Orlando to Host Power-Gen International 2010

Sept. 1, 2010
Recently celebrating 20 years of serving the power industry, Power-Gen International is the largest power industry conference and exhibition in North America ...

Recently celebrating 20 years of serving the power industry, Power-Gen International is the largest power industry conference and exhibition in North America, providing comprehensive coverage of trends, technologies and issues facing the generation sector.

More than 1,200 companies from all sectors of the industry exhibit each year and more than 18,000 attendees come together at Power-Gen for a horizontal look at the industry with key emphasis on new solutions and innovations for the future.

Once again Nuclear Power International, now in its fourth year, will be co-located with Power-Gen International. Along with a wide variety of technical sessions, conference attendees will have the option to attend Competitive Power College (CPC) Workshops, Technical Tours, Mega Sessions and Networking Breakfasts.

The following are just a small sampling of water-related products and systems that will be on display Power-Gen International 2010. For more information, visit www.power-gen.com.

Gasket compounds

Victaulic, a manufacturer of mechanical pipe joining systems, has developed a clean EPDM gasket compound that may reduce microbial growth in reverse osmosis (RO) systems. The gasket does not contribute to microbial growth that can clog membranes, thereby reducing costs and plant downtime due to maintenance and replacement of filtration media. The development of the new gasket compound was a result of research conducted by the Victaulic research team, which revealed that gaskets commonly used in RO systems can contribute to membrane biofouling through the introduction of nutrients that feed microorganisms. Victaulic, www.victaulic.com,


ITT Industrial Process is a fluid company of ITT Corp. The compan
y provides pumps, valves, controls, monitoring, water treatment and service solutions to the power market including, Goulds Pumps, A-C Pump, Fabri-Valve, Dia-Flo and PumpSmart. Goulds Pumps offer API, ANSI, and ISO standard process pumps, conventionally sealed and sealless, both metallic and lined models. Multi-stage pumps for high temperature, high pressure applications. Hard metal and elastomer lined slurry pumps, double suction pumps, vertical turbine pumps and a broad range of utility pumps are also available. ITT Industrial Process, www.gouldspumps.com,Dual flow band screens

Eimco's Dual Flow and Conversion Band Screens eliminate debris carry-over in cooling water systems. The screens operate parallel to the channel, separating the influent from effluent, only allowing screened water to pass downstream. The units screen on two surfaces simultaneously, allowing the machine to be half the effective width of conventional screens. They use advanced component designs such as shaft mounted drives, oversized chains and roll around boots to increase reliability and decrease maintenance cost. Eimco Water Technologies, www.eimcowatertechnologies.com,

Polymer mortar pipe

Centrifugally cast, fiberglass-reinforced, polymer mortar Hobas pipe is inherently corrosion resistant and can last 100 years or more. It is suitable for virtually every installation method of new construction and rehab including open cut, sliplining, jacking, microtunneling, two-pass tunnel, casing carrier and above ground. Leak-free, push-together joints reduce installation time and costs. Hobas Pipe USA, www.hobaspipe.com,

Water treatment equipment, services

Siemens Water Technologies will showcase its products and services for the power industry at this year's Power-Gen Exhibition. The company's range of water management systems include intake systems, on-site disinfection generation equipment, boiler feedwater and cooling water treatment equipment, condensate polishing systems, and wastewater recycle and reuse systems. The company also will highlight its services for the power industry. Siemens Water Technologies, www.water.siemens.com,

Industrial pumps

Gorman-Rupp manufactures a complete line of industrial pumps for the power industry. Pumps include rotary gear, submersible, straight self-priming centrifugal and portable engine-driven pumps. Industrial pump packages are also available. The self-priming centrifugal Super T Series feature heavy duty construction and an easy-to-service design. The combination of different sized pumps, impeller trims and speed variations ensure that the correct capacity pump will be matched to the exact requirements of your system, whether it's a small sub-division or a large waste collection system. Gorman-Rupp offers over 400 submersible pump models, including wide-base and slimline models for transfer applications and trash-handling models for slurries and debris-laden liquid. Gorman-Rupp Pumps, www.grpumps.com,

Filtration system

The Schreiber Fuzzy Filter uses a compressible media filter that permits adjustment of the filter pore size to meet process changes. The high rate, compact and modular system can handle loading rates of 30+ gpm/ft2 and requires 20% of the space for sand filters. Applications for the Power Industry include cooling water side stream filtration, pre-RO for boiler feed water, influent river water and wastewater tertiary treatment. The filters use air scouring in the wash cycle to clean the media. During the wash cycle, influent continues to enter the filter (filtered water is not necessary for washing) while an external blower supplies air in the bottom of the chamber to agitate the media. The media, which is retained between two perforated plates, is subjected to vigorous air scouring to free captured solids. Schreiber LLC, www.schreiberwater.com,

