Category Archives: D5-D5A Users

Extraordinary may be the best word to describe the value of user presentations

User group meetings without meaningful presentations by owner/operators may not be providing a program of maximum value to attendees. Sure, users learn from the OEM, consultants, and third-party equipment and services providers, but there’s nothing like a presentation by an owner/operator on a subject of interest to the fleet to lay out the cold, hard […]

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The value proposition of user-only discussion forums

The open discussion sessions at user group meetings are somewhat like “show and tell” was in grammar school: Listening to what colleagues have to say you get answers to questions you never thought to ask, and finding out about things you never knew existed. Plus, you have the opportunity to put a few photos up […]

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Grid-scale energy-storage advocates prepare for a ‘flood’ of business

The days of May 27-29, 2015 may not have been the best time to use the word “flood” in Dallas as an analogy for business opportunities. Amidst daily rainstorms, roaring creeks, flood-ravaged neighborhoods, and nightly lightning shows seen from upper-floor hotel windows rivaling a Pink Floyd concert, the storage industry gathered at the Energy Storage […]

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OEM presenters focus on helping 501D5-D5A users maximize unit reliability, availability

The 501D5-D5A Users and Siemens Energy work well together. There are squabbles to be sure, but the group’s steering committee of Chairman Gabe Fleck, Lonnie Grote, and Barry Mayhew has been working closely with key members of the Siemens team—Mark Kamphaus and Jeff Kain, in particular—for the last decade, allowing the participants to develop meaningful […]

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Safety, engine performance among highlights of Siemens’ 501D5-D5A presentations

Judging from the number of entries in CCJ’s annual Best Practices Awards program, worker safety came of age as a top priority at powerplants eight years ago. Three years later, the number of entries for safety best practices topped all other categories—including O&M. More recently, many plants have earned Star status in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection […]

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