Dura-Metal

Power Generation

Power industry provides the production and delivery of electricity via central power stations in sufficient quantities to areas that need electricity through a grid connection. The industry is further subdivided into Hydro power, waste to energy and thermal power.

Typically, most businesses and households especially in developed nations require the access to electricity. Demand for electricity is derived from the requirement for electricity in order to operate office equipment, industrial machinery, domestic appliances, lighting, heating, cooking and industrial processes. The industry is typically viewed as a public utility. 

Industry and megatrends

Electricity is typically generated at a power station by electromechanical generators, primarily driven by heat engines fueled by chemical combustion or nuclear fission but can also be methods via the kinetic energy from flowing water and wind. There are seven fundamental methods of directly transforming other forms of energy into electrical energy, namely, static electricity, electromagnetic induction, electrochemistry, photovoltaic effect, thermoelectric effect, piezoelectric effect and nuclear transformation.

The industry mainly uses a range of generators, turbines and reciprocating engines to create energy or from the industry perspective, they called it power harvesting. This big equipment requires heavy processes to run and perform to high expectations in order to ensure a safe and productive environment. 

Dura-Metal worked closely with the industry to look into applications where the components of the generators, turbines and reciprocating engines required high durability and wear resistant using Dura-Metal key hardfacing technologies such as welding and thermal spray methods. Dura-Metal is also continually working closely with industries key members in joint development of parts to suit the Power Generation industries’ needs. 

Some of our Applications

  • Boiler tube coating
  • TBC coating
  • Turbine blade
  • Turbine journal area restoration
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  • Blast FurnaceBlast Furnace
  • Boiler Tube CoatingBoiler Tube Coating
  • Cladded Wear PlateCladded Wear Plate
  • Coal Pulverizer Grinding RingCoal Pulverizer Grinding Ring
  • Coal Transport Valve HFCoal Transport Valve HF
  • Coal Valve GateCoal Valve Gate
  • RollersRollers
  • Turbine BladeTurbine Blade
  • Turbine Journal Area RestorationTurbine Journal Area Restoration
  • Blades and Vanes
  • DM BoilerShield on Nose Arch
  • Casings
  • Coal Pulverizer Roll
  • Dimension Restoration
  • Thermal Barrier Coating
  • Wear PlatesWear Plates
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