TWO SHIFT WORKING AT PULROSE POWER STATION ON THE ISLE OF MAN
In common with many power stations built in the early 2000s, Pulrose CCGT plant was designed as a base load plant. Subsequently the commercial environment forced the operations team to two shift half the plant. Whilst there were a number of engineering problems that had to be addressed initially, some problems emerged after many years of operating the plant in two shifted mode. One of these problems was that the main steam stop valve and non-return steam valves were wearing and leaking allowing steam to leak into the off line boiler, causing condensation and stress corrosion cracking. This damage to the boiler resulted in a £1M repair.
Once again AVS are running the popular and successful Valves & More seminar at Hora and Persta. The next seminar will on the 21st and 22nd of October, 2014
The problem for James Brown, the Mechanical Engineer at Marchwood Power Station, was that the desuperheater valves installed would fail on average once a year leading to plant unavailability with all the obvious associated costs and some less obvious engineering issues.
Advanced Valve Solutions continue to develop the management team in the UK with the appointment of Paul Holland. Paul has joined AVS with responsibility for sales across Northern UK. He joins AVS from Budenberg Gauge Company where he was Sales and Marketing Director. Paul is a Mechanical Engineer, having trained with Rolls Royce, and has many years experience in both sales and marketing in the UK and Internationally.