Company wins “Contractor of the Year” award

John Thompson’s utility boiler and environmental equipment business unit, based at Isando, has been named “Contractor of the Year” for 2012/2013 by Eskom’s Tutuka power station in Mpumalanga. The unit has a three-year boiler-contract with Tutuka. The company was commended for its high technical performance, quality control and safety record on the contract as its […]

Atomeco 2013 international forum

A panel discussion on the environmental issues of the civil application of nuclear energy took place in Moscow on 30 October as part of the AtomEco 2013 International Forum. The forum is aimed to create a platform for discussions on environmental security of nuclear industry both in Russia and worldwide, particularly in respect of radioactive […]

US for new small and medium-sized nuclear installations

At a time of increasing global demand for electricity and an ongoing need for safe, reliable and economical sources of energy, the US has proven itself the most attractive country for the construction of additional small and medium-sized reactors (SMRs), according to a new report from research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report […]

Advanced boiler reduces operating costs

Alstom recently unveiled its advanced circulating fluidised bed boiler at Power-Gen Asia in Thailand. Utilising the efficiency of ultra-supercritical (USC) steam conditions and the flexibility of circulating fluidised beds (CFB), the advanced CFB boiler offers 660 MW or more in output, based on the type of fuel. This boiler option reduces fuel consumption and the […]

China drives boiler, turbine and generator market

China’s reliance on thermal energy will become the key driver in the global boiler, turbine and generator (BTG) market in the near future, expects research and consulting firm Global Data. According to the company’s latest report, BTG market revenue in China will increase steadily from an expected total of US$20,9-billion in 2013 to $30,1-billion in […]

Versatile submersible accelerometer

  Measurement Specialties is now in full production of its Model 8042-01 submersible IEPE accelerometer certified for >100 m depth. This sensor is available in ±10, ±80 and ±500 g dynamic ranges with an operating temperature range of -20 to +80°C, non-linearity of ±1% and shock protection to 5000 g. The unit features a welded titanium […]