CCJ Archives: 1Q 2006

2006 Best Practices Awards for Management, O&M, and Safety

One of the biggest challenges facing owners and operators of gas-turbine-based powerplants in deregulated markets is the need to continually improve the performance of their facilities-to increase revenues and decrease expenses. One component of this goal of “continual improvement” is Best Practices. These are the methods and procedures plants rely on to assure top performance on a predictable and repeatable basis. more

Verifying repairs, final inspection results

By Hans van Esch, TEServices

This is the last in a series of four articles outlining the six critical steps to successful refurbishment of industrial gas-turbine (GT) parts. First two steps (published in the COMBINED CYCLE Journal, 2Q/2005) described onsite assessment of component condition and development of repair specifications. more

Steam-plant workshop focuses owner/operators on best practices for managing water chemistry, improving O&M

The steam-plant workshop held annually in the fall to address O&M challenges at gas-turbine-based cogeneration and combined-cycle facilities-with many lessons applicable to conventional fossil-fired stations as well-is gaining stature and appears well on its way to becoming one of the industry’s “must-attend” meetings. more