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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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Latest Technology & Equipment News

U.S. Reclamation invites small businesses to outreach event

06/29/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation invites small businesses seeking to do business with the agency to attend a small business outreach event July 13.

NHA conference site launch

Website launched for National Hydropower Association’s 2016 annual conference

06/29/2015

Only 300 days remain until the National Hydropower Association’s 2016 Annual Conference!

R&D Forum

06/29/2015

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower

Tech Briefs

06/29/2015

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology

Barrier Technology Helps Deter Fish at Hydro Facilities

06/29/2015

Improving technology designed for deterrence offers hydroelectric facility managers options to both control and protect fish as they move through and around hydro projects.

Sweet Success: Rehabilitating Governor Controls at a Century-Old Facility

06/29/2015

Upgrading from mechanical to digital controls on venerable hydroelectric generation units optimizes operation and reliability.

Analyzing and Repairing a Cracked Head Cover

06/29/2015

When a condition assessment of a turbine head cover revealed multiple cracks and anomalies, Manitoba Hydro personnel learned valuable lessons regarding the importance of records management and details of historical weld procedures, as well as challenges with cast iron repair.

Tales from the Front Line

06/26/2015

Where does the MHK industry stand in North America today and where is it headed? Hydro Review asked two technology developers to discuss the work they have done so far and the potential breakthroughs on the horizon that could push this sector to commercialization.

Product of the Week

Fish net at Puget Sound Energy dam

Netting products installed at multiple hydroelectric facilities

Netting systems supplied by Pacific Netting Products have been installed at several hyd...

Alstom teams up with Atlantium for invasive species prevention technology

Global manufacturer Alstom has signed a bilateral agreement with Israel's Atlantium Tec...

Parker Hannifin introduces portable purification system for hydropower projects

Equipment manufacturer Parker Hannifin released a new portable purification system with...

American Babbitt delivers two bearings for Bonneville hydropower project rehab

West Virginia-based manufacturer American Babbitt Bearing has completed and delivered t...

Meggitt announces new product for mechanical equipment monitoring

Technology manufacturer Meggitt Sensing Systems has released a new monitoring system fo...

Controls & Automation

Sweet Success: Rehabilitating Governor Controls at a Century-Old Facility

06/29/2015 Upgrading from mechanical to digital controls on venerable hydroelectric...

U.S. seeks relays, switchgear for 21.5-MW St. Marys Falls hydro project

06/24/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to replace protective relays...

Generators & Electrical Components

Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower plant's capacity upped with completion of new transmission line

06/25/2015 A new high-voltage transmission line has allowed Russian generator RusHy...

U.S. extends bidding for arc flash mitigation at 25.5-MW Minidoka, 176.5-MW Palisades hydro projects

06/25/2015 The Bureau of Reclamation has extended bidding to provide arc flash miti...

Turbines & Mechanical Components

U.S. Reclamation invites small businesses to outreach event

06/29/2015 The Bureau of Reclamation invites small businesses seeking to do busines...

Power Machines begins turbine renovations at Latvia's 192-MW Kegums 2 hydroelectric plant

06/26/2015 Russian manufacturer Power Machines has begun a renovation of three gene...

Research & Development

R&D Forum

06/29/2015

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower

Marine and hydrokinetic test bed EMEC announces restructuring

06/16/2015 The European Marine Energy Centre has announced its intention to restruc...

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