Vibration monitor for rotating machines

The Monitran condition monitoring system monitors and logs vibration in rotating machines. The device can measure as many as 32 channels. Parameters that can be measured include velocity and envelope g, as well as temperature. Known as the MTN5032, the microcontroller-based system has an easy-to-navigate 18,5 cm colour touch screen which enables users to set alarm […]

Massive precision lathe boosts in-house capacity

One of the largest lathes on the African continent has been installed at Marthinusen & Coutts’ power generation equipment repair facility in Benoni. The company plans to use and this acquisition to expand its service offering to its customers. This lathe gives the company the ability to offer the machining of very large rotors and other […]

Developments in ammonia for fuel cells

IHI Corporation tested its 1 kW ammonia-fueled solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) in Japan; Project Alkammonia concluded its work on cracked-ammonia-fed alkaline fuel cells (AFC) in the EU; the University of Delaware’s project for low-temperature direct ammonia fuel cells (DAFC) continues with funding from the US Department of Energy’s ARPA-E; and, in Israel, GenCell launched […]

Reliable gas turbines up to 567 MW

The availability of electrical power is a major enabler of social and economic development. Wherever power is needed to meet excess peak loads, gas turbines are often an ideal solution. Siemens says its gas turbines are precisely designed to master the dynamic energy market environment. Low lifecycle costs and an excellent return on investment right […]