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Aero combined cycle enhances reliability, flexibility for Pasadena

In California, it seems, the objectives with new supply capacity have to do with molecules and minutes—that is, minimizing “molecules” of NOx emissions under all load and dispatch scenarios and shaving minutes off of dispatch response times. For the City of Pasadena Water & Power Dept, add a third objective: Addressing a long-standing reliability issue. […]

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SPS data point to generally excellent performance by LM6000 and LM2500 engines

In closed-session presentations to owner/operators of LM6000 and LM2500 engines at the 27th Annual Conference & Exhibition of the Western Turbine Users Inc (Las Vegas, March 19 – 22, 2017), engineers from Charlotte-based Strategic Power Systems Inc (SPS) reviewed last year’s fleet performance (November 2015 – October 2016) based on ORAP® data. They then identified […]

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Axford predicts an uptick in US gas-turbine orders for 2017

Mark Axford, the Houston-based consultant considered by many to be the leading independent expert on gas-turbine markets, packed more information than ever before into his annual one-hour presentation on the state of the energy industry’s GT sector for the Western Turbine Users Inc’s annual meeting (Las Vegas, March 19-22, 2017). He accomplished this by partnering […]

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Advisory document reflects OEM’s changing generator maintenance philosophy over time

Special to CCJ ONsite By Relu Ilie, Utility Electrical Engineering Manager OEMs include generator maintenance recommendations in their O&M manuals. Sometimes they also issue general instruction documents, to be applied to their entire fleet, including machines already in operation. One such document is GE’s “Creating an Effective Generator Maintenance Program” (GEK 103566), which recommends achieving […]

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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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