2016 upcoming user-group meetings

REGISTER NOW: Combined Cycle, Generator, Steam Turbine annual meetings

Power Users brings together at one location, and at the same time, the annual meetings of three premier users groups supporting systems and equipment required in addition to the gas turbine for simple-cycle, cogeneration, and combined-cycle plants. The Steam Turbine, Generator, and Combined Cycle Users Groups meet concurrently at San Antonio’s La Cantera Hill Country Resort, August 22-25.

Previously, the meetings were held independently. The Power Users committee, chaired by Jake English of Duke Energy, has organized the programs so attendees can transition among meetings to access topics of greatest interest without missing part of a presentation or discussion—all for one registration fee. Questions? Contact Sheila at sheila.vashi@sv-events.net

CTOTF™ fall conference only a month away

The Combustion Turbine Operations Technical Forum, chaired by Jack Borsch, City of Lake Worth Utilities, presents its Fall Conference and Trade Show at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, September 11-15. An easy-to-navigate conference program [link to ] quickly illustrates the value of the nation’s oldest user group serving gas-turbine owners and operators. Questions? Contact Ivy at ivysuter@gmail.com

Time flies: ACC Users Group meets in less than two months

The Air-Cooled Condenser (ACC) Users Group, chaired by Dr Andrew Howell of Xcel Energy, holds its eighth annual meeting at the Westin Dallas Park Central, October 3 – 6. Meeting kicks off with a reception on Monday evening and concludes with a tour of the ACC-equipped Midlothian Energy combined-cycle facility on Thursday morning. Preliminary agenda features presentations and discussions on the following topics, plus much more:

Day One: Focus on the basics

Chemistry and corrosion, including a comprehensive review of steam-cycle chemistry and ACC internal corrosion.

Design and performance: air-flow management, options for ACC performance enhancement.

Operation and maintenance: gearbox maintenance, arresting air in-leakage, water washing of finned tubes.

Day Two: Current technology, case histories

Chemistry and corrosion:

      • Filming amine and corrosion reduction, documented cases/results.

      • Filming-amine technology and application.

      • Condensate polishing developments in China.

      • Application of chemistry to indirect cooling.

Design and performance:

      • Spray enhancement case study.

      • CFD analysis and optimization for wind flow.

      • Electric motor trial information.

      • ACC construction issues.

Operation and maintenance:

      • External inspection guideline.

      • Update on windscreen applications.

      • Design and operating issues.

Registration and other details are available on the group’s website. Questions? Contact Sheila at sheila.vashi@sv-events.net.

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