Category Archives: 501 F&G Users Group

501F users share best practices with colleagues

The 501F fleet was recognized by peers with five Best Practices awards in the 2018 judging. The annual program, sponsored by CCJ, has as its primary objective recognition of the valuable contributions made by owner/operator personnel to improve the safety and performance of generating facilities powered by gas turbines. In this section, 501F plants share […]

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Special Report: Ovation Users Group 2018 meeting

More tools, more features, fewer connections: Ovation scope expands There were reasons why David Farr, chairman/CEO of Emerson Corp, parent to Emerson’s Power & Water Solutions (PWS) business, delivered the opening address at the annual Ovation Users Group Conference, held in Pittsburgh, July 29 – Aug 2. At least one could speculate, reading between the […]

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HRSG Tip of the Month: November 2018

How best to replace an HP evaporator: Tubes only or entire harp? Editor’s note: Online forums hosted by independent users groups are an invaluable communications medium for sharing experiences among industry colleagues. Power Users, which sponsors user-only discussion forums for the groups it manages—7F, Combined Cycle, Generator, and Steam Turbine—most recently launched an online HRSG […]

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Reflecting on the presentations at the Distributed Energy Conference

From central to distributed: The inflection point still not clear At the Distributed Energy Conference in Denver, Oct 15-17, 2018, one of the electric-power industry’s top analysts came away with the sense that the “inflection,” marking the point at which investment in distributed assets grows faster than that in centralized assets, hasn’t yet arrived. And […]

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Factor European experience into O&M practices at US combined cycles, Part II: Aberrant P91 life predictions

At European Technology Development Ltd’s International Conference on Power Plant Operation and Flexibility, held in London in July 2018, ETD’s Dr Ahmed Shibli, the conference organizer, and David Robertson tag-teamed an in-depth presentation on life-prediction concerns for aberrant P91 components often found in electric generating stations worldwide. They are usually the product of not understanding […]

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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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