Category Archives: WTUI

Western Turbine’s special technical presentations

Western Turbine Users Inc increased by 50% the number of speakers participating in the organization’s popular special technical presentation sessions at the 2016 meeting to expose attendees to more subjects of interest beyond the basic engine. The new agenda was well received and nine presentations also were scheduled for the 2017 conference in Las Vegas. […]

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Compare the KPIs for your aeros against ORAP® fleet data

It is important that SPS continue to provide industry benchmarks leading up to, and during the annual conference of the Western Turbine Users Inc, Salvatore A DellaVilla Jr, CEO of Strategic Power Systems® (SPS), told the editors at his company’s booth on the exhibition floor in Las Vegas, Mar 19, 2017. “Participation by owner/operators of […]

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Updating the Mark V communication interface overload issue

Mark V goes haywire, shuts down F-class unit’s lube-oil pumps caught many in the industry by surprise when it was published in CCJ ONsite May 3, 2017 judging from the social media and online user-group chatter we were told occurred the days following, a passing mention by a GE engineer at a recent meeting, and […]

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Higher cycling costs loom as solar, wind resources grow

Latest reports from one consulting firm, with arguably more experience than anyone else in estimating the costs of cycling fossil units, suggest this: Gas-fired units may be in for elevated levels of pain, if not a death spiral, trying to make ends meet as more renewable resources come online. This shouldn’t be too surprising to […]

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Benefits of solar + storage expand for small Ohio municipal utility

What started with the objective of diversifying supply resources for the village of Minster (Ohio) municipal utility has blossomed into what soon could be a full-fledged solar + storage microgrid with the capability of islanding for extended periods of time. The 4.2-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) facility paired with a 7-MW/3-MWh battery storage unit (photos) has […]

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Western Turbine still growing, still innovating to better serve aero users

Western Turbine Users Inc, the world’s largest independent organization of gas-turbine owner/operators, celebrates 28 years of service to the industry at its 2018 Conference and Expo, next March 18-21 in Palm Springs, Calif. Sounds like a long way off, but it’s not too early to make a note on your calendar and begin lobbying for […]

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Aero Best Practices highlight LM6000 users-only session at WTUI 2017

The Western Turbine Users and CCJ announced their collaboration on a Best Practices program for aero owner/operators at WTUI’s 26th annual meeting in Palm Springs, March 2016. Goal: Recognize the valuable contributions made by plant staff—and headquarters engineering and asset-management personnel—to improve the performance and safety of generating facilities powered by aeroderivative gas turbines. Recipients […]

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