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TILs critical to 7EA inspection success

The 7EA gas turbine’s many attributes—including generally high reliability and availability, and good efficiency in a wide range of applications on a variety of fuels—help make it the most popular mid-size (nominal 85 MW) industrial gas turbine. There are said to be about 1200 of these machines in service. Annual meetings of the 7EA Users […]

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Ovation users ponder big issues, knuckle down on knotty plant problems

Encompassing 1300 GW of global capacity, 450,000 MW of that in the US, and 120,000 MW of combined-cycle capability, the Ovation control system platform, according to Robert Yeager, president of Emerson Automation Solutions Power & Water, is Number One in global power generation control systems. But Yeager, in the traditional “bragging rights” opening remarks at […]

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User presentations: Benefit from your colleagues’ experiences

Presentations by owner/operators are highly regarded at user-group meetings. The first-hand experience detailing how a particular job was conducted, what worked/what didn’t, lessons learned, etc, can be invaluable to someone considering a similar project. Plus, there’s the opportunity to ask questions and get straight-forward answers. You should be aware of the six user presentations from […]

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7EA best practices focus on performance improvement, safety

Sharing experiences among users is the primary goal of CCJ’s Best Practices Program, now in its 13th year. Think of it as an extension of the information you glean from user-group meetings delivered directly to your computer or mobile device. Two best practices from 7EA owner/operators were among the scores of entries submitted to Senior […]

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RO Part IV: System operation and monitoring

This is the fourth 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, II, III, and V are identified below; the final segment will appear in an upcoming issue of CCJ ONsite. Part I: Value […]

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