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Power Plant Pumps Guide provides application, operation notes.

Press Release Summary:

Sep 03, 2013 - Power Plant Pumps: Guidelines for Application & Operation to Maximize Uptime, Availability, & Reliability, published by Hydraulic Institute (HI), offers insights into application and operation of pumps used in combined-cycle power plants. As first installment of Pump Application Guideline series, guide provides information essential for minimizing energy consumption and increasing overall plant efficiency, reliability, and profitability.

Pump Systems Matter - Parsippany, NJ

Original Press Release

Hydraulic Institute Publishes New Guidebook: Power Plant Pumps: Guidelines for Application & Operation to Maximize Uptime, Availability, & Reliability

Press release date: Aug 28, 2013

Parsippany, NJ – The Hydraulic Institute (HI) recently published the one-of-a-kind guide exclusively for the application and operation of pumps in combined-cycle power plant service. Power Plant Pumps: Guidelines for Application & Operation to Maximize Uptime, Availability, & Reliability is the first installment of the new Pump Application Guideline series and offers comprehensive insights into the application and operation of pumps used in combined-cycle power plants.

The information found in this guide on proper pump selection and operation is essential for minimizing energy consumption and increasing overall plant efficiency, reliability, and profitability. Based on the equipment used in a typical 400 MW combined-cycle plant, this guide describes important details about the pump types used, offers guidance for proper selection of main and auxiliary service pumps, and describes the significance of proper operation of pumps in power plant service. This guide:

Identifies the styles of pumps used in combined-cycle power plants and provides recommendations for operating them at the highest efficiency and greatest reliability

Places an emphasis on boiler feed, boiler feed boosting, condensate, condenser circulating, boiler circulating, and heater drain pump applications

Describes the basic operation of combined-cycle plants and how to achieve increased uptime, availability, and reliability

Contains useful information about the materials of construction for main and auxiliary service pumps, pump mechanical seals and packing recommendations, and lubrication systems that are used for pumps in power plant applications.

Power Plant Pumps is an informative and valuable guide for engineers, designers, trainers, maintenance staff, and plant operators of combined-cycle power plants. HI Technical Director, Gregg Romanyshyn states that, “Pump specifiers, application engineers, and personnel responsible for the operation and maintenance of pumps used in power plant service will benefit from the information contained in this guideline and be able to make well informed decisions.  Experienced pump engineers, power plant specialists, pump users, and consultants contributed their combined knowledge in the development of this highly recommended resource.”

The guideline is available at the HI eStore for $150.00. HI members receive a 25% discount off the regular price of the guideline. Visit the HI eStore today: http://estore.pumps.org.

Hydraulic Institute: The mission of the Hydraulic Institute is to be a value-adding resource to member companies, engineering consulting firms, and pump users worldwide by developing and delivering comprehensive industry standards, expanding knowledge by providing education and tools for the effective application, testing, installation, operation, maintenance, and performance optimization of pumps and pumping systems, and by serving as a forum for the exchange of industry information. For more information on the Hydraulic Institute, its member companies and its Standards Partners, visit www.Pumps.org.

Pump Systems Matter is a non-profit educational organization established by the Hydraulic Institute, and leading utilities and energy efficiency organizations, to educate the industry on the benefits to pump systems optimization and energy efficiency to improve bottom-line savings of end-user companies. PSM offers an extensive series of webinars, in-person as well as e-Learning courses on pumps, pumping systems and related technologies. For information and registration details on educational offerings visit the Pump Systems Matter website at www.PumpSystemsMatter.org.