7EA Best Practices: Three plants recognized with 2019 awards

7EA users captured one Best of the Best and two Best Practices Awards in the 2019 judging. None of the best practices is frame-specific so they may be of value to owner/operators of other frames as well—especially facilities focusing on performance improvement and safety.

Thumbnails of the three plants receiving awards:

Investigative process addresses, helps correct generator thermal sensitivity

Quail Run Energy Center, Best of the Best recipient, equipped with two 2 × 1 power blocks, is located in Odessa, Tex, and managed by Steve Reinhart. Owner is Quail Run Energy Partners LP; the operator, NAES Corp. 

Turbine-compartment roof handrails promote safety

Ferndale Generating Station is a 2 × 1 combined-cycle cogeneration plant in Ferndale, Wash, owned by Puget Sound Energy and operated by NAES Corp. Plant manager is Tim Miller.

Lightweight manhole covers boost productivity, enhance safety

Mulberry Cogeneration is a dual-fuel, 1 × 1 combined-cycle cogeneration facility in Bartow, Fla, owned by Northern Star Generation and operated by CAMS. Plant manager is Allen Czerkiewicz.

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