The need for better power generation methods – it’s been a global conversation for decades now, and there are many factors at play. From alternative sources of energy to the continual demand for more from crumbling facilities, power generation is likely to become a conversation (and action) item for years to come. Among the concerns is the sheer size of power plants, and given the shrinking space for almost everything these days, it’s not surprising that power plants, too, are also expected to offer more with less space. One company is doing just that – Sky Global Partners.
The goal with this unique system is to create smaller, flexible power generation very close to communities that need it most. Their first launch is approximately a third the size of other plants that have claimed to be a fast-start, and it uses several smaller generators, each of which can produce 8.6 megawatts of electricity. It’s even the perfect complement to renewable sources, and produces fewer emissions.
While this move undoubtedly represents a step forward in the world of power generation, the simple truth is that more traditional power generation is likely to be here for decades, and Komax has long been working to help those facilities deal with the waste water they produced. We worked with one Utah based energy company, installing a 3″ Teflon lined in-line static mixer with injection port to inject sulfuric acid to help neutralize the demineralization stream. The result? A serious savings on space, energy costs, and labor.
There are no simple answers to the need for better power generation. While new ideas like the one from Sky Global will continue to present themselves with great success, the old ideas are likely to be part of the infrastructure in the years to come, and at Komax, we’re excited to support both in any way possible!