Attention to detail early in the HRSG lifecycle sets the tone for long-term reliable service

The first five years of HRSG operation are critical for building the foundation necessary to assure a reliable and satisfactory service life, said engineers from HRST Inc participating in an editorial roundtable with CCJ staff. In the early years, they continued, control and organization of supplier documentation will benefit current and future decision-making. Plus, timely […]

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501F exhaust-system repairs never ending? Replace to eliminate the problem

Exhaust systems are a presentation and/or discussion topic at most gas-turbine user-group meetings, particularly those supporting F-class and the more advanced frames. Cracking of components, broken struts, material distress, and leaks at joints are almost sure to occur in virtually any system handling a 1000 lb/sec or more of turbine exhaust at 1000F or higher […]

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INDUSTRY NOTES, November 2018

Registration opens for three 2019 user meetings; sign up now and make good use of your 2018 budget surplus In the last couple of weeks, registration opened for three high-profile 2019 conferences dedicated to the information needs of owner/operators: 501F Users Group, Western Turbine Users Inc, and HRSG Forum with Bob Anderson. The details provided […]

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Factor European experience into O&M practices at US combined cycles, Part I

European Technology Development Ltd’s (ETD Consulting), International Conference on Power Plant Operation and Flexibility, held in London in July 2018, covered recent developments in plant materials, operation, inspection, maintenance, and costs related to both baseload and cycling operation for different types of plants—including combined cycles. Participants included plant owners/operators, consultants, researchers, manufacturers, and inspection-agency professionals. […]

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