Owner/operators of Siemens Energy/Westinghouse Electric Corp 501F and 501G gas turbines co-locate at the Peppermill Resort and Spa in Reno, Nev, for their 2023 conferences, Sunday Feb 19 through noon Thursday Feb 23. The last time these two organizations shared the same in-person venue was in February 2020 at the Hilton West Palm Beach, about a month before the pandemic changed things.
Sunday’s program features social events for all attendees. The agenda for Monday—including a safety roundtable, vendor presentations, and vendor fair—also is for both the 501F and 501G Users Groups. The organizations meet independently on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for technical presentations by users, services providers, and OEMs.
CCJ’s special publication for the 501F/G event, sponsored by Arnold Group, begins with the Monday program—including the Vendorama schedule and Exhibit Hall floorplan, the latter with participants and booth numbers identified. Bear in mind that some of the information may have changed since it was provided to the editors on January 23 to meet the Journal’s printing schedule.
Doosan Turbomachinery Services
Falcon Crest Aviation Supply
Tetr Engineering Group
Trinity Turbine Technology
Sections specific to the F and G programs come next, along with summaries of presentations from previous meetings to bring attendees up to date on topics of importance they may have overlooked during the pandemic years.
- 501F Users Group program for 2023
- 501G Users Group program for 2023
- 501F 2022 conference recap: User sessions
- 501F 2022 conference recap: Vendor presentations
- Excerpts from recent 501G plant reports
- Abstracts of recent 501G user presentations
- Steve Bates, the long-time leader of the 501G Users Group, who died suddenly November 30 while on a family vacation, is remembered by colleagues here.
Monday agenda for all users
The meeting gets underway after breakfast at 8 a.m. with welcomes by the user-group chairs and introductions. Safety roundtable is next, focusing on human performance, led by a well-respected subject-matter expert. The Vendorama program gets underway at 10:20 following a tutorial on the 501F website and the morning break.
Note that all conference activities associated with the 501F and 501G Users Groups, including meals, are in the Tuscany Ballroom, which can be divided, as necessary, in up to a dozen individual rooms (Tuscany 1, 2, 3, etc). The room numbers for specific activities (such as those for the Vendorama presentations) are not identified here because they likely will change prior to the meeting. Current information is available in the conference registration area.
The 35 half-hour Vendorama presentations are arranged in seven sessions, with five presentations conducted in parallel during each session. Here are the topics and companies involved:
Session 1, 10:20, a.m. Contingency planning for steam-turbine outages, Advanced Turbine Support; Lube-oil maintenance, Hy-Pro Filtration; Enhanced SCR and CO system management to meet today’s operational challenges, Environex; Status of 501F manufacturing programs, Doosan Turbomachinery Services; Long-term wear and failure modes of torque converters in starting packages, Powerflow Engineering.
Session 2, 10:55. Bigger HRSGs and the new problems they create, HRST; Extended-lifecycle soft parts for Frame 501 expansion joints, EagleBurgmann; Product and services update, Mitsubishi Power; New ISO 29461-2 and gas-turbine air inlet filters, NRG Faist Corp; 501F four-way-joint solution, Nord-Lock.
Session 3, 11:30. Pulse versus non-pulse filters—when and how to choose, Braden Filtration; Aging generator lifecycle planning and issue update, National Electric Coil; Best practices for automated gas-manifold and generator purging, Environment One Corp; ASME B31.1 (Section VII) as it relates to high-energy and covered piping systems, Industrial Air Flow Dynamics; Advanced steam-turbine and HRSG warming for significant startup improvement, Arnold Group.
Session 4, 1 p.m. 501F upgrades for legacy units (Part 1), Frenzelit; An IoT approach to predictive maintenance, Camfil Power Systems; Product and services update, PSM; Product and services update, ORR Protection Systems; Top five most common issues affecting your SCR system, CECO Environmental/Peerless Mfg Co.
Session 5, 1:35. 501F upgrades for legacy units (Part 2), Frenzelit; Case studies on turbine-exhaust-system gas-path upgrades to improve safety, reliability, and performance, SVI Dynamics/Bremco; Are you abusing your generators? AGT Services; New ISO 29461-2 and gas-turbine air inlet filters, NRG Faist Corp; PAG-based EHC fluid—A sustainable alternative to phosphate ester for EHC application, Shell Oil Products.
Session 6, 2:30. Potential for hydrogen use in GT-CC duct burners under new USA H2 production tax, Tetra Engineering Group; New ISO test standard for gas-turbine inlet filtration, Camfil Power Systems; Gas-turbine expansion joints, Industrial Air Flow Dynamics; Product and services update, PSM.
Session 7, 3:05. Advanced NDT testing methods for decreasing operational risk, Veracity Technology Solutions; Product and services update, Sulzer; Wet compression for 501Fs, Mee Fog; Protection of gas turbines using high-pressure water mist, Marioff NA; Oil maintenance in powerplants—What about transformer oil? C C Jensen Oil Maintenance.
Monday evening exhibitors
Advanced Turbine Support
AGT Services Inc
Allied Power Group
Alta Solutions Inc
American Thermal Solutions
Bruel & Kjaer Vibro
C C Jensen
Camfil Power Systems
Catalytic Combustion Corp
CECO Environmental/Peerless Mfg
Doble Engineering Co
Doosan Turbomachinery Services Inc
Durr Universal Inc
Environment One Corp
Falcon Crest Aviation Supply Inc
Fisher Improvement Technologies
Hilco Filtration Systems
|Industrial Air Flow Dynamics Inc
Koenig Engineering Inc
Liburdi Turbine Services Inc
LPG Industries Inc
Mee Industries Inc
Millennium Power Services
National Electric Coil
Parker Hannifin Corp
Powerflow Engineering Inc
Rochem Technical Services
ROMCO Manufacturing Inc
Shell Oil Products
Sulzer Turbo Services Houston Inc
SVI Industrial (SVI Dynamics/Bremco)
Tetra Engineering Group Inc
Trinity Turbine Technology LP
TRS Services LLC
Vector Systems, Inc
Veracity Technology Solutions
Viking Turbine Services Inc