Big Internal Combustion Engines
|Midwest Energy October 2015 Bill Insert|
The following is from a bill insert.
Midwest Energy expanded their plant from 75 MW to 103 MW by adding three more gensets. Each unit weights more than 150 tons and costs nearly $5 million each. They were shipped from Wartsila's (both "a"s should have two dots over them) plant in Finland to a Houston port where they were transferred to flat cars to go to Hays, KS where trucks transported them the final 6.5 miles.
|GE's Jenbacher 920 Engine|
A video of a Honda engine being transported down a road (skip to about 1:00). Is this going to another natural gas generation plant? Six more Wartsila gensets being imported, this time through Duluth's Port Terminal.
MWM Diesel also makes diesel engines for gensets (specs). (Navistar seems to have bought the South American operations.) I assume the video was made in a plant in Europe. Even though some employees are wearing clothes consistent with being bought by Caterpillar in 2013, I didn't see a single employee wearing a hard hat. In an environment where there were a lot of cranes moving things around for assembly.
|Screenshot 70,000 hp 2-stroke MAN B&W from 10 Biggest Engines|
Video of installing engines and generators into a building.
|"A new Cat G3516H natural gas-fired generator set for 2 MW of power. The G3516H can simultaneously provide electricity for electrical loads and heat energy for thermal requirements. The system also uses waste heat to produce steam to create cool water for air conditioning. These byproducts of a CHP system make it more efficient than traditional energy systems" Article also has a video.|
|Cat Products posted via Cat Electric Power|
Mexico's largest integrated steelmaking company produces 5 million metric tons of liquid steel annually for hot- and cold-rolled coil. Their challenge was met through Cat CG260-16 gas powered engines.
40 Cat® CG260-16 generator sets produce 160 MW of power for four separate plants at AHMSA.
|Bird's Eye View|
|Sauk Valley cropped from GE|
|John W. Coke -> Rail & Highway Heavy Loads|
280-tonne gas turbine
|From J.E. Oswalt & Sons|
|John W Coke -> Rail & Highway Heavy Loads|
Siemens gas turbine weighing 310 mtons
|Reginald McDowell posted|
It's been a while since I caught one of these, but CSX brought down 2 GE 9-F Gas Turbines on CSX W999-21 today. Here's a few shots from the chase.
[There are more pictures in the posting.]
David Makar The earlier one (from the other 14850.com article): "We understand that they’re heading for Moxie Energy’s new Freedom Generation Plant, a natural gas power plant that will generate about 325 megawatts of power for each of two turbines, and then use a heat recovery process to generate an additional 200 megawatts of power from the hot exhaust gases that would otherwise be waste heat."
|Screenshot @ -2:50|
|Screenshot @ -2:04, soon before the overhead crane breaks and drops onto the rotor|
The largest and most efficient gas turbine in the world.
Dimension: L11.40 m x W5.10 m x H5.20 m
Weight: 435.70 ton
Mitsubishi has achieved 63% thermal efficiency.
A turbine on an 8-axle flatcar where only the inlet is wrapped in plastic (source)
Gas Fired Boilers and Steam Turbines
This is the standard coal-burning plant design where the boiler is converted to burn gas instead of coal.
Update: more gas-fired plants, no more coal-fired plants.
A turbine on an 8-axle flatcar where only the inlet is wrapped in plastic