Prevent varnish issues: How to keep your turbine oil in top condition

EPT’s SVR™ Lube Oil Conditioning System: Game Changing Lubricant Management

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Questions on 7F inspections? Get answers in Schaumburg

The ability of gas turbines to meet expectations depends to a large degree on regular inspections by experienced technicians equipped with the diagnostic tools capable of finding and evaluating potential problems before they adversely impact engine operation. Equally important is guidance on what to inspect and how often, and exactly what to look for “under […]

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Come up to speed on turbine fluids and their care at the 7F Users Group meeting

The 2019 annual conference of the 7F Users Group, May 20-24, at the Renaissance Schaumburg (Ill), provides an opportunity to update your knowledge on turbine lube and hydraulic fluids—both their selection and maintenance. As of April 1, three lubricant suppliers had committed to participating in the vendor fair along with six aftermarket services providers offering […]

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How to mitigate risks associated with gas-turbine LCI starting systems

It’s no secret that many gas turbines are starting and stopping far more frequently than originally designed for. At the same time, independent system operators (ISOs) are imposing stiff fines for failure to meet startup and performance obligations. Most plants have adapted to these more aggressive operating tempos and performance challenges, but one component that […]

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How to achieve reliable pressure regulation

Silverhawk Generating Station underwent a period in which the safety valve for the plant’s auxiliary steam system failed repeatedly, NV Energy engineers Rishi Velkar and Frank Romans told the editors. Consequences of the failures included frequent valve replacement and loss of production through forced outages. Examination of the failed safety valves revealed seating-surface erosion associated […]

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