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steam turbines


A Brief History of GE Gas Turbines

July marks two important milestones that set gas-fired generation on its course to becoming a dominant form of power generation: commercial operation of the world’s first industrial gas turbine in…


Two Harriet Monroe Poems About Power Plants 
Fisk power plant in Chicago

Harriet Monroe, the founder and longtime editor of Poetry magazine, was the author of a large body of poems that captured the essence of urban industrial modernity. Her 1914 book,…


Coal Plant Improves Combustion, Lowers Emissions, and Boosts Output

Coal power plants today must find ways to operate economically if they are to survive. Every area of cost reduction must be investigated. On the maintenance side, time savings must…


Mitigating and Managing J-Seal Failure Risks in Turbine Steam Path Systems

J-seals are an integral part of efficient steam turbine operation. The failure of a J-seal can cause significant damage to the turbine rotor as material migrates downstream. For that reason,…