Proper valves, pipes, and fittings are important for successful operation of power generation facilities. This equipment includes products with versatile designs to establish effective joining and sealing methods, and better joint integrity, ensuring safe operation in thermal, nuclear, and renewable energy power plants. Manufacturers cite lower installation costs, improved safety and efficiency, and a reduction in scheduled and unscheduled maintenance downtime when promoting their products. Some of the leading manufacturers and service companies for power plant valves, pipes, and fittings are featured here. Boldrocchi earlier this year completed successful testing of its new 7-meter by 7-meter diverter damper for a gas turbine. The diverter damper is a three-way valve that discharges exhaust gas from the gas turbine, either into the atmosphere via a bypass stack or into a heat recovery steam generator. The damper offers extreme capacity and surpasses the norm in terms of geometrical sealing, sealing pressure, and closing time, while reducing maintenance, and easing transportation and assembly. This new diverter also allows for a rapid transition from single cycle to combined cyc...