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ValvTechnologies’ IsoTech® Parallel Slide Gate Valves

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More best practices from 7F owner/operators

CCJ ONsite’s coverage of 2018 award-winning best practices from 7F owner/operators concludes here. The five entries from four plants (Bastrop, MEAG Wansley, Nuevo Pemex, and Rathdrum), all operated by NAES Corp, were recognized for their value by judges with deep knowledge of this frame. In sum, fourteen 7F plants shared 26 best practices with their […]

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7F Users Group opens registration for 2019 Conference

The world’s largest meeting of 7F gas-turbine users takes place this year at the Schaumburg Convention Center, May 20-24, just outside of Chicago. It is a must-attend event for owner/operators of this frame. Register today and arrange for a room in the Renaissance hotel, which is connected to the convention center. Recall that the 7F […]

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Perspective: State of the Industry, 2019

by Jason Makansi, Pearl Street Inc. In these days of heightened uncertainty in the power industry, it’s easy to have amnesia about long-term prospects in the electricity business. The opportunities may be shifting, for a few perhaps like the ground underneath you during an earthquake, but the long-term opportunities remain excellent. The short version of […]

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Factor European experience into O&M practices at US combined cycles, Part V: Drones and robots

Capitalizing on work presented by Xcel Energy at meetings of the HRSG Forum with Bob Anderson, ETD’s Dr Ahmed Shibli and William Moore produced an extensive report for the consultancy’s Group Sponsored Project on drones and robots for powerplant inspection. The highlights of this work were discussed at European Technology Development Ltd’s International Conference on […]

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Air in-leakage: ACC performance thief

Part 2 of CCJ ONsite’s coverage (access part 1 here) of the Air-Cooled Condenser Users Group’s 10th annual meeting (October 2018, Colorado Springs) by Consulting Editor Steve Stultz focuses on air in-leakage, which increases vacuum and contributes to a loss in thermal performance. Ingress of oxygen and carbon dioxide also can cause problems in the […]

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