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Top Tips for a Power Station to increase its efficiency.

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The World Needs Power

As the world’s population has now grown to a staggering 7.106 billion in 2012 and is estimated to increase to 10.9 billion by the year 2050 it has given the world a huge problem which is, how are we supposed to sustain such a large population?

One solution to this problem is by rapidly increasing the power industry in order to meet the world needs however unless power stations are efficient in creating power we could be losing a lot of energy at great expense to the environment.

In this article I will discuss some of the tactics a power station can deploy to make there process more efficient and therefore more effective in providing the world with the energy it so desperately will need.
 
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Step 1: Measuring Data

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One of the most vital processes to ensuring that a power station is run efficiently is by having an advanced flow measurement system installed. This reason this is important is a power station can measure the capacity it is currently running at this will give an indication of how much longer a power station can have their generators or turbines operating to maximise the efficiency of the plant.
One way in which a power plant can be measure their data is via flow meters which are used to determine the amount of liquid or gas in a specific area at a certain time. In the case power stations a suitable flow meter to use would be a vortex flow meter which measures the flow rate of liquid or gas flowing through a pipe.
shaddoty1 year ago
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finton shaddoty9 months ago
Meh?
j-nevil (author)  shaddoty11 months ago
Very good point!