By Hu Yaqi, Zhejiang Guohua Zheneng Power Generation Co., Ltd.; and Steve Craig, Fluid Components International LLC (FCI)
To meet China’s growing need for electric power generation, the Guohua Ninghai Power Plant has a total planned operating capacity of 4 x 600 MW [Phase 1]. The plant is located south of Shanghai in Ninghai township, Ningbo city, Zhejiang province, and serves the electric power needs in the region.
When engineers at the Kori nuclear power plant in South Korea found that dissolved nitrogen in reactor feed water led to an increased production of carbon 14, a long-term environmental contaminant, they sought a way to minimize its production.
Advanced laser-based instrumentation now makes possible accurate inventory management of granular stockpiles. The sophisticated system from ABB, called the VM3D volumetric laser scanner, accurately measures the volume of variously shaped piles of material.