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Boosting Power Plant Efficiency & Reliability - Interview with: Jim Kovanda, Executive Vice President, American Chemical Technologies


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Jim Kovanda of American Chemical Technologies, a solution provider at the upcoming marcus evans Power Plant Management Summit 2012, on increasing power plant operational efficiency and reliability.
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Boosting Power Plant Efficiency & Reliability - Interview with: Jim Kovanda, Executive Vice President, American Chemical Technologies

  1. 1. Boosting Power PlantEfficiency & Reliability companies made to base stocks over because of system failure causing shut the years, in an effort to produce better down. They must get back up and oil for their biggest market of vehicles, running to fulfill the demand on the grid caused a deficiency in the power gen for their megawatts, which in many industry. By removing the impurities in cases they are contractually obligated to the mineral oils (Group II / III, and provide. EcoSafe eliminates these trips PAO) the solubility of the oil decreased, which cost USD 40,000 - 150,000. allowing varnish molecules to agglomerate and eventually drop out, Our clients have also reported a two to plug tight-tolerance valves, and cause five degree Fahrenheit reduction in shut downs. bearing temperature, because the equipment is better lubricated. General How are they handling this issue? Electric (GE) is looking at this in depthInterview with: Jim Kovanda, What maintenance or processes because a potential of efficiency gain ofExecutive Vice President, American could they eliminate if they used this magnitude in power generation isChemical Technologies American Chemical Technologies’ huge. It can reduce the footprint of the products? actual equipment and the reservoirs that need to cool the oil as it circulates.The formation of varnish in gas turbine They routinely pull samples and run A 160 megawatt GE 7FA turbine mightlube oil is plaguing the power extensive tests to confirm the condition be able to produce more megawattsgeneration industry, causing of the turbine lube oil. A market for while operating at the sameunscheduled turbine trips and shut varnish removal filtration has also temperature.downs, and a lot of money being spent evolved, requiring an investment of upon lab testing and filtration skids, says to USD 50,000 for a skid.Jim Kovanda, Executive Vice President,American Chemical Technologies.Polyalkylene glycol (PAG) can solubilizedecomposition by -products, thus Power plant managers are challenged with the task of identifying when varnish is being formed, and if they Theextending the lifeblood of power plantequipment, he adds. In addition, afterfive years of operation in gas turbines, have the means to effectively and promptly remove it. Our product - EcoSafe Revive - has the ability to pull potential of efficiencythe molecule’s ability to lower bearing in decomposition by-products andtemperatures provides attractive solubilize the varnish instantaneously.efficiency gains. This is an additive that can repair gain in turbine oil, while EcoSafe TF-25 is forFrom a solution provider company when the oil has reached the end of itsattending the marcus evans Power useful life and needs to be replaced.Plant Management Summit 2012, in Both of these significantly reduce theWheeling, Illinois, October 15-17,Kovanda uncovers unique solutions forthe issue of varnish formation in gas necessity, frequency and costs of running extensive tests, and the investment in, and maintenance of, powerturbines, which brings in efficiency,reliability and productivity gains. varnish removal filtration equipment. How can this boost plant reliability generation is hugeWhat issues are troubling power and efficiency? What potential doesplant managers today? the technology hold for the industry?A big pain point for them is theformation of varnish in gas turbine lube What is plaguing turbine operators areoil. The changes that major oil the unscheduled trips that occur
  2. 2. About the Power Plant Management Summit 2012 The Energy Network - marcus evans Summits group delivers This unique forum will take place at the Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, peer-to-peer information on Illinois, October 15-17, 2012. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition strategic matters, professional or trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought trends and breakthrough leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. innovations. The Summit includes presentations on moving towards optimization, supplying power in a reliable manner, and minimizing risks. Contact Please note that the Summit is a closed business event and the Sarin Kouyoumdjian-Gurunlian, Press Manager, marcus evans, Summits number of participants strictly Division limited. Tel: + 357 22 849 313 Email: For more information please send an email to All rights reserved. The above content may be republished or reproduced. Kindly inform us by sending an email to press@marcusevanscy.comAbout American Chemical TechnologiesAmerican Chemical Technologies, Inc. provides state-of-the-art synthetic lubricants that provide solutions to the common problemsplaguing industry. Founded more than 30 years ago, ACT has grown to become an International Supplier of value-added lubricantsand supporting technical services that provide value-added benefits to equipment, and the environment.www.americanchemtech.comAbout marcus evans Summitsmarcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discussstrategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity toindividually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-on-one business meetings.For more information, please visit: www.marcusevans.comUpcoming EventsPower Generation APAC Summit - www.apacpowergen.comTransmission & Distribution Summit - www.t-dsummit.comWater & Wastewater Management Summit - www.h2osummit.comTo view the web version of this interview, please click here: