Energy & Power Plants
- Power Plant Generators: What is Excitation?
Electric generators work on the principle of Faraday’s electromagnetic induction. The essential part of this principle is the magnetic field. The magnetic filed is produced from a DC power source from an Exciter that is part of the generator system. Read on for more.
- How Much Air is Required to Burn Coal?
The most important requirement to burn coal is the correct quantity of air. This article explains how to calculate the correct quantity of air.
- Preventing Cold End Corrosion in a Boiler
Using fuels with sulfur in steam generating units yields a potential hazard of sulfur corrosion at the cold end of the boiler. The severity depends on many factors like percentage of sulfur in the fuel, excess air, moisture in flue gas, etc. Many options are available to contain cold end corrosion
- Do Windmills & Cell Phone Towers Kill Millions of Migratory Birds per Year?
Is it a fact that windmills and cell towers kill millions of birds every year? Many activists are concerned over mankind's intrusion into migratory bird patterns. But is this concern justified?
- What is Isokinetic Sampling?
Isokinetic or constant velocity sampling is the preferred method for determining particulate concentrations in fluid streams. Read on to find more about this method.
- Natural Gas: How it is Processed, Transferred and Stored
Natural gas contains about 80% methane and 20% or so of other hydrocarbons. It is found in on/off-shore oil and gas fields as well as shale oil deposits. The main source of NG is presently from the reservoirs in oil and gas fields where it is piped to the surface for processing to pure methane.
- Emissions From Power Plants: What You Should Know
Power plants produce a lot of emissions in the process of converting energy from fossil fuels to Electricity. Should this be a concern for us?
- Convert Biomass to Pellets for Efficient Use of Biomass Energy
Biomass has low bulk density, high moisture, and low energy density. Converting it to pellets makes it more portable and easily usable. Pelletization has advantages for both wood producers and power plant operations.
- Factors Affecting Suitability of Locations for Tidal Power Plants
Unlike other sources of power, tidal power plants have requirements which may not be met easily. In order to find suitable sources and locations for Tidal Power Plants several requirements must be met.
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