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DEKKER Returns to Showcase Power Generation Vacuum Technology at POWER-GEN International

November 14, 2016 10:00 AM

DEKKER Vacuum Technologies, a worldwide leader in vacuum solutions and the ideal partner for power industry vacuum needs, returns as an exhibitor to POWER-GEN International.

POWER-GEN, the world's largest power generation event, will take place in Orlando, Florida, from December 13th -15th, 2016. POWER-GEN covers the latest trends, technologies and issues of the generation industry. The event will bring together more than 20,000 power professionals from more than 90 countries, more than 200 industry experts, and more than 1,400 exhibiting companies from all sectors of the industry.

DEKKER will be represented at booth 2556 by George Harding, Director of Power Generation Sales, Scot Desiderio, Business Development Manager for Chemical/Petrochemical/Oil & Gas/Pulp & Paper/Mining, and Applications Engineers, Rae Isbell and Adrian Corral.

Harding has more than 35 years’ experience as an engineer, salesman and executive in the vacuum industry. He has worked with clients in the power, CPI, food, semiconductor, metallurgical, and other process industries and now specializes  on condenser exhauster and evaporator vacuum applications.

Desiderio is a direct sales and sales management professional with over 30 years’ experience in the design, operation and sizing of rough, medium and high vacuum pumps and low pressure compression systems, with a current  focus on the oil & gas and chemical marketplaces.

Harding said, “As we return to POWER-GEN, we recognize this is a time of transformation in the power industry. The industry is adapting – shifting fuels from coal, oil and nuclear to natural gas and solar; shifting from large base load plants to smaller peaking stations; and replacing older subsystems in existing plants to newer, more efficient equipment.

“DEKKER is ready to support our customers as they respond to these latest challenges and opportunities.”

AquaSeal Delivers the Power of Performance and Reliability

Despite the significant changes in the industry, vacuum remains a foundational technology of power generation. As power markets are challenged to finance their new infrastructure investments, equipment of the highest efficiency and durability under demanding conditions are a necessity for the continued, uninterrupted delivery of power to residential, industrial, commercial and institutional users.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the United States consumed 97.415 quadrillion BTUs of energy in 2015.

DEKKER’s premier power generation technology is the AquaSeal POWERGEN two-stage liquid ring vacuum pump system. AquaSealPOWERGEN is the industry standard for condenser exhauster applications. When compared to other pumps and steam jets, AquaSeal offers superior advantages in condenser pull down, vacuum level, handling liquid carry-over, durability, low operating costs and minimal maintenance.

Performance that results in economy and financial savings is a key advantage of AquaSeal. Excess leakage can cause condensers to become “air-bound” and lose efficiency. Improving condenser vacuum by even a half-inch of mercury (0.5” HgA) can result in substantial savings. For example, a plant rated at 500 megawatts, operating 8,000 hours per year (at a price for natural gas of $3 per million BTUs) could potentially save more than $300,000 per year.

DEKKER complements the superior technology of AquaSeal with its powerhouse Maxima-K™ large capacity single-stage vacuum pumps for condenser hogging and fly ash conveying applications, and the TiTan™ water-sealed liquid ring vacuum pump system for water box and pump priming.

DEKKER Knows the Application

“Attendees at POWER-GEN have positively responded when we detail our in-depth technical capabilities,” Harding said. “Our message is that we have proven understanding of the power industry field. We know the application.”

Harding was on the project management team when DEKKER supplied six AquaSealPOWERGEN daytime condenser exhausters (model DVW 1600) and three nighttime holding units (model DVW 0300) for the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, named "Plant of the Year" by POWER Magazine in 2014.

DEKKER offers “Gold Standard” technical support, a knowledge-backed guarantee dedicated to resolving system challenges, streamline processes and optimize results. This full service is maintained for the life of the client relationship.

Harding said, “With our exceptional product lines, and our knowledge of the application, DEKKER is gaining recognition in the power generation industry both in the United States and internationally.”

For more information on POWER-GEN International, please visit

Industry professionals visiting DEKKER’s newly enhanced website at will be able to:

Request a quote 

Contact a DEKKER expert with issues or questions concerning vacuum for power generation 

Download an industry bulletin on DEKKER’s work with Ivanpah 

Established in 1998, DEKKER Vacuum Technologies manufactures and packages liquid ring vacuum pumps and compressors, rotary piston and rotary vane vacuum pumps and systems for markets such as plastics, packaging, pharmaceuticals, laboratories, metal processing, food processing, chemical, power generation, aerospace and many others. DEKKER is ISO 9001:2008 certified, and can build to API 681, PIP 004 and NFPA 99 for healthcare and laboratories.

DEKKER is a privately held company with more than 65 employees, operating in a 81,000 square foot manufacturing, distribution and warehouse facility in Michigan City, Indiana.

DEKKER Vacuum Technologies is either a registered trademark or trademark of DEKKER Vacuum Technologies in the United States and/or other countries.

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