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November 10, 20162 years 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, 20162 years ago

How cyber-safe are your industrial
control systems?

Our new brochure “Industrial control systems - Attractive targets for cyber-attacks” is now available. From a detailed assessment of your current cyber security status to full 24/7 monitoring, ENGIE Lab Laborelec combines IT and ICS knowledge to successfully combat and prevent cyber-attacks. Our five-point end-to-end programme safeguards your critical industrial control systems. Get your copy here.

June 30, 20162 years ago

Technical Seminar : Recent developments in oil analysis and condition monitoring of power transformers

Discover the best available techniques to keep your power transformers in good shape

You observe gassing in your insulating oil, but you're not sure whether it's stray gassing or a problem with your transformer? You're looking for new and better ways to identify insulation paper degradation? You want to know which option is best to maximize the reliability of your diagnostics: oil analyses or electrical measurements? You will find the answers to these and many other questions during Laborelec’s two-day technical seminar ‘Recent developments in oil analysis and condition monitoring of power transformers’.

In collaboration with:
CC Jensen, Morgan Schaffer, Shell, Vaisala, Camlin Power, Ergon, CG Power Systems

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April 22, 20162 years ago

23-26 May : ATEX Training Course (Level 2 - French)

Goal of this ATEX training course

Get the essential knowledge and competences in order to work in ATEX areas.

Target audience

For all persons directly responsible for workers in ATEX zones (ex. Chief technical maintenance) staff and asset managers responsible for transformers.

We may also organize a session for your company on your own site with your own specific demands regarding ATEX needs. This is valuable for your company if you have more than 6 persons attending the training. For this specific request please contact us.


More info on our ATEX training courses or contact Ms Christine Bourdeaux (Mobile: +32 0478652502).

April 20, 20153 years ago

VGB Workshop “Materials and Quality Assurance”

The VGB Technical Committee “Materials and Quality Assurance” organizes its 3rd International Workshop Materials and Quality Assurance on 29/30 April 2015 at the premises of Laborelec in Linkebeek, Belgium.

In the workshop lectures of Lifetime Assessment, Flexibility, Materials/Components, Pumps and Renewable Energy will be presented. One of the main topics is handling damages in boiler circulation pumps.

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January 27, 20154 years ago

Water footprinting of electricity generated by combined cycle gas turbines using different cooling technologies: a practitioner's experience

Efforts undertaken for reducing environmental impacts of energy production have been primarily focused on carbon reduction while the fact that energy production also requires water has been largely overlooked. During the last decade, and despite the fact that global warming still remains today the focus of many environmental evaluations, water scarcity issues have increasingly received attention. Despite the fact that recently, an increasing demand for large industrial companies to calculate and report on their water footprint exists, water resources have only recently been addressed in life cycle assessment (LCA) and their assessment still lacks wide application. The paper presents a practitioner's experience with respect to the application of three recently developed water footprinting methodologies that are considered as current-state-of-the-art. Water footprinting of electricity generated by combined cycle gas turbines using different cooling technologies: a practitioner's experience (Request full-text ResearchGate)

January 8, 20154 years ago

Predicting amine mist formation based on aerosol number concentration and size measurements in flue gas

Amine based solvent used for CO2 capture can be lost during the process due to: degradation, vaporization, mechanical losses and aerosol (mist) formation. Only recently, studies have appeared pointing out that aerosols can dominate the total amine emission at pilot plant scale behind coal fired power plants. Future full scale amine scrubber installations will be imposed emission limit values (ELV) for a number of components including NH3 and the amine itself. Most likely these ELV will be expressed as maximum concentrations tolerated in the CO2 poor flue gas leaving the stack so it is important to prevent or cure amine aerosol emission. The study presents a novel combination of two existing measurement techniques, that measure: (i) amine emissions from the top of the absorber using FTIR and (ii) PSD of the incoming flue gas using the ELPI+. The study is the first to show how combining these two measurement techniques allows to predict the presence or absence of mist formation. This hypothesis is based on information obtained during several measurement campaigns on different pilot plants.

More info on predicting amine mist formation based on aerosol number concentration and size measurements in flue gas (researchgate)