Ongoing process steam leakage in power plant control valves due to erosion from wet steam must be addressed to maximise uptime at a critical time for industry, says a power…


Water Chemistry Important to Avoid Equipment Damage

Technology advances for heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) at power plants continue to provide higher efficiency, with major gains recognized in natural gas–fired and cogeneration systems in recent years. A…


Energy Crisis Deepens as Nuclear Reactors Remain Offline in France

Major French utility Electricite de France SA (EDF) said it will again extend maintenance outages at some of its nuclear reactors by several months, meaning France will continue to import…


Caution! When Retrofitting Older Turbines, Upgrade Gas Control Valves

As a result of legislative actions across the U.S., acquiring permits for greenfield natural gas-powered plants has increasingly become a challenge. In New York, for example, state officials denied permits…


GE Expands Field Execution Best Practice “Live Outage” in Europe and in the Middle East

“Live Outage” approach utilizes digital solutions to improve the field execution experience with standardized procedures while maintaining safety best practices It was kicked off in the United States to help…