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Coatings Mitigate Butterfly Valve Leakage

Coatings Mitigate Valve Leakage

Water flowing through the penstocks at 90-MW Cushman 2 resulted in pits and eroded valves on the butterfly valves. Tacoma Power used silicon carbide-filled epoxy to restore the valve seats, then ap... Read More
Using HDPE Pipe in Guatemala

Using HDPE Pipe in Guatemala

Rather than steel pipe, Grupo Secacao chose high-density polyethylene pipe to transport water over the mountains  for its new station on the Choloma River. This more flexible material was bett... Read More
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GE unveils new hydro turbine monitoring and protection solution at HydroVision International 2014

General Electric's Measurement & Control business launched its new Bently Nevada Ad...
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GE unveils new exciter for 100 amp class applications

General Electric's Measurement & Control unit has announced a new excitation contro...
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EdgeTech unveils new underwater surveying tool

A new bathymetry system from underwater technology developer EdgeTech allowed the compa...
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In-Situ announces new water, temperature logger

Technology developer In-Situ Inc. has announced the development of a new water level an...
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Chesterton introduces new split seal with hydropower project applications

The A.W. Chesterton Company has introduced a new product designed to combine "supe...

Latest Technology & Equipment News

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GE unveils new hydro turbine monitoring and protection solution at HydroVision International 2014

07/24/2014

General Electric's Measurement & Control business launched its new Bently Nevada Advanced Distributed Architecture Platform Technology (ADAPT) 3701/46 Hydro Monitor earlier today at HydroVision International 2014 in Nashville, Tenn.

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Canada utility seeks piezometric tests at Duncan Dam

07/24/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to perform piezometric response tests at Duncan Dam on the Kootenay River in British Columbia.

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African bank seeks feasibility studies of three small hydro projects in Liberia

07/23/2014

The African Development Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform feasibility studies of three mini- or small hydropower projects in Liberia.

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Voith Hydro displays new StreamDiver hydro turbine at HydroVision International 2014

07/22/2014

Technology and equipment manufacturer Voith Hydro is exhibiting a number of its environmentally-friendly hydropower innovations at HydroVision International 2014, which is currently taking place in Nashville, Tenn.

Computational Tools to Assess Turbine Biological Performance

07/21/2014

To help ensure the safety of fish passing through the new turbines at 912-MW Priest Rapids, Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County is employing the BioPA method to analyze the biological performance of proposed designs - and to choose an improved one for this facility.

Back to our Roots: The Return of an Old Friend for Turbine Bearing Rehab

07/21/2014

When faced with the need for an efficient bearing solution for the 242-MW Osage hydropower plant, Ameren sought an option that would extend bearing life and found bearings made of lignum vitae wood fit the bill.

NERC CIP Version 5: Impact to Hydro Owners and Operators

07/21/2014

The new Version 5 of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards must be implemented by all hydroelectric project owners and operators. Depending on the classification of your systems, significant work may be needed.

Lift System Letting You Down? Troubleshooting Problems

07/21/2014

The high-pressure jacking oil system on a hydrodynamic bearing is an often-overlooked component that can cause bearing problems if not properly inspected and maintained.

Controls & Automation

GE unveils new hydro turbine monitoring and protection solution at HydroVision International 2014

07/24/2014 General Electric's Measurement & Control business launched its new B...

Canada utility seeks piezometric tests at Duncan Dam

07/24/2014 Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to perform piezometric response tes...

Generators & Electrical Components

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African bank seeks feasibility studies of three small hydro projects in Liberia

07/23/2014 The African Development Bank invites expressions of interest from consul...
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U.S. seeks bids for switchyard upgrades at 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

07/16/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to upgrade the switchyard at...

Turbines & Mechanical Components

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Voith Hydro displays new StreamDiver hydro turbine at HydroVision International 2014

07/22/2014 Technology and equipment manufacturer Voith Hydro is exhibiting a number...
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Canada utility seeks intake gates installation for 47-MW Ladore hydro project

07/18/2014 Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to install replacement intake gates...

Research & Development

Computational Tools to Assess Turbine Biological Performance

07/21/2014 To help ensure the safety of fish passing through the new turbines at 91...

R&D Forum

07/21/2014 Research reports and study findings related to hydropower for July 2014


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