Reliable electric power is a fundamental necessity of modern development
It is produced by power generation systems from a variety of energy sources including uranium, fossil fuels (coal, oil or gas), water power, geothermal, wind, solar, biomass and municipal and industrial waste. In the Oil & Gas industry, power is generated by electric generators driven by gas turbines, steam turbines, reciprocating engines or, in some cases, turbo-expanders. Systems based on gas turbines may be simple-cycle with no exhaust-heat recovery, or a more sophisticated configuration with exhaust-heat recovery to enhance fuel efficiency of the overall system. One example of a cogeneration system involves a gas turbine as a primary driver and a waste-heat boiler that produces superheated steam to drive a steam turbine for additional power-generation capacity. Stand-alone steam turbines can drive generators where steam is available from an industrial process, when a boiler can be fed with low-cost fuels, in geothermal fields, and where steam is generated by solar energy.
Power protection and control
Protection and control devices deliver innovative steps to provide diagnostic and monitoring solutions
They detect problematic conditions before they evolve into catastrophic failures for utility and industrial customers. Utilising advanced algorithms they detect abnormal conditions such as hot-spots, aging insulation and transformer loss-of-life within the power transformer, control and monitoring of generator assets. From the protection and control of utility generators to ensuring the safe interconnection of renewable energy sources to the grid, to synchronisation and load shedding solutions using advanced automation, these products optimise and increase transmission system reliability. With real-time system measurement data, utilities are able to pursue demand response initiatives and implement remedial action schemes.
Power conversion serves specialised sectors such as energy, marine, industry and all related services with advanced motor, drive and control technologies that evolve today’s industrial processes for a cleaner, more productive future
Investments in the renewable industry help us to meet the operational requirements and contribute towards lowering environmental impact in a sustainable way for a cleaner, more productive world. As the renewable industry competes with traditional power generation, wind farm operators and solar PV farm operators are faced with the challenges of controlling costs, whilst attaining high energy yield through more powerful and reliable farms, complying with rigorous grid rules and ensuring efficient transfer of this intermittent energy source into the grid. Worldwide energy demand will continue to grow over the next 20 years. A safe energy supply and improved productivity in conjunction with ever-increasing availability, are requirements that modern power stations need. Power Conversion business serves the power generation industry with advanced technological solutions for converters, generators, connections, and power electronics specifically designed for power plants. There is a growing need for special power supply solutions such as railway network frequency conversion stations or research pulse generators, as well as power management and control systems for most power storage technologies.