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Gas-turbine operating metrics in an uncertain energy market

Looking ahead to WTUI 2019 in Las Vegas, March 17 – 20 Salvatore A DellaVilla Jr, CEO, Strategic Power Systems® (Sidebar 1), typically begins preparing for the annual meeting of the Western Turbine Users Inc (this year, March 17 – 20 at the South Point Hotel and Spa in Las Vegas) during holiday quiet time […]

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Western Turbine 2019 kicks off in Las Vegas only eight weeks from now. Register today!

Western Turbine Users Inc, the world’s largest independent organization of gas-turbine owner/operators, celebrates 29 years of service to the industry at its annual Conference and Expo, March 17 – 20, at the South Point Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas. The group, which serves owner/operators of GE aeroderivative engines (LM2500, LM5000, LM6000, LMS100), was last […]

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Resiliency, demand charges drive Montclair State to add microgrid to CHP

Superstorm Sandy was one of those events which changed most everyone’s thinking on infrastructure reliability, especially in the NYC metropolitan area. But Sandy is only one element in the “perfect storm” which led Montclair (NJ) State Univ (MSU) to add a microgrid to its relatively modern combined heat and power (CHP) system. Other elements include […]

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Factor European experience into O&M practices at US combined cycles, Part IV: HEP inspection checklist

Rob Wang of Engineering Analysis Services Ltd (UK), presented on outage planning and life extension of cycling plants at European Technology Development Ltd’s International Conference on Power Plant Operation and Flexibility, London, July 2018. He highlighted both piping system health management and analytical techniques for component life assessment. Piping system details are, perhaps, too often […]

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Impact of chemistry on ACC performance once again a focal point of user group meeting

The Air-Cooled Condenser Users Group’s 10th annual meeting (October 2018, Colorado Springs) hosted over 100 participants—more than half users, with first-timers in the majority. The overriding takeaway this year was new information, supported by informative looks into the fundamentals. Such balance expands the benefits of meetings, concludes CCJ Consulting Editor Steve Stultz, who attended the […]

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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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