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AUSTRALASIAN BOILER AND HRSG USERS GROUP: 2023 Conference Report

By Steven C Stultz, Consulting Editor The Australasian Boiler and HRSG Users Group will conduct its 2024 meeting in Brisbane, December 3 – 5. Details will be available at www.ccj-online.com as they become available. Submit your abstracts to present to Barry Dooley and Bob Anderson for consideration. Steering committee ABHUG is chaired by Barry Dooley, […]

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HIGH-ENERGY PIPING SYSTEMS: Premature failures of formed tees

Editor’s note: Jeff Henry, Applied Thermal Coatings (ATC), and Jayaram Vattappilly, Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB), conducted a webinar Jan 24, 2024 on “Premature failures of formed tees [tee intersections] in high energy piping systems,” a topic introduced at the 2023 HRSG Forum. Webinar highlights Recently, there have been several premature pressure-part failures in both conventional

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Europe’s experts share their HRSG experiences at EHF2024

The 10th annual IAPWS European HRSG Forum (EHF), held May 13-15, 2024 in Prado, Italy, and chaired by Barry Dooley of Structural Integrity and Bob Anderson of Competitive Power Resources, attracted 90 participants from 18 countries—including 40 users. EHF, developed and supported by the International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam (IAPWS), is

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2024 PSM ASSET MANAGERS CONFERENCE: Celebrating 25 Years of Innovation

Origin story sets the trajectory towards user-focused solutions Psychologists tell us that our personalities are largely established early in life. Some even argue that by the time you turn seven, how you behave is pretