Power Generation Weldaloy Specialty Forgings

Power generation oversees the process of converting forms of primary energy into secondary energy forms. Electricity is the most common second form that is created through power generation, which is specifically known as electricity generation.  

The power generation industry is highly technical – as it uses multiple different energy sources to create power and electricity. This industry requires forged parts that are durable, and can withstand various elements, which includes prolonged exposure to extreme heat and high temperatures, wind, saltwater and various chemicals. Certain materials and alloys are regularly sought out for forge parts for this industry. Power generation forged products are commonly open die forged in stainless steel and various copper alloys. 

Because of this, the equipment used in the power generation must meet the rigorous demands of this industry, many of which need to be forged to ensure high quality.   

Commonly forged parts for the power generation sector includes: 

  • Various engine, turbine and pump components 
  • Shafts 
  • Various forged rings – end rings, split rings, commutator rings, shorting rings, and split-ring commutators 
  • Various forging bearings – hydrodynamic fluid film bearings, tilting pad thrust bearings, and other specialty bearings.  

 

At Weldaloy Specialty Forgings, we understand the needs of forging parts for the power generation sector. We have over 70 years of experience in forging various alloys suited for power generation applications, including copper and stainless-steel alloys. Whether it is simpler shapes, such as rings, blocks and discs, or you require custom parts, Weldaloy is prepared to meet your needs.   

Our forging capabilities include:   

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History of Power Generation Forging

Modern power generation processes dates back to the 1800s with the use of using wire and magnets to create electrical currents. This method continues to be used today to generate electricity. With the rise of the Industrial Revolution at the end the 19th Century, electrical production had become commercialized. Additional methods to create electricity, including the use the of steam engines, also became widely used to provide electricity, and also provided power to operate boats and trains. As a result, electricity became more readily available, and public buildings and businesses were able to have electricity.  

Today, power generation continues be a continuously evolving industry. New technological advances has allowed the power generation sector to continue to grow – and new energy sources have been discovered.

  • Forged End Rings

  • Slip Rings

  • Split-Ring Commutators

  • Shorting Rings

  • Commutator Rings

  • Hydrodynamic Fluid Film Bearings

  • Tilting Pad Thrust Bearings

  • Specialty Bearings

“Weldaloy’s ability to produce two rotor end ring forgings in a timely manner helps our company maintain an already critical delivery schedule. Thank you for a tremendous response.”

Types of Power Generation

There are many forms of primary energy sources that can create electrical energy in an economically and resourceful way. All forms of power generations have their own  

Fossil Fuel – the burning of fossil fuels, such as diesel, natural gas, or coal, is the most commonly used energy source.  

Hydroelectric – rain / water is used to spin generations to create power 

Nuclear – the use of controlled nuclear, or fission, reactions to create power 

Wind Turbines – also known as wind energy, wind turbines collect the wind’s kinetic energy and converts it into electrical energy 

Solar generation, the use of collecting photovoltaic cells from sunlight, is also a form of energy source to create energy.

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