Show Preview: POWER-GEN International

Nov. 3, 2014
POWER-GEN International, one of the largest power industry conferences and exhibitions in the country, will be held this year on Dec. 9-11 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., and will provide a wide range of valuable offerings covering every aspect of the power generation sector.  

POWER-GEN International, one of the largest power industry conferences and exhibitions in the country, will be held this year on Dec. 9-11 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., and will provide a wide range of valuable offerings covering every aspect of the power generation sector.

The event is expected to bring together more than 22,000 power professionals and other industry leaders from over 90 countries to exhibit their latest products, network with other experts, discover new trends and solutions, and experience a wealth of useful information. Further, over 1,400 exhibitors are set to display and demonstrate their many state-of-the-art services across the expansive show floor.

This year's POWER-GEN will comprise over 70 technical sessions, more than 30 pre-conference workshops, six local technical tours, multiple panel discussions and networking events, roughly 300 speakers and presenters, and over 30 professional development educational courses broken up into 4-, 8- and 16-hour classes.

Some of the water-related sessions will cover, for example, the improvement of plant performance with today's compliance challenges; cooling water intake regulations, compliance control strategies and technologies; and effluent limitation guidelines and zero liquid discharge options for treating power plant wastewater.

Other sessions of interest to industrial water professionals will discuss the operation and maintenance of reverse osmosis and deionization systems; operation, maintenance and problem resolution of water softeners and filters; and inspection, troubleshooting and maintenance of combined-cycle heat recovery steam generators, to name a few.

The exhibit floor will also showcase a number of water-related systems and technologies specific to the power industry, including pumps and compressors; cooling supplies and services; boilers, heat exchangers and combustion systems; inspection and testing materials; software and analysis tools; and filter and filtration equipment.

The opening keynote session will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 9, with Russell Ray, chief editor of Power Engineering magazine and POWER-GEN International program committee chair, providing the welcome address. Other featured speakers will include Eric Silagy, CEO of Florida Power & Light Company; Mauricio Gutierrez, executive VP and CEO of NRG Energy; Kimberly S. Greene, executive VP and CEO of Southern Company; and David Walsh, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.

Here is a sneak peek at some of the products and services that will be on display at POWER-GEN.

Online analytical systems

Swan is a global provider of online analytical systems for feedwater, boiler water and steam condensate monitoring as well as other applications. The company has a broad range of analyzers for a variety of applications, such as conductivity, cation conductivity, degassed conductivity (pictured), pH/ORP, sodium, silica, dissolved oxygen, hydrogen, and hydrazine. Swan also has a field support group providing maintenance service contracts for many brands and models.

SWAN Analytical USA Inc.

Booth 3544

Polyethylene tanks

Assmann Corporation's linear polyethylene tanks are certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 61, and high-density crosslink resin tanks are certified by NSF for chemical storage. Assmann's full line of corrosion- and chemical-resistant tanks and containers are constructed from crosslink or linear polyethylene for storing and transporting corrosive and hazardous materials. They provide low temperature impact resistance, are U stabilized and come in a wide range of capacities and colors. Custom rotational molding and accessory fittings are also available. Assmann's quality management system is also ISO 9001:2008 certified.

Assmann Corporation of America

Booth 4782

Expansion joints

The Proco Series 260R molded wide-arch expansion joints are specifically designed for use with plastic or FRP piping systems. An option for the standard spool-type expansion joints, the Proco Style 261R & 262R have lower spring forces to compress, extend or laterally offset. These expansion joints can be used on plastic or FRP pipes, pumps, valves and tanks without concern of the joint being stronger than the piping unit they are being installed in.

Proco Products Inc.

Booth 4173

Media filter

The Schreiber Fuzzy Filter is a high-rate, compressible media filter used for various industrial water and wastewater treatment streams. Through media compression, pore size is adjustable down to 4 microns. Footprint is minimal because of operation at flux rates of up to 44 gpm/ft2. Industrial applications include stormwater, membrane reject water, boiler feedwater, raw river water, cooling water, and wastewater. Vigorous air scouring of the uncompressed media bed, while backwashing with influent (no clean water used), cleans the media. After the wash cycle is complete, media is returned to its compressed state and filtration is resumed.


Booth 3961


Magnetrol® announces the release of the Eclipse® Model 706 transmitter with Foundation Fieldbus™ digital output communications. This is the first guided wave radar (GWR) transmitter to pass the Fieldbus Foundation testing using the latest Foundation Fieldbus interoperability test kit ITK 6.1.1. This device offers all of the advantages of the standard 4-20 mA (HART) ECLIPSE Model 706, such as: improved signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), improved diagnostics (meets NAMUR NE 107), and full complement of overfill-capable probes.

Magnetrol International Inc.

Booth 3471

Industrial valve

The InsertValve from Team Industrial Services installs under pressure, reducing the need for production shutdown or loss of product. The valve can be installed in an emergency situation or a planned event. Designed for a wide range of pipe sizes and types, the InsertValve's gate wedge rests on the valve body rather than the host pipe. This unique feature insures a quality seat and facilitates downstream pipe replacement. Team offers professional installation services by certified technicians or packaged tapping/insertion equipment ready for owner use.

Team Industrial Services Inc.

Booth 1435

Rubber linings

Blair Rubber Company's rubber linings for primary and secondary containment have successfully protected such equipment as FGD scrubber units, chemical processing and storage tanks, rail road tank cars, sewage disposal units, food processing tanks, flanged pipes and fittings, electroplating equipment, separators, fans and fan housings, fume ducts, and hundreds of other applications. These resilient protective rubber linings can be applied to steel, aluminum or practically any other metal.

Blair Rubber Company

Booth 4579

Butterfly valve

Victaulic has expanded the Vic®-300 MasterSeal™ butterfly valve line with a completely stainless steel option. Featuring Victaulic Original Groove System ends, the Series 461 is joined using Victaulic couplings. The valve is offered with a standard ISO mounting flange to accept most gear and power actuators, and with either a 10-position or lever-lock handle configurable for infinitely variable service with memory stop. It is designed for pressures ranging from full vacuum to 300 psi (2,065 kPa) and for bi-directional, dead-end services to full working pressure. The valve is available in 3" to 8" sizes (80 to 200 mm).


Booth 1334

Security products

Phoenix Contact's FL mGuard RS2000 and RS4000 family of security and connectivity devices now has Class I, Division 2 approval. This means that the mGuard appliances can now be used to protect and connect industrial networks in many hazardous locations, including oil refineries, offshore platforms, wastewater treatment facilities, and others. IT-friendly features such as an industrial firewall for traffic filtering, auditing and logging capabilities, and anti-malware ensure network protection. Additionally, its routing capabilities allow for seamless connection to IT or enterprise networks.

Phoenix Contact

Booth 1575

Ball valves

GF Piping Systems' Metering Ball Valve Type 523, a part of the company's 5-Series Generation of Ball Valves, features improved flow control, easy actuation, new scale and display, and large material range for application versatility for a wide range of chemical applications. Further, the 523's design makes it especially suitable for metering tiny media quantities and sampling. The series is also available in a variety of materials including PVC, polypropylene (PROGEF Standard) and PVDF Standard (CPVC and ABS are available on request) in 3/8" and 1/2" sizes. The valve can be easily actuated with GF Piping Systems' EA21 Actuator and positioner to fully automate the user's flow control system.

GF Piping Systems

Booth 5451

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