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Take note: User registration for the 501F Users Group 2018 meeting opens soon

A valuable component of the upcoming 501F Users Group conference at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress (Orlando), February 25 to March 2, 2018, is the Vendorama program, scheduled for the first day of the meeting ahead of the vendor fair. It gives attendees access to live presentations by dozens of products/services providers offering O&M solutions. […]

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Customer experience drives NV Energy’s overall strategy

If your doubt lingers about the direction the electricity industry is headed, hopefully for your sake you’re close to retirement. That direction is towards the customer end of the production and delivery value chain and away from “big iron,” large centralized power stations and long transmission lines.   But while the direction is unmistakable, the velocity […]

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How to select the optimal inlet air filters for your engine

A typical 7FA in baseload service ingests 3.5-million lbm/hr of air containing a significant amount of particulate matter. How much? Based on data compiled by EPA nationwide, more than 1300 lb of particulates smaller than 10 microns likely will enter your gas turbine in one year of operation (8760 hours). While this may seem like […]

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‘Good tubes don’t fail!’

Reminded Dr R Barry Dooley at the Cycle Chemistry and FAC Workshop, sponsored by Structural Integrity Associates Inc (SI), June 27 – 28, 2017, in Cincinnati. Cycle chemistry drives many of the damage mechanisms that affect availability, reliability, and safety of conventional fossil and combined-cycle/HRSG plants, the respected chemist/metallurgist said forcefully. The ongoing battle against […]

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Reverse Osmosis, Part II: Importance of a pilot study in system design

This is the second part of a five-part series on the design, operation, and maintenance of reverse osmosis systems for powerplants compiled by Wes Byrne, U.S. Water’s consultant on membrane technologies. Parts I, III, IV, and V are identified below; the final three segments will appear in upcoming issues of CCJ ONsite. Part I: Value […]

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