Posts Tagged ‘power’

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Dr. Mel’s Opinion on the deregulation of power generation

May 3, 2016

In the fall of 1998, Dr. Mel Giberson wrote an opinion piece for Turbo Machinery Magazine regarding the market deregulation of electric power generation. The points discussed nearly 20 years ago, still hold true today. The piece is available on the TRI Web site.

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New Tech Note

February 8, 2013

It has been nearly two years since our last Tech Note, but today we have released the latest write up. This month’s topic is about bearings for turbine-generators found in nuclear electric generation plants.

Many nuclear plants run at 1800 RPM where many fossil fueled steam plants run at 3600 RPM. Considering the generator, half the speed means twice the poles dramatically increasing the weight of the rotor.

The new Tech Note focuses on heavily loaded bearings.

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Fluid Drive Over Heating and Vibration Issues

October 12, 2010

Two common problems found in existing fluid drives (by other manufacturers of course) are over heating and vibration damage. TRI has a Tech Note that explains the history of fluid drives, the historic application for them in the US power industry and the problems that arose after power plants went moved away from providing base load power. Read more…