Testing the acoustical noise of a generator set and interpreting the data

A growing number of businesses find that large, heavy-duty generator sets are critically important to their operations, whether for continuous, prime or standby power. Not surprisingly, large generator sets produce high levels of noise that often must be mitigated to meet local, state and federal regulations or directives. This usually involves key decisions about the […]

As renewables increase, so will the need for a supergrid

The rapid rise of variable renewable generation is increasingly challenging both market and grid operators as the real-time balancing of load and generation becomes more difficult. Demand response, pumped storage and more flexible generation with fast ramping features are among the solutions. Another solution, however, is more transmission and larger integrated grids which allow for […]

How nuclear can support green applications for a sustainable SA

We often hear about next generation nuclear power plants under development and construction worldwide. These nuclear power plants are designed from the ground up utilising different philosophies and more importantly, different objectives than conventional light water reactors widely in operation today. Fig. 1 illustrates how nuclear power plant designs have evolved since the late 1940s up […]