A majority of U.S. fossil power plants were constructed from the 1960s to the 1970s. To keep pace with climate change and environmental regulations, these plants will need to be upgraded. Power producers, for example, will be forced to take a new look at existing circulating water systems, as the parasitic load due to added emission systems will have a huge impact on plant net Mw/bottom line. This presentation will describe an innovative technology that reduces operating costs by improving pumping system efficiency. Not only is system efficiency improved, but excessive vibration during pump system start-up and shut down is dramatically reduced.
- Understand the need for keeping pace with coming regulations
- Discover a pump-drive solution that improves circulating water system performance
- Learn how to reduce maintenance cost while improving plant heat rate
Baldor Senior Principal Engineer, William Livoti has 30 years experience in the pump industry. His expertise covers all aspects of pump design, operation, and maintenance - from repairing mechanical seals to life cycle performance and asset optimization. Livoti's responsibilities at Baldor involve pumping systems as they apply to power generation. He is an active member of ASME, Vibration Institute, IEEE, PCIC, Power Engineering Society, Hydraulic Institute and HI working groups.