Renewable and biomass power plants are growing rapidly, thanks to both higher demand for greener energy and falling costs of building and running the plants.
IMI Critical is a leading supplier of components to the niche but growing Molten Solar, Concentrated Solar Power sector. CSP plants comprise concave mirrors which follow the sun and focus its rays on a tower, typically containing molten salt. The molten salt is superheated, passes through a heat exchanger, creating steam which turns a turbine generating electricity.
In the biomass sector, plants powered by fuels such as wood chip, straw and waste, run for extended periods without breaks. This reduces opportunities for maintenance, so the reliability of plant components is key. IMI Critical provides its industry-leading turbine bypass and feedwater pump control valves to this growing industry.