Storage tanks

Columbian TecTank specializes in the turnkey production of bolted and shop-welded tanks, from design, fabrication, to field erection and service. CTT's HydroTec™ tank systems are used for a wide variety of power generation water and wastewater storage applications including de-mineralized, de-ionized, boiler feed, industrial process, wastewater, fire protection, liquid chemicals, fuels and lubricants, fly ash and slurries, lime and slurries, coal and dry chemicals storage and more. Many of these applications store corrosive materials that can corrode and degrade a tank quickly. Columbian TecTank's proprietary thermally cured and factory applied coating system has been field proven in these applications. Columbian Tec Tank, www.columbiantectank.com,

Zero liquid discharge

Degrémont Technologies is a division of Degrémont, S.A., and the water treatment specialist within Suez Environment. The company will exhibit its Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) approach to water treatment. The ZLD System completely removes dissolved solids from wastewater and returns clean water to the process. Reverse osmosis may be used to concentrate the waste stream and return the permeate to the process. In this case, a much smaller volume (the reject) will require evaporation. Degrémont Technologies, www.degremont-technologies.com,

Condensate polishing

Graver Water Systems designs and manufactures water, wastewater treatment and condensate polishing systems for electric utilities. The company's patented Powdex® condensate polishing system is a precoat filter demineralizer providing both suspended solids removal and ion exchange capability in a single vessel. The process uses fine particle size ion exchange resin in combination with fiber materials to form a precoat on specially designed filter septa. This precoat of ion exchange resin and fiber provides excellent filtration performance and rapid ion exchange kinetics to produce the effluent quality required. Graver Water Systems, www.gravernuclear.com,

Pressure pipe

Hanson offers pressure pipe used in industrial applications including power plant cooling systems, industrial complexes, plant piping, treated water delivery, subaqueous and elevated pipes, outfalls, cooling water and gravity sewers. Its Prestressed Concrete Lined Cylinder Pipe brings together concrete's high compressive strength and steel's high tensile strength to form a durable structure that can stand up to a project's requirements. L-301 is suitable for all municipal water and wastewater applications, as well as industrial piping. The company's Welded Steel Pipe offers strength, economy and flexibility for applications requiring lightweight and long lengths of pipe, and the ability to withstand high operating and transient pressures. Hanson Pressure Pipe, www.hansonpressurepipe.com,

Membrane filtration

Pall Corp. provides filtration and separation products and services to the Power Generation industry. Its products are used throughout the power cycle. Pall HVP portable fluid purifiers extend fluid life, reduce disposal costs, minimize waste, and increase equipment uptime in power plants. HVP purifiers can be used for main turbine lube oil; the boiler feed pump turbine reservoir; transformer oil; coal pulverizer/conveyors; and bulk oil storage. Pall Corp., www.pall.com,

Fluid sealing

A.W. Chesterton provides industrial fluid sealing, engineered polymer systems, ARC composite coatings and maintenance products. Its 442 Split Mechanical Seal construction enables the seal to handle pressures three and one-half times higher than conventional split seals. The 442 is the only split seal specifically designed to be able to withstand vacuum in the stuffing box. This makes it the ideal seal for main and auxiliary condensate pumps. It provides the sealing capability of traditional mechanical seals without the need to disassemble and realign the pump. A.W. Chesterton Co., www.chesterton.com,

Cooling water analysis

Dionex offers chromatography equipment for accurate cooling water analysis for high purity water, amine additives, borated waters, closed cooling water with high nitrite concentrations along with environmental samples for the nuclear power industry. Without IC to analyze waters and chemicals, power plants face down-time or forced outages due to water/steam side corrosion, boiler tube failures, replacement of economizer tubes, and chemical cleaning, The advantages of IC are demonstrated by looking at typical applications in the nuclear, fossil fuel, combined cycle, and cogeneration industries. The new ICS-5000 system handles these applications better, faster, and more reliably. Dionex Corp., www.dionex.com,

Screens, rakes

Atlas Manufacturing supplies new Traveling Water Screens including fish handling designs, and rebuilt screens. The company also offers overhead monorail Trash Rakes, Trash Racks and replacement parts for all screens. Its service crews are available for on-site services. The company offers standard water screens, dual flow screens and state of the art heavy duty water screens that are complaint with Section 316B for marine life handling. Atlas Manufacturing Co., www.atlasmanufacturing.net,

Membrane systems

Nitto Denko/Hydranautics is a global manufacturer of water filtration membranes. Its membranes (SWC, CPA, ESPA, HYDRAcap, HYDRAsub) are used extensively in municipal, industrial water and wastewater treatment. The high productivity SWC5-LD offers the highest levels of salt rejection with a consistently pure end product. It offers the perfect combination of high flow, superior salt and boron rejection with low operating pressures. The membrane system has been designed to accommodate varying levels of sea water salinities using conventional mode of pretreatment or sea water having high turbidity / suspended solids. Hydranautics, A Nitto Denko Co., www.membranes.com,

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