Category Archives: Frame 6

Frame 6 Users Group expands the value proposition of participation

The need to do more with less should not surprise anyone in the electric-power business these days. Even user groups are putting the pedal to the metal to help make a new generation of engineers and technicians productive more quickly than, perhaps, ever before in peacetime. Gone is the time when new employees primarily learned […]

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‘Self-inflicted logic forcing’ associated with the Mark V remains a mystery

A year has gone by since Abel Rochwarger, chief engineer at Gas Turbine Controls (GTC), shared with CCJ ONsite’s editorial team his report on an incident in which the Mark V control system on a GE F-class gas turbine inexplicably shut down all the unit’s lube-oil pumps causing extensive damage. Rochwarger said the customer’s team […]

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Film-forming substances (FFS): The next frontier in cycle chemistry

If you’ve been in the power-generation business for a couple of decades—and made your bones at baseload, coal-fired, water-cooled plants, in particular—you may believe you know all there is to know about Rankine-cycle steam/water chemistry. Perhaps that’s true, for that type of facility. But with coal-fired plants being shuttered in increasing numbers you may find […]

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