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COMBINED CYCLE Journal: Issue #50

User Group Reports

Combined Cycle Users Group

  • Low-load impacts and solutions for HRSGs and SCRs discusses economizer flow instability, high superheater/reheater metal temperature, attemperator overspray, oxidation of non-pressure-part components, Ecomax™ for HRSGs, twice-daily cycling and other key topics …more

  • Deck-level lessons from catalyst replacement projects …more

  • The challenges of soft-skills development, incident risk assessment, minimizing human errors, knowledge management, safety management via OSHA VPP …more

  • 2016 Individual Achievement Awards recognize accomplishments of Rodger Anderson, Ed Barndt, Andy Donaldson, Wayne Kawamoto, and Rick Shackelford …more

Ovation Users Group

  • Plant knowledge platform emerges from the old DCS …more

  • Low bidder may not be the vendor you want …more

  • 12-step checklist: Apply these best practices for lifecycle care …more

Siemens Customer Conference

  • OEM engineers speak to issues, solutions, technology developments for F, G, H frames, plus steam turbines, generators, and controls …more

Western Turbine Users Inc

  • Highlights of the upcoming 27th annual meeting—the world’s largest gathering of land-based aero gas-turbine owner/operators. Plus, technical highlights from the 2016 LM 2500 and LMS100 breakout sessions …more

501F Users Group

  • Four gas-turbine OEMs will be among the 100 vendors vying for 501F business in Reno next February. Competition for parts and services is heating up as the big players reshape their companies …more

  • Historical perspective shows how quickly this group has grown as it heads toward its 20th anniversary in a couple of years…more

Special Section: GRiD Today

Paradigm shift—from “big iron” to the distribution end of the value chain …more

Armstrong’s peakers become “cycling” units in the heart of baseload coal country …more

Grid-scale storage: Regulators, ISOs set the table; suppliers served few orders …more

DG: When the merely viable becomes the truly commercial …more

Is the plant worth the price? Due diligence ‘gotchas’ …more

Co-ops and DG: You want it, we’ll build it …more

New practices for resiliency: Con Edison and Superstorm Sandy …more

Riverton repowering prepares century-old plant for decades more life …more

Victoria, a 1950s-vintage plant, revamped for today’s Ercot market …more

What cost price signals? …more

Features

Understanding stall, surge of gas-turbine compressors …more

How to inspect GT exhaust systems, what to look for …more

Keep heat in cycling HRSGs to mitigate thermal fatigue …more

Oil firing comparable to gas at 501F peaking plant …more

Proper steam temperature control reduces operational risks …more

Evaluate use of reclaimed wastewater for your combined cycle …more

Attemperators: HRSG enemy No. 1 …more

Propane and ethane: Abundance drives options with questions …more

Best Practices Awards

Millennium Power Plant …more

Granite Ridge Energy …more

New Harquahala Valley Generating Station …more

Fremont Energy Center …more

Lea Power Partners …more

Business Partners

  • IAPWS technical guidance documents on powerplant chemistry …more

  • Siemens update …more

  • GE update …more

  • Briefs: Sulzer, Emerson, Clark-Reliance, MTU, Alta Solutions, US Water …more

  • Print advertiser list and links …more