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Design & Modeling for a Small Scale Cogeneration

Design & Modeling for a Small Scale Cogeneration Plant Feasibility Study

By David C. Oehl, President
Maven Power, LLC, Houston, TX 77070

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Providing Costa Rica's Power During Natural Disaster

The main electricity and telecommunications services provider for Costa Rica, Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) (English: Costa Rican Institute of Electricity) experienced an electric power shortage in the largest city in the country, San Jose. A severe rainstorm caused flooding that damaged the city’s hydroelectric power plant. Two different plant locations were affected, and an immediate solution was crucial.

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Averting Financial Crisis - Oil Company in Extreme Conditions

A well-known and prominent oil and gas company had recently completed construction of a new facility in the rural town of Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Here they were going to be processing field natural gas. The local utility was eight months late in upgrading their transmission lines to support this new facility. The company had no electricity to test, commission or operate the facility, presenting them with a major financial crisis.

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Oil Company Achieves Production Goals In Africa

Located amidst wildlife, in a rural town in Gabon, was a globally renowned oil company that was unable to achieve production goals due to insufficient power. The oil company experienced a failure of their 25-year-old gas turbine which had been built by a company that was no longer in business. The turbine couldn’t be repaired quickly, and the surrounding infrastructure was in decay.

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More Than Heat and Power: A Fresh Look At Cogeneration

Introduction

Cogeneration with gaseous-fueled engine-generators has delivered substantial benefits for many years. In Europe and North America, it provides extremely cost-effective electricity and heating in numerous commercial and industrial settings. In Asia and elsewhere in the developing world, it provides a steady source of electricity where utility power reliability and quality are inconsistent – while also delivering heat for process industries that help drive economic growth.

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How Utilities Reduce Costs and Boost Efficiency with Gas

Girding the Grid

How Utilities Reduce Costs and Boost Efficiency with Gas

Distributed generation has gained favor as utilities seek cost-effective ways to keep up with rising demand for power. The concept helps forestall construction of costly centralized power plants, and power used near the point of production limits stress on distribution and transmission systems.

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Choosing Power for Combined Heat and Power Projects

Engines? Turbines? Both?

Choosing Power for Combined Heat and Power Projects

Today’s market conditions increasingly favor distributed generation fueled by natural gas and other gaseous fuels, and the addition of heat recovery from the generating source makes the economics all the more attractive.

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Contingency Planning for Disrupted Electric Power

Contingency Planning for Disrupted Electric Power

The Case for Partnering with a Strong Rental Power Supplier

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Emergency Power Generators Plan

Keep the Lights On: How to Institute an Emergency Power Generation Plan for Your Facility in Twelve Steps"

Do not wait until disaster strikes to look for emergency power. Build a contingency plan around a thorough survey of your site. Then test it to make sure it works as designed. It is your best assurance of business continuity in a crisis.

1. Choose a Connection:

There are several ways to connect a back-up generator to your facility’s power supply, and the connection you choose should be appropriate to your organization’s needs.

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10 Tips to Keep Your ACERT Truck Engine Running

It is important that you understand the unique procedures involved in properly maintaining an ACERT engine—this information will keep you from wasting valuable business time over failure due to neglected maintenance. The following list will address ten tips to prevent costly repairs to your ACERT engine-equipped truck and to avoid the associated downtime.

Keep it Clean and Mind Your Fluids:

"Ten Tips to Keeping Your Caterpillar ACERT™ Engine-Equipped Truck Running, Profitable, and Out of the Repair Shop"

by Matt Torrence
Daniel Williams
 

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