The first power plant was designed by Zygmunt Shukkert and built in 1878. It was used to illuminate the Grotto of Venus located in the park of the Linderhof Palace in the Bavarian town of Ettal. This power plant was equipped with 24 dynamo-electric generators driven by a steam engine.
Much has changed since then. Today the power industry is one of the fundamental industrial branches that supplies mankind with heating and energy. Social and economic development of states, household and industrial activity of people are directly connected with energy consumption. The largest energy-producing countries are China and the United States, that produce 24% and 18% of the world's electricity respectively. Russia, India, and Japan produce four times less than the above mentioned countries.
The energy industry is actively developing. Inexpensive and renewable sources of electric power like solar energy, wind, and water are successfully being used in many countries. This contributes to reducing a negative impact of the industry on our planet's ecology and a certain reduction in the cost of electricity by not using expensive natural resources, such as oil and gas.
Nevertheless, the main volumes of electricity are generated in traditional enterprises, which are:
- nuclear power plants;
- hydroelectric power stations;
- thermal power plants and combined heat and power plants.
A modern resource-generating company can not be imagined without any sophisticated high-tech equipment - gas turbine plants, electric current generators, reducers, filtration systems, etc. Tens of thousands of pieces of equipment interact with each other, generating heat and electricity.
Oil and gas production is also impossible without the provision of drilling rigs with electricity. In the absence of a centralized fuel supply, diesel and gas generating power stations that burn associated gas, diesel fuel and other types of fuel are used.
The main requirement for the uninterrupted generation of electricity is a clear and well coordinated operation of equipment, the serviceability of which largely depends on timely maintenance.
AMCOR offers comprehensive solutions for maintenance, servicing and modernization of various generating equipment.