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Best practices shared by aero users benefit frame owner/operators as well

The Western Turbine Users and CCJ are working together to expand the sharing of best practices and lessons learned among owner/operators of GE aero engines. WTUI VP Ed Jackson, plant manager of Missouri River Energy Services’ Exira Generating Station in Brayton, Iowa, says the organization’s mission is to help members better operate and maintain their […]

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Increase intervals between gas-turbine fuel-valve overhauls with water cooling

Reliable operation of dual-fuel gas turbines on oil demands that owner/operators protect against coking of distillate in fuel-system components. Active cooling is one solution available to users for assuring both reliable starts on liquid fuel and reliable fuel transfers from gas to oil. Recall that stagnant fuel in supply lines not protected against heat radiated […]

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Adding big battery turns non-spin peaking GT into spinning reserve

On the one hand, if this Southern California Edison (SCE) facility is a harbinger, the industry could be entering a golden era of creative, innovative grid-scale storage applications. On the other hand, California is such an anomaly, this golden era, at least from a national or global perspective, could still be years away. Either way, […]

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LM6000 breakout at Western Turbine invaluable to owner/operators

The LM6000 is the most popular of Western Turbine’s four breakout sessions, attracting more participants (300 plus at the 2017 meeting in Las Vegas) than the LM2500, LM5000, and LMS100 breakouts combined. Andrew Gundershaug, plant manager of Calpine Corp’s Northern California Peakers, chairs this group. Gundershaug’s day job is to manage seven LM6000 peakers at […]

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