Category Archives: WTUI

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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Clean your ACCs and eliminate vacuum leaks to assure top performance

Gary Fischer knows a thing or two about heat transfer. The Conco Services executive, recently elected chairman of the ASME Heat Transfer Committee, has years of experience on how to maintain Rankine cycle heat-rejection systems in top condition to meet performance expectations. He shared some of that knowledge with owner/operators last week on a webinar […]

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TCT, MTU, IHI share depot findings with LM6000 users

At annual meetings of the Western Turbine Users Inc (WTUI), the technical sessions begin on Monday afternoon. Over the next two days, users participate in the breakout session focusing on their engine of interest—LM2500, LM5000, LM6000, or LMS100. In sum, about nine hours of presentations and discussions in each track dig into the nitty gritty […]

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WTUI user presentations highly valued

Users will believe their colleagues in the trenches before they’ll believe what a vendor says. Four highly regarded user presentations made during the LM6000 breakout sessions, chaired by Andrew Gundershaug, plant manager, Calpine Solanno Peakers, are summarized in this issue of CCJ ONsite: TRF coking. LM6000PF engine swap. Real-time performance monitoring. Best practices, lessons learned. […]

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