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Blog and In the News


Why Is the IEC 61131 the Standard Programming Language in Open Architecture Control Systems?

First released in 1993, the International Electrotechnical Commission’s IEC 61131 programming standard remains a key element in the programmable logic controllers (PLCs) used in a variety […]

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The Difference Between Isochronous and Droop Control Modes

The main difference between droop and isochronous control modes lies in their relationship to frequency. In isochronous mode, generators maintain a constant frequency, whereas droop mode […]

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Petrotech CEO John Kazour featured in Business In Focus Magazine

Petrotech, Inc. is honored to be featured in the May 2019 edition of Business In Focus Magazine. Petrotech’s President & CEO, John Kazour, sat down with […]

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Turbomachinery Control Solutions: Building an Effective TCS

A mechanical engineering term, “turbomachinery” describes machines that transfer energy between a rotor and a liquid or gas. Turbines and compressors both fall into this category. […]

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Stand-Alone Product Spotlight: EM-400 Multi-Body Anti-Surge Compressor Controller

Plant operators shouldn’t have to continually monitor or adjust their compression system to maintain optimum air mass flowrates. If a plant’s compression and surge control system […]

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The Features and Functions of Reciprocating Engines

Powerful, efficient engines of many types supply the energy needed to deliver electricity or drive in the energy supply sector. The oil and gas industry uses […]

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Changes in Supply and Demand: Energy Trends and Predictions for 2019

Ups and downs in energy are a function of supply and demand. Yearly energy market trends, as well as longer-term development trends in this sector, reflect […]

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A Guide to Operating Efficiently With Steam Turbine Oil

In addition to being subject to tough environmental standards, tight budgets, and penalties for supply interruptions, today’s power companies must ensure efficient and reliable operations to […]

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What Is the Function of a Hydro Turbine Control System?

In run-of-river hydroelectric plants, it’s essential that the amount of water flowing in the river is properly controlled by a plant control system by varying the […]

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What Is the Function of a Governor in a Steam Turbine?

A steam turbine governor is a component of the turbine control system that regulates rotational speed in response to changing load conditions. The governor output signal […]

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Petrotech (UK) Limited Announces Their UK Office Relocation to Bunting Road in Suffolk

2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SUFFOLK, England, Jan. 24 — After 45 years in residence, Petrotech (UK) Limited has announced the relocation of its former Western Way […]

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How Does Surge Testing Work?

Anti-Surge controllers use measurements from suction pressure and temperature, discharge pressure and temperature, and either suction or discharge flow, to determine the flow at which the […]

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How Does the Spinning of a Turbine Generate Power?

Although electricity was discovered as early as the 18th century, humans have made significant strides in producing electrical power through various means since that time. Among […]

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Current Trends in Turbomachinery and Compressor Control Solutions for Oil & Gas Production

According to a report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the demand for oil & gas infrastructure is increasing demand for automation and control systems. They report the global crude […]

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What Is the Layout of a Gas Turbine Power Plant?

Although there is variation from facility to facility, the layout of gas turbine power plants plays an important role in the operations of the power plant. […]

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Possible Causes of Vibrations in Steam Turbines

Steam turbines are efficient but complex machines, meaning that there are a number of possible ways they may malfunction. One such malfunction is known as vibration, […]

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The Role of Anti-surge Controllers in Compressor Control Systems

Anti-surge controllers play a pivotal role in compressor control systems by determining when surge will occur in the flow. Read about their capabilities.

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Some of the Most Common Elements Among Highly Efficient Turbomachinery

With a perpetually increasing population putting a higher global demand on the oil and gas industries, power production companies are faced with the challenge of increasing […]

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How Does a Gas Turbine Power Plant Work?

In today’s world, a vast amount of resources are rightfully devoted to discovering newer, more efficient, and more affordable ways to create energy. Although early versions […]

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How Does a Steam Turbine Work?

Most of the electricity throughout the United States is produced with the help of steam turbine engines—according to the U.S. Department of Energy, more than 88 […]

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