Power Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the power-technology.com web site http://www.power-technology.com/ en-us http://www.power-technology.com/ Power Technology-Updates http://www.power-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Germany may shutdown coal-fired plants to meet greenhouse gas reduction targets http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsgermany-may-shutdown-coal-fired-plants-to-meet-greenhouse-gas-reduction-targets-4423744 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsgermany-may-shutdown-coal-fired-plants-to-meet-greenhouse-gas-reduction-targets-4423744 Germany plans to reduce energy generation from coal power plants to meet its greenhouse gas emission targets. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT ScottishPower Renewables and Dong Energy open €2bn West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsscottishpower-renewables-dong-energy-2bn-west-duddon-sands-offshore-wind-farm-4423753 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsscottishpower-renewables-dong-energy-2bn-west-duddon-sands-offshore-wind-farm-4423753 ScottishPower Renewables, a subsidiary of Iberdrola, and Dong Energy have opened the 389MW West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm, which is a major renewable project for the UK. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Siemens wins service contract for 12 wind projects in Iowa http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssiemens-wins-service-contract-for-12-wind-projects-in-iowa-4424295 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssiemens-wins-service-contract-for-12-wind-projects-in-iowa-4424295 US-based energy firm MidAmerican Energy has awarded a long-term service and maintenance contract to Siemens for 958 SWT-2.3 turbines at 12 wind projects in Iowa. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Fuel Oil Consumption Measurement http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/gensets/fuel-oil-consumption/ http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/gensets/fuel-oil-consumption/ Do you know how much fuel you consume? Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:51:00 GMT Ahlstrom-Filter Media Solutions and Technologies http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/filtration/ahlstrom-power/ http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/filtration/ahlstrom-power/ Ahlstrom manufactures filter media solutions and fibre-based materials for a range of industries and applications. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:00:00 GMT EDF and Amundi team-up to create asset management firm for power projects http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsedf-group-amundi-tie-up-to-create-asset-management-firm-for-power-projects-4422778 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsedf-group-amundi-tie-up-to-create-asset-management-firm-for-power-projects-4422778 EDF Group has partnered with Amundi to create a joint asset management company. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT BHEL wins EPC order for 444MW hydro project in Uttarakhand, India http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsbhel-wins-epc-order-for-444mw-hydro-project-in-uttarakhand-india-4422530 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsbhel-wins-epc-order-for-444mw-hydro-project-in-uttarakhand-india-4422530 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has won an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, worth Rs4.2bn ($69m), from Tehri Hydro Development Corporation (THDCIL) for a 444MW hydropower project in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Filtervac International-Filtration Equipment and Solutions http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/filtration/filtervac-international/ http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/filtration/filtervac-international/ Filtervac is a world leader in liquid filtration equipment. Established in 1983, the company was reorganised in 1990 and now manufactures a comprehensive line of filtration products. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT MHPS wins new equipment orders for 900MW Limay plant in Philippines http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmhps-wins-new-equipment-orders-900mw-limay-plant-philippines-4422625 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmhps-wins-new-equipment-orders-900mw-limay-plant-philippines-4422625 Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has received an order to deliver two sets of steam turbines and generators for the 900MW Limay Plant in the Philippines, which is to be constructed by San Miguel Corporation (SMC). Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT ISCO Product Catalogue http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/pipes/isco-product-catalogue/ http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/pipes/isco-product-catalogue/ This is the latest edition of the ISCO Product Catalogue. We have designed this tool to be your go-to resource for all your HDPE piping needs. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:59:00 GMT ISCO Industries Releases White Paper http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/pipes/isco-industries/pressisco-white-paper.html http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/pipes/isco-industries/pressisco-white-paper.html ISCO Industries has released a white paper that is available to download from Power-technology. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:27:00 GMT Field Report: AmerenUE Callaway Nuclear Plant http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/pipes/amerenue-callaway-nuclear-plant/ http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/pipes/amerenue-callaway-nuclear-plant/ The AmerenUE Callaway nuclear plant, located about 25 miles north-east of Jefferson City, Missouri in Callaway county had a potential problem. Two carbon steel piping systems critical to the operation of the plant needed to be replaced due to the lon… Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:27:00 GMT TriState Case Study http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/energy/tristate-case-study/ http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/energy/tristate-case-study/ Providing power for approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a wholesale electric power supplier owned by 44 electric cooperatives, has built its business by delivering a reliable, cost-based electricity… Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:14:00 GMT Browns Ferry Case Study: Lightning Protection for Nuclear Power Facilities http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/energy/browns-ferry-case-study-lightning-protection-for-nuclear-power-facilities/ http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/energy/browns-ferry-case-study-lightning-protection-for-nuclear-power-facilities/ Like all power generation plants, the Browns Ferry Nuclear (BFN) Plant, in northern Alabama, US, faces many challenges to meet the power demands of a growing and urbanising population. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:09:00 GMT Secure Solutions for EPB Substations http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/energy/secure-solutions-for-epb-substations/ http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/energy/secure-solutions-for-epb-substations/ Lightning protection solutions perform an important job in the utilities industry, helping energy companies avoid the downtime and restoration costs that come with outages. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:00:00 GMT Secondary Effects of Lightning Activity http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/energy/secondary-effects-of-lightning-activity/ http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/energy/secondary-effects-of-lightning-activity/ The trend toward miniaturisation in electronic systems brings an increased sensitivity to electrical transient phenomena. Transistors have shrunk, and dimensions are now on the order of five molecules thick. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:54:00 GMT Preventing Direct Lightning Strikes http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/energy/preventing-direct-lightning-strikes/ http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/energy/preventing-direct-lightning-strikes/ Protection against direct lightning strikes has been a subject of controversy since the days of Benjamin Franklin. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:49:00 GMT Low Resistance Earth Interfaces http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/energy/low-resistance-earth-interfaces/ http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/energy/low-resistance-earth-interfaces/ Grounding (or earthing) is the art of making an electrical connection to the earth. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:43:00 GMT Hybrid Lightning Strike Protection System http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/energy/hybrid-lightning-strike-protection-system/ http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/energy/hybrid-lightning-strike-protection-system/ The first lightning protection system (LPS) went into operation over 250 years ago with the advent of the air terminal, also known as the lightning rod, attributed to Benjamin Franklin. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:38:00 GMT Lightning Protection Technology http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/energy/lightning-protection-technology/ http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/energy/lightning-protection-technology/ Though lightning rods are the oldest form of lightning protection and still used today, in the past few decades advancements in technology have provided more options. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:34:00 GMT