June 25-28, Frame 6 Users Group, Hyatt Regency Greenville. Co-chairs Jeff Gillis of ExxonMobil Chemical and Sam Moots of Colorado Energy Management promise two and a half days of meaningful presentations and discussion, a tour of GE’s world-class Greenville gas-turbine manufacturing facility, and a vendor fair with more than 50 companies you should know.
July 29-August 2, Ovation Users’ Group, 25th Annual Conference, Pittsburgh. Register for membership (end users of Ovation and WDPF systems only) and follow website for details as they become available.
September 16-20, CTOTF-Combustion Turbine Operations Technical Forum, Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Resort & Spa, San Diego. Chairman Bob Kirn of TVA and the Leadership Team have developed an agenda that features a full day dedicated to GE F-class turbines and another day on Siemens D-, F-, and G-class engines. Running in parallel with these major activities are half-day sessions on Solar engines (plus a shop tour), GE aeros, GE legacy frames, Mitsubishi turbines, Siemens V machines, and the popular Regulatory and Compliance Roundtable chaired by Scott Takinen of APS. The final day’s program includes seven hours of presentations and discussion on generators, HV electrical equipment, and control systems.
September 24-26, ACC Users Group, CAM-PLEX, Gillette, Wyo. Chairman Andy Howell of Xcel Energy is developing a program that is expected to include participation by international experts as well local experts. Note that within about 10 miles of the meeting site there are six powerplants equipped with air-cooled condensers.
October 16-18, CCUG-Combined Cycle Users Group, Lake Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa (Orlando area).
October 23-25, 7EA Users Group, Embassy Suites Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center, Greenville, SC. The meeting’s first day is devoted to presentations by the OEM and a factory tour. The vendor fair is scheduled for the evening of October 24.
Call for papers
March 26-28, 2013, Fossil FAC International Conference, Westin Arlington Gateway (Washington, DC area). This meeting, which features both invited and contributed technical papers as well as robust open discussion, is considered by experts to be the world’s leading forum on flow-accelerated corrosion in fossil-fired plants, heat-recovery steam generators, and air-cooled condensers. Abstracts must be submitted to Co-Chair Dr Barry Dooley (firstname.lastname@example.org) by September 30, 2012 for consideration. Authors will be notified of acceptance by October 31.