Power engineering

Power engineering is an industry that deals with the generation, transmission, and distribution of energy. The industry includes a wide range of sectors, such as fossil fuel power plants, nuclear power plants, and renewable energy sources. The specific needs of the power industry vary by sector, but the common goal is to provide a reliable, efficient, and cost-effective supply of energy to meet growing demand.

Why Powders?

Metal powders are widely used in the power industry due to their excellent mechanical and thermal properties. These powders are used in the manufacture of various components used in power plants, such as turbine blades, gas turbine combustors, and heat exchangers. Metal powders are also used in the manufacture of electrical contacts and conductors used in power transmission and distribution systems. 


The metal powder produced by the ATO Lab Plus ultrasonic metal powder atomizers is in high demand in the power generation industry due to its superior quality and properties. The ATO metal powder has a narrow particle size distribution, high purity and excellent flowability, making it suitable for various manufacturing processes. The ATO metal powder is produced using ultrasonic atomization technology, which ensures the uniformity of the powder and prevents the formation of agglomerates. 


The power generation industry relies on various metal alloys to meet specific requirements and applications. Commonly used alloys include stainless steel, which offers high corrosion resistance and excellent mechanical properties, making it ideal for the manufacture of heat exchangers, turbines, and piping. Inconel is another alloy used in gas turbine blades and combustors for its high-temperature strength and resistance to oxidation and corrosion. Titanium is popular for its light weight and high strength, and is used to make components for aircraft engines, gas turbines, and heat exchangers. Finally, copper is used in electrical conductors and contacts because of its high electrical conductivity.

Examples of Metal powder applications
in Power engineering industry

Turbine Components

Gas and steam turbine components are frequently made from metal powders like nickel and cobalt, which have high strength and corrosion resistance and can withstand the high temperatures and pressures of power generation applications.

Heat Exchangers

Due to their high thermal conductivity and ability to transfer heat between fluids in power generation systems, metal powders like copper and aluminum are frequently used in the production of heat exchangers for power plants.

Structural components

Steel and titanium metal powders are frequently used to produce structural parts for machinery used in the production of electricity.

Fuel cells

Metal powders like platinum and palladium are frequently used in the production of fuel cells for use in power generation to increase their effectiveness and performance in converting chemical energy into electrical energy.

High-temperature coatings

Metal powders like nickel and chromium are frequently used in the production of high-temperature coatings to improve corrosion resistance and thermal insulation.

Magnets

Neodymium and samarium cobalt metal powders are frequently used to make magnets for power generation applications, which are used to produce and control electrical power in a variety of systems.

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