Focusing on challenges
Power industries are currently facing considerable challenges.
Worldwide demand for electricity is growing at a time when energy generating equipment is approaching the end of its service life.
In addition, concerns over security of supply and the potential effects of climate change are driving forward new technologies and energy projects, leading to an increasing diversification of the generating mix.
As well as the introduction of higher-efficiency coal, combined cycle gas turbine plants with heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), and improvements to plant integrity and power transportation, there is a global trend for low-carbon technologies.
This low-carbon trend ranges from nuclear fission and fusion to renewables such as solar, wave, wind, hydro and biomass, together with the newly emerging carbon abatement technologies (CAT) including carbon capture and storage (CCS).
TWI's power system engineering services and expertise encompasses nuclear power engineering, steam power engineering, and other thermal power engineering methods.
At TWI, we focus our technologies and support on helping Members to overcome the challenges of today and the anticipated challenges of tomorrow, covering the following:
TWI is also the co-founder, alongside the Energy Institute, of the Ageing and Life Extension Information Forum (or AlexInfo).
This is a unique resource providing the energy sectors with access to technical information, events and courses relating to ageing, life extension and asset integrity management.
TWI has been at the forefront of metal additive manufacturing (AM) technology development for the last 25 years.
This has enabled us to build up detailed know-how covering fundamental technology development, production and commercial exploitation.
We have worked with the power industry, including independent power producers, to develop component qualification procedures for additively manufactured parts in applications such as gas turbines and valve components.
From initial feasibility studies and business case proposals, numerical modelling and topology optimisation, and material and process selection, to finishing, heat treatments, testing, certification and validation, as well as relevant standards, our AM support covers everything.
For more information about our power engineering services to the power generation industry, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.