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Title: Prime mover progress

Manufacturers continue to upgrade fluidized bed and steam technologies to meet more stringent emission, efficiency and service challenges from global power market customers. Offshore, suppliers are being pushed to provide quality, low-cost production and significant local competitive presence in nearly all international markets. The ability to meet customer and regulatory demands for emissions across different global market segments remains a priority for prime mover suppliers as they develop environmental technical improvements. Products initially developed for the more stringent European regulations are now finding a market in the US. In developing countries, demand continues for utility-size boiler products, but pollution control equipment costs remain a parallel consideration. Industry improvements to steam cycle equipment, namely turbines, continue to reap benefits in terms of efficiency and operational flexibility. Boiler and steam manufacturers` response to global markets remains right on target as product development strategies are constantly adjusted and analyzed to reach an optimum marketing mix. Innovation and advances in prime mover power equipment technology remain a mainstay of suppliers` ability to meet the needs of a changing, competitive clientele.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
96355
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Independent Energy; Journal Volume: 25; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: May-Jun 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; 42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT; MARKET; GLOBAL ASPECTS; TURBINES; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; BOILERS; COST; EFFICIENCY; MANUFACTURERS; POLLUTION CONTROL; POLLUTION LAWS; POWER GENERATION