Category Archives: Frame 6

Users glimpse benefits of faster response when analytics are integrated with control

One of the most notable presentations from the 2016 Ovation Users Group Conference (Pittsburgh, July 24-28) showed that the industry truly is on the precipice of a new era with control systems, one in which analytics and machine intelligence are part and parcel of the control system itself. Today, most powerplants pull data from the […]

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Safety roundtable opens Frame 6 Users’ 30th anniversary meeting

Frame 6B gas turbines are the heart and soul of many cogeneration systems serving process plants in the primary-energy and chemical industries. The O&M personnel responsible for these assets typically are challenged by demanding managements to ensure high availability and performance on depression-era budgets. Those who thrive in this anaerobic environment have a practical, solutions-driven […]

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Due diligence checklist: Is the plant worth the price?

By Jeff Schroeter, EnEx Advisors What does the legal term “due diligence” really mean? One thing is for sure: The diligence period before closing the sale means buyer beware, or caveat emptor. During this period, the buyer is entitled to research the true value of an asset from the buyer’s perspective. We all like to […]

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Discussion sessions at Frame 6 meeting stimulate interaction among users

Discussion sessions, chaired by members of the steering committee, run about an hour each. At previous meetings, discussion leaders began at the compressor end of the machine and moved aft. The order was changed for the 2016 conference because all the discussion time often had been consumed before the “small stuff”—instrumentation, for example—got air time. […]

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Formal presentations focus on inlet filters, inspection findings, repair technology

There were three formal user/vendor presentations at the 30th anniversary meeting of the Frame 6 Users Group, in addition to those delivered by the OEM’s team on GE Day: Inlet-house air filters, based on the collaborative work between AAF International and a Gulf Coast user. Emergent 6B compressor findings, compiled by Florida-based Advanced Turbine Support […]

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