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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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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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