Wear Products for Power Generation Industry
Renewable SourcesWith so many options for power production, newer sources of power such as biomass, geothermal and hydropower must continue to increase in cost efficiency to compete with established sources like coal. This includes keeping costs low to balance growth investment. AJ Weller, with their cutting edge materials, can help to support infrastructure that will be effective and efficient as these industries continue to grow.
Coal and natural gas made up 67% of total power production in 2015. While fossil fuels are still leaders in energy production, these established industries are facing the challenges of maintaining complex power plant equipment. The International Generator Technical Community lists three main challenges facing the maintenance of existing power plants:
- As older, more experienced engineers are retiring, there aren’t enough mid-level engineers to replace them. Entry-level engineers are digitally knowledgeable but lack the hands on experience to troubleshoot issues of aging machines.
- Economic changes have reduced resources that can be allotted to training and maintenance as well as research for maintaining existing machines.
- A lack of information to help keep generators running efficiently, especially for small, rural power producers.
AJ Weller takes pride in partnering with companies to ensure the longevity of your power plant equipment. Our team will walk with you through each step of the process to determine how our wear technology products can help.