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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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Parker Hannifin unveils "smart cylinder" for use in hydroelectric gates and governor

07/18/2014

Motion and control technologies manufacturer Parker Hannifin has announced a hydraulic cylinder equipped with its new "Intellinder" sensor that it will feature at the upcoming HydroVision International 2014 Conference and Exhibition.

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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 at the 47-MW Ladore hydroelectric project on the Campbell River in British Columbia.

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Flow Science earns industry honor

07/17/2014

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling software developer Flow Science has been named a recipient of a 2014 Venture Acceleration Fund award by Los Alamos National Security, LLC.

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Czech utility seeks turbine-generator overhaul at 120-MW Lipno 1 hydro project

07/16/2014

Czech utility CEZ a.s. seeks bids for mechanical overhaul of turbine-generator TG1 at the 120-MW Lipno 1 hydroelectric project on the Vlatava River in the Czech Republic.

Kelcey Lajoie

Kelcey Lajoie: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

07/16/2014

The Hydro Research Foundation is actively supporting graduate students to conduct research related to conventional and pumped storage hydropower. These students are funded through the Department of Energy’s Water Power Program and industry partners.

Fort Randall Dam

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 the 320-MW Fort Randall hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota.

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Norway operator seeks trash rake, transformers, switchgear for 30-MW Ramfoss hydro project

07/14/2014

Norwegian hydro operator Ramfoss Kraftlag invites applications for pre-qualification to supply a trash rake and transformers, switchgear and controls for the 30-MW Ramfoss hydroelectric project in Norway.

Chief Joseph Dam

U.S. seeks generator thrust bearing coolers for 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam

07/14/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply generator thrust bearing coolers for 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River in Washington.

Generators & Electrical Components

Fort Randall Dam

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...
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Norway operator seeks trash rake, transformers, switchgear for 30-MW Ramfoss hydro project

07/14/2014 Norwegian hydro operator Ramfoss Kraftlag invites applications for pre-q...

Turbines & Mechanical Components

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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...
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Czech utility seeks turbine-generator overhaul at 120-MW Lipno 1 hydro project

07/16/2014 Czech utility CEZ a.s. seeks bids for mechanical overhaul of turbine-gen...

Research & Development

Flow Science earns industry honor

07/17/2014 Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling software developer Flow Scie...

Kelcey Lajoie: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

07/16/2014 The Hydro Research Foundation is actively supporting graduate students t...

Controls & Automation

Parker Hannifin unveils "smart cylinder" for use in hydroelectric gates and governor

07/18/2014 Motion and control technologies manufacturer Parker Hannifin has announc...

Gambia River agency seeks construction supervision for 128-MW Sambangalou hydro project

07/11/2014 The Gambia River development agency invites expressions of interest from...


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