As World Energy Outlook 2014 proves, Global investment in the power sector amounts to $21 trillion through to 2040, with over 40% in transmission and distribution networks.
How Does A Thermal Plant Work
Thermal power generation plant or thermal power station is the most conventional source of electric power, transforming energy from fuels, such as generally coal, oil, or gas, into electricity.
In thermal power plant heated water turns into steam and spins a steam turbine which then drives an electrical generator. After it passes through the turbine, the steam is condensed in a condenser and recycled to where it was heated in a thermal power plant.
Energy optimization through pumping systems
Pumps and pumping systems are used in power plants for primary applications such as fuel oil handling and for auxiliary systems such as lubrication and cooling. On average, a 300 MW combined cycle power plant will have more than 100 pumps. Both centrifugal and positive displacement pumps are utilized in power generation applications
Extracting heat from a fuel takes place over a number of stages and some energy is wasted at each stage and meaning are operating at a low efficiency level. That is where Western Energy engineers’ expertise come for a right support. It is critical for us to ensure that not only the right type of pump is selected, but also to guarantee that the pump and pumping system is properly sized.
At Western Energy we are able to offer an outstanding support for all common applications, such as Circulating Water Pump, Seawater Lift Pump, Boiler Feedwater and Booster Pump, Condensate Extraction and Booster Pumps. In addition, Auto-Recirculating Valves can be supplied for an ultimate pump protection upon request.