Power plants based on the steam Rankine cycle have formed the backbone of the power generating industry for the best part of a century and are expected to continue to do so well into the present century.
The power industry suffered continued setbacks against a tumultuous economic backdrop. Several nations slashed their subsidies for renewable energy projects, while many carbon capture and storage projects were either delayed or scrapped. Gas fired generation continued to dominate conventional new build projects, while the nuclear ‘renaissance’ continued apace.
ABB power factor correction (PFC) equipment has provided a vital boost in energy efficiency for the McCain Food’s massive site at Scarborough, North Yorkshire, which produces many of the company’s key products.