Products & Technology

Quick Work In Dubai

Siemens said it has completed extensive service operations on the gas turbines at Jebel Ali K-station in what it called a record time of only 29 working days. The Dubai power plant is owned by...

Power Boost For FleXtra

GE’s Distributed Power announced it has worked with pilot customer Stadtwerke Rosenheim to develop a modification and upgrade for its Jenbacher J920 FleXtra gas engine that increases the power output of the engine by...

New Thermal Deal For GE

GE and Invenergy LLC have signed an agreement to deploy GE’s Predix based Asset Performance Management (APM) software on 13 GE turbines at six gas-operated thermal plants in the U.S., with an operating capacity...

Battery-Gas Turbine Hybrid System Up And Running

GE and Southern California Edison (SCE) unveiled what the companies said was the world’s first battery-gas turbine hybrid system, the first of two units that GE has delivered only months after announcing initial deployment...

Tougher Bearing Materials Abound

BY BO SVENSSON Using cutting-edge materials such as silicon nitride, super tough stainless steel and polyetheretherketone (PEEK) can help prolong the life of bearings and improve machine performance, according to SKF. Some of the materials may...

A Cool Concept For Generator Sets

It’s not unusual for technologies to migrate from one market to another. In the case of engine-powered vehicles and equipment, emissions regulations and demands for reduced fuel consumption and quieter machines, have become important...

A Future In The Sky

  BY IAN CAMERON The use of drones to carry out critical inspection testing continues to gain momentum—not least in the oil and gas and marine and energy sectors. Proponents of the use of drones for inspection...

“First” Un-Manned Offshore Vessel Under Development

BY IAN CAMERON A United Kingdom and Norwegian partnership will build what it said is the world’s first un-manned and fully automated vessel for offshore operations. Automated Ships Ltd. and Norway’s Kongsberg plan to start work...

MAN Scores First Order For Hybrid Propulsion System

MAN Diesel & Turbo said it has received the first order for the full HyProp ECO hybrid propulsion system. HyProp ECO combines a diesel engine with a frequency-converter-driven shaft-alternator/motor and features multiple operational modes. Jointly...

One Megawatt Mark For Liebherr Gas Engines

  Liebherr Components—a division of the Liebherr Group—is launching a new 20-cylinder gaseous fueled engine, that follows the already announced company’s strategy for the delivery of fully equipped gas engines The Liebherr G9620 gas engine features...