Siemens posts record sales in fiscal 94

Siemens is pushing to increase its share of the world energy construction market through a new subsidiary, fresh partnerships and a new view on plant design.

Ahlstrom contracts for Thailand cogen plant

A. Ahlstrom Corp. has signed a contract with Thai Kraft Paper Industry Company Ltd. to deliver a cogeneration power plant for the Wang Sala mill, north of Bangkok, Thailand. Commercial operation is scheduled for summer 1996.

Target: 60% thermal efficiency

Siemens said that 60 percent thermal efficiency is the economic limit for combined-cycle generating plants, but it`s within reach of current technology. At a recent press briefing in Berlin to introduce the firm`s new 3A gas turbine design, Siemens executives said they had targeted 60 percent thermal efficiency and hoped to achieve it soon.

Siemens new gas turbines use jet plane engine technology to reduce...

The Power Generation Group of Siemens is developing an efficient 165-MW-class V84.3A heavy-duty combustion turbine that combines Siemens design experience with the aeroengine technology of Pratt & Whitney. Siemens plans to introduce a family of these advanced machines over the next few months.

Europe gives priority to reducing power plant NOx and SOx emissions

Cleaning up the environment is a major reason that Europe`s electric generating companies are installing scrubbers, low-NOx burners and AFBC

1st combined-cycle plant planned for Kazakhstan

A Turkish-German consortium under the leadership of the Power Generation Group of Siemens AG is to build Kazakhstan`s first combined-cycle power plant in the Aktyubinsk region in the western part of the country. The state-owned utility, Kazakhstanenergo, Almaty, will purchase the 954-MW plant.

Diagnostics tasks

The ZUS condition monitoring system provides diagnostics tasks. The system detects minimal changes in component behavior on the basis of temperature, structure-borne noise and vibration signals, and sounds alarms to indicate incipient damage. It features a self-learning mode which lets the system set its own monitoring limits.

State-of-the-art energy management system to improve Venezuelas hydro-electric plant operations

Venezuela`s concern for protecting the environment, and the country`s need for more efficient power generation, were major factors in EDELCA installing a state-of-the art energy management system.

IGTI conference concentrates on helping the gas turbine user

Everyone seems to be concerned with "the customer" these days, and those at the 39th ASME International Gas Turbine & Aeroengine Congress/Users Symposium & Exposition (Turbo Expo `94) were no exception. In fact, the theme of the June Turbo Expo was "Maintain the Edge for the User."

Modernizing steam turbine components

Upgrading an aging turbine`s performance with new steam path components can improve plant efficiency and output

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