Learning from the big guns in the power sector

Posted on October 2, 2017 in Highlighted, Knowledge Base, News | Comments Off on Learning from the big guns in the power sector

I was at a seminar in Leicester recently, discussing the changing engine requirements for the power sector.

There were some pretty big organisations represented there, including ABB Turbochargers, Wartsila, Jenbacher, Chevron and Centrica, and it was really interesting to hear their views on things, and how everyone is getting on.

And regardless of the industry, if you’re at all reliant on diesel engines, I think you’ll get some good learns from some of the key things I took away, so here’s a snapshot:

  • With the changing requirements of engines across all sectors, tailored maintenance routines are vital for engine reliability and performance rather than standard approaches
  • Emission regulations are having a major impact on engine design and how they are being run across all sectors.  One advancement is the use of SCR, which you can find more information about HERE.
  • In general, engine use is becoming much more flexible, rather than for continued load.
  • Manufacturers are adapting to the increasing demand for gas engines over diesel.  To support this shift, there are also various options available to convert diesel engines to gas.

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