|By ACN Newswire||
|October 3, 2012 01:37 AM EDT||
Singapore, Oct 3, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - With Asia's growing affluence and modernisation, energy demand in the region is also rapidly developing. About 60% of the region's electricity is fuelled by coal, compared to the worldwide average of 40%, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The agency forecasts that Asia, containing three of world's most highly populated nations China, India and Indonesia, will account for 90% of coal demand over the next 20 years. The need for highly efficient fossil fuel power generation remains as alternative energy sources like wind, hydro and solar cannot meet the increased demand for power.
Morgan Ceramics, a division of The Morgan Crucible Company plc, one of the world's leading advanced materials companies, continues to strengthen working relationship with Asia's power sector to maximise efficiencies in power generation and transmission in the region. Its thermal ceramics business supplies high performance, high temperature thermal insulation solutions for heat recovery steam generation (HRSG) plants including global and Asian customers. Its technical ceramics business delivers precision-engineering capabilities that are increasingly being used by designers and manufacturers to develop components and sub-assemblies for new products aimed at meeting green standards in power delivery.
Morgan Ceramics' thermal and technical ceramics businesses are exhibiting at Power Gen Asia 2012, taking place at the Impact Exhibition & Convention Centre, Bangkok, Thailand from 3 - 5 October, 2012. Located at stand A41, Morgan Ceramics is showcasing its SUPERWOOL(R) Plus range of insulating fibre products, the company's patented technology for energy efficient and cost effective power plants and a range of precision-engineered materials, components and assemblies that meet the demanding, ever-changing and harsh environments in power generation and transmission sectors.
"We are pleased to participate and showcase for the first time in Power Gen Asia 2012 our combined Morgan Ceramics' expertise in advanced thermal solutions and precision engineering capabilities. With fossil fuels being the dominant energy source in the region in the many years to come, we believe we are well placed to help Asia's power sector to address rising demands in power generation and transmission. We are strongly committed to delivering new innovations and expertise to help our existing and future customers in Asia," said Ian Robb, President, Asia.
Modern HRSGs are using larger gas turbines and burners to meet demands for a greater power output. As a result, boilers are operating at higher temperatures and there is a growing need for insulation that works effectively and gives better thermal and acoustic performance at reduced cost. SUPERWOOL(R) Plus, a breakthrough fibre technology offers superior insulation in high temperature environments of up to 1200 degrees C, enabling energy savings of up to 20% compared to alternative products. SUPERWOOL(R) Plus insulation is efficient at restricting energy losses while maintaining other key material properties such as low shrinkage and good mechanical durability. It delivers high performance with less mass and blanket thickness whilst maintaining the same insulation value, resulting in both weight and cost savings.
In addition, Morgan Ceramics' wide range of advanced ceramic materials offers superior physical, thermal and electrical properties, which make it suitable for generating and distributing power from both renewable and traditional sources. Its range of dielectric materials includes high quality capacitance solutions for high-voltage systems and its piezoelectric materials are key components in energy-harvesting applications.
Morgan Ceramics also manufactures products that are used in the manufacture of thin-film photovoltaic cells for the solar industry and cores for industrial gas turbine blades. Its ceramic live line indicators are used in high voltage DC power distribution applications around the world.
Other applications in power generation include vacuum switch tubes, semiconductor switch housings, standoff insulators, cable insulators, fuses, radiation detector components, blades for gas turbines and smart meters, among others.
Morgan Ceramics personnel are available at stand A41 at the Impact Exhibition & Convention Centre at Bangkok, Thailand from 3 - 5 October to answer questions and offer advice and recommendations on the use of its products.
POWER-GEN Asia is co-located with Renewable Energy World Asia and is dedicated to the power generation, transmission and distribution industries. The event attracts over 7,000 industry professionals making it an efficient platform to network with key industry buyers and influencers. As a world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced materials, Morgan Ceramics will promote its innovative products and technologies such as SUPERWOOL(R) Plus, Pre-Sintered Pre-Forms (PSP(TM)) products and High Temperature Braze Alloys during this three-day exhibition.
For further information, please contact:
EASTWEST Public Relations for Morgan Ceramics
Melinda Ilagan / Denise Wang
Tel +65 6222 0306
Paula Constantinou, Morgan Ceramics
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