The following literature provides a basic overview of a power generation processing application. View by turning the pages using the arrow on the right side (we recommend expanding to full-screen mode), double-click on a page to zoom in or out, or Download here.
The following 3D Interactive Video displays the general flow process of a thermal power plant. Instructions are below.
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- When in the play mode, you can zoom in or out of the mechanical elements by using the scroll feature of your mouse, or simply use your mouse curser to click and drag the scene around to locate all the elements. Click on any of the Durlon products that appear in the pop-up windows to be directed to more information of that products features.
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The basic principle of power generation involves the conversion of energy from one form to another. In electrical power generation, energy is converted from mechanical energy (such as the rotation of a turbine) to electrical energy (by the rotation of a generator). The mechanical energy is usually generated by the combustion of fossil fuels or by harnessing the power of water, wind, or sunlight.
The process of power generation varies depending on the source of energy being used. For example, in fossil fuel power plants, the fuel is burned to heat water, producing steam that drives a turbine, which in turn rotates a generator to produce electricity. In nuclear power plants, the heat is produced by nuclear fission, which is used to produce steam to turn the turbine.
Renewable energy sources like wind and solar power use the power of natural forces to produce electricity. In a wind power plant, wind turbines are used to generate mechanical energy, which is then converted into electrical energy. Similarly, in solar power plants, photovoltaic cells convert sunlight into electrical energy.
With extensive experience in making products that can withstand the demands of high pressure, hazardous materials and gases, high temperatures and critical processes, Durlon® has proven to be a reliable supplier and service provider for a great number of power plants around the globe. Durlon® products combine high-performance, technology-driven fluid sealing performance with industry expertise and a commitment to environmental sustainability.
Below is a list of Durlon® gasket recomendations for the Power Generation Industry: