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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Safety: The starting point for Frame 6 User Group meetings as well as plant operations

Review of safe work practices never gets old; there’s always something to learn. Over the last decade, safety has taken hold as a “religion” on the deck plates. Virtually no maintenance activities are undertaken today without a safety review—at US plants at least. Co-chair of the Frame 6 Users Group, Jeff Gillis may be the […]

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Webinar focuses on OEM’s initiatives to better serve Frame 6 users 

At user group meetings, OEMs sometimes are treated with the same reverence as the visiting team in a big sports rivalry. And that’s fine. But just as the game must be played, OEMs should have a significant presence at annual users conferences because they designed, built, and probably installed your gas turbines. At a minimum, […]

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