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Optimizing Geothermal Power

Solutions and Safety Measures for Industrial Valve Applications

Some believe that geothermal energy is a readily available, closest, sustainable, and renewable energy solution that we can harness.
Geothermal power generation is a sustainable method of converting Earth’s internal heat energy into a renewable energy source.

Power station

Geothermal power stations are similar to other steam turbine thermal power stations in that heat from a fuel source (in geothermal’s case, the Earth’s core) is used to heat water or another working fluid. The working fluid is then used to turn a turbine of a generator, thereby producing electricity. The fluid is then cooled and returned to the heat source.

 Types:

  • Dry steam power stations
  • Flash steam power stations
  • Binary cycle power stations

Purpose

a.Provide Clean Energy: Geothermal power generation is a low-carbon, zero-emission energy form, contributing to mitigating climate change and reducing environmental impact.

b.Stable Energy Supply: Unaffected by weather variations, geothermal energy offers a stable and reliable source of electricity, ensuring continuous energy supply.

c.Utilization of Geothermal Resources: By harnessing and utilizing Earth’s internal heat energy resources, geothermal power generation achieves sustainable energy utilization, reducing dependence on finite resources.

Advantages

  1. Renewability: Geothermal energy is a renewable resource that does not deplete, ensuring a continuous and sustainable energy supply.
  2. Low Carbon Emissions: Geothermal power generation processes involve minimal carbon dioxide emissions, making it an environmentally friendly solution.
  3. Wide Geographical Distribution: Geothermal resources are widely distributed globally, enabling the implementation of geothermal power projects in various locations.
  4. High Efficiency: Geothermal energy conversion demonstrates high efficiency, contributing to enhanced overall energy utilization.

Potential Hazards and Safety Considerations in Geothermal Power Generation Valve Operation

Despite the numerous advantages of geothermal power generation, valve operation in its processes poses potential hazards that require careful attention and safety considerations.

Potential Hazards

  • High-Temperature, High-Pressure Environment: Geothermal power generation involves hot water or steam at high temperatures and pressures, exposing valves to material corrosion and potential seal failures.
  • Frequent Opening and Closing Operations: Valves in geothermal systems may undergo frequent opening and closing operations, leading to wear and fatigue in valve components over prolonged usage.
  • Corrosive Medium: Geothermal water may contain corrosive substances, imposing higher material and seal requirements on valves.
  • System Pressure Fluctuations: Pressure fluctuations within geothermal systems may impact valves, necessitating valves with excellent pressure resistance and shock absorption capabilities.

Safety Considerations

  1. Selection of High-Temperature, High-Pressure Materials: Priority should be given to materials, such as special alloys or ceramics, capable of withstanding high-temperature, high-pressure environments when selecting valves.
  2. Regular Inspection and Maintenance: Periodic inspections and maintenance of valves are essential to ensure optimal performance over extended periods, reducing the likelihood of potential failures.
  3. Application of Safety Valves: Safety valves should be incorporated into the system to promptly release overpressure, ensuring the safe operation of the geothermal power generation system.
  4. Valve Automation: Consideration should be given to the adoption of automated control systems for valves, minimizing manual intervention and enhancing system stability and safety while reducing operational impacts.

In the field of geothermal power generation, safety is paramount. Therefore, the selection and maintenance of valves should comprehensively address the unique operating conditions and safety requirements to guarantee the secure and stable operation of geothermal power generation systems.

When selecting industrial valves for a geothermal power plant system, it is crucial to consider high temperatures, high pressures, and special mediums such as hot water or steam.

Here is one of our solutions

the Butterfly Valve Solution

Choose butterfly valves that are resistant to high temperatures and pressures, suitable for large-diameter pipeline systems.

Consider the use of high-performance butterfly valves with metal seals to ensure stable sealing performance.

Safety Valve Solution

Install safety valves in the system to ensure the safe release of overpressure when the system reaches the set pressure limit.

Select safety valves that meet the high-temperature and high-pressure requirements of the geothermal power plant.

Choosing the right valve solutions is paramount to ensuring the efficient and stable operation of geothermal power stations.

 By understanding the principles, purposes, and advantages of geothermal power generation, we not only provide clean energy for the environment but also create sustainable energy choices for industrial applications. Whether it’s butterfly valves, safety valves, or electric control valves, each solution is meticulously designed to address the challenges of high temperatures and pressures. On the road to a renewable future, let us join forces and contribute to the sustainable development of our planet.”

Application

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Refining & Petrochemical

Valve solutions are made precisely to withstand tough conditions and prevent corrosion found in petrochemical facilities and refineries.
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Chemical Processing

TIANYU meets European TALuft, ISO15848, SHELL 77/312 standards through their low-leakage design that helps valves serve longer.
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Coal Chemical

Helpful for coal liquefaction and other processes, our valves come with wear-and-tear, temperature & ethylene cracking resistance.
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Power Generation

Helpful for renewable energy projects, DomBor Valve solutions offer enhanced durability and constant functionality in harsh operating environments.
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LNG

TIANYU Valve designs ultra-low temperature valves that come with special valve seats to ensure better sealing performance.
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Pipeline Transport

To minimize pipeline pressure loss, we design valves with different isolation characteristics, scratch resistance and higher elasticity.

Production Process

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Rough Machining

With a 2500mm large vertical lathe and other heavyhorizontal lathes , we shape the material into therequired workpiece for our industrial valves.

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Heat Treating

Metal materials are processed in our heat treatment furnace to improve their microstructure, ensuring the performance of our pump valves can meet our standard requirements.

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Surface Finishing

The surface roughness of our industrial parts is controlled by our advanced sandblasting technology, ensuring the roughness value of the surface is within the required range.

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Fine Machining

The finishing process of DomBor Valve involves the use of CNC machining precision equipment to guarantee all of our industrial valves have the expected quality and stable performance.

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Boring Process

Experienced staff utilizes a large-scale CNC horizontal machining center to ensure all workpieces’ dimensions and shapes are accurate to the expected design range.

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Drilling

The dimensions, design concept, and shape of our industrial valve workpieces are finely tuned with our large-scale CNC gantry pentahedron machining center.

Customer Cases

TIANYU manufacturing plant works round the clock to provide its customers forged and cast steel valves which can be customized to the preferences of the clients. We take pride in being able to meet production deadlines and provide our clients with what they need through the efficient production chain.

Ensure Safety

Our products and services comply with international standards and specifications to make sure that we only produce the best and highest quality products and services to our clients.

Customization Service

We offer tailor-made industrial valves to ensure that our product fits your application standards and demand. TIANYU is ISO, API, MSS, and ASME compliant to guarantee you the highest product quality.

Fast Shipping

As a business partner, TIANYU makes sure that we commit to our clients’ requested deadline because we very much understand the importance of adhering to the timeline required.

After-Sales Service

TIANYU’s service does not end once our industrial ball valves are being delivered. Also, we offer warranties and provide customer service to our clients as part of our quality service.

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