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Corrosion Protection and Coatings

November 10, 20167 months ago

22 - 23 November 2016
Technical Seminar : Condition monitoring of turbine lubricating oils

Oil varnishing, oxidation and phosphate ester degradation are among the most threatening problems for both gas and steam turbines. Fortunately, there are ways to detect and remedy these issues efficiently and effectively. Discover the best available lubricating oil analysis techniques and contamination control procedures during the two-day seminar ‘Condition monitoring of turbine lubricating oils’ in Singapore. Applying these techniques will enable you to improve the reliability and availability of your equipment.

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October 26, 20167 months ago

Our new brochure “Vibration monitoring of turbogroups"
is now online!

Our new brochure “Vibration monitoring of turbogroups - An essential tool in your predictive maintenance strategy” is now available. LVMS is ENGIE’s solution for vibration monitoring of large turbogroups. It facilitates condition assessment and the information it delivers guides your people and remote experts in situations where time constraints are important. Want to know more? Get your copy here.

March 10, 20143 years ago

Identifying the true cause of any technical problem

Equipment root cause failure analysis tube weldingMaximizing the reliability of your equipment When your equipment does not operate within the expected specifications or experiences a breakdown, it is important to identify the root cause of the problem. Only in this way, a durable solution can be worked out to prevent reoccurrence of the problem and minimize future costs. A correct root cause failure analysis also provides vital information for the insurance company. Finally, if the root cause is identified, similar equipment can be screened for the same problem and preventive maintenance can be executed.

But what is the best approach to identify the true cause of the problem?

January 16, 20143 years ago

Condition monitoring of turbine blades

Blade tip timing system leads to improved operational flexibilityBlade tip timing

The increased demand for operational flexibility causes low pressure turbines to be more often run under sub-optimal conditions. This leaves them more susceptible to blade vibrations, which can ultimately damage the blade. Through blade tip timing, operators can better estimate the risk of vibrations and adjust plant operation accordingly. Laborelec managed to bring this theoretical concept into practice by installing a tip timing system in the steam turbine of the French DK6 Power Plant in Dunkerque .

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October 1, 20133 years ago

Taking an important step towards capturing SO3 Aerosols

For the first time, Laborelec and the University of Karlsruhe (Germany) succeeded in measuring the size of SO3 aerosols . Previously, university researchers were only able to measure the number of aerosols and had to rely on modeling tools to estimate their size. Being able to accurately dimension SO3 aerosols marks an important step towards capturing this highly corrosive gas.

The results are bundled in a joint paper that has been submitted to the Journal of Aerosol Science.

Contact us for more information about capturing SO3 aerosols

September 13, 20133 years ago

Laborelec Chile SpA, a new subsidiary of Laborelec

Laborelec Chile SpA, a new subsidiary of Laborelec, the GDF SUEZ research center for electrical power and new energy technologies, has won a call from the Chilean Economic Development Agency for the creation of an International Center of Excellence in Chile.

Laborelec Chile will officially start in January 2014 and will perform research in the fields of Renewable Energy and Eco-Efficiency, with specific projects on the integration of solar-based energy systems and on low-footprint power generation. Laborelec Chile will cooperate closely with local academic research centers and other centers of excellence, and will enable the fast take-up by Chilean industry and utilities of the solutions and expertise resulting from its international research programs. In this way, Laborelec Chile will contribute to Chile’s competitiveness and sustainability, in particular to an eco-efficient Chile fully benefiting from renewable energy.

LABORELEC is a research center and technical expertise service provider, specialized in electrical power and new energy technology. With its 250 researchers and experts, LABORELEC covers the entire electrical power value chain, from generation (including nuclear, gas-fired, coal-fired and renewable energy plants), over transmission and distribution, up to and including energy end-use. LABORELEC is a subsidiary of Electrabel and part of the GDF SUEZ Research and Innovation network of research centers and entities, and is co-owned with Belgian Distribution Network Operators. LABORELEC is based in Linkebeek near Brussels (Belgium) and has branch offices in Maastricht (Netherlands), Wuppertal (Germany) and Bahrein.

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