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Online Silica Analyzer At PPL Power Plant Pays For Itself In Three Days
By ABB Measurement & Analytics

Silica analyzers in modern power plants keep operators aware of harmful silica concentrations in the water-steam turbine cycle. In the boiler, silica forms silicate deposits that interfere with heat transfer and are very difficult to remove. In the turbine, silica deposits on the blades and causes drastic decreases in efficiency. Power plants with high-pressure boilers closely monitor silica concentrations to avoid these problems.

Monitoring Of Hydrazine And Other Oxygen Scavengers In Boiler Water
By Hach Company

The Hach 9586 sc Hydrazine Process Analyzer should be calibrated when used in matrices other than high-purity water. A routine calibration with an appropriate laboratory test will ensure that the analyzer is producing accurate results, even in the presence of common boiler treatment chemicals. This application note describes how to perform this routine calibration.

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Power Plant Uses Membrane Contactors To Remove CO2 From Water

A major power plant in Thailand is using 3M Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors to remove carbon dioxide from a DI water system. The system is an expansion project and will be used to feed a high-pressure boiler. Carbon dioxide adds an ionic load to the EDI system, which can reduce the performance of the system. 

Conventional Resin Cation Exchangers Versus EDI For Cace Measurement In Power Plants

The conductivity measurement after a cation exchanger in power plants with steam turbines was introduced soon after 1950 by Larson and Lane. As a result of the simple measuring principle, the sensitivity, and its high reliability, the conductivity measurement after cation exchanger has become the most commonly used analytical method in power plants with steam generators.

Enterprise Asset Performance Management

Using the comprehensive Enterprise Asset Performance Management (APM) solution offered by Schneider Electric, organizations can monitor their assets to identify, diagnose, and prioritize impending equipment problems. This enables companies to reduce unscheduled downtime, prevent equipment failures, reduce maintenance costs, increase asset utilization, extend equipment life, and identify underperforming assets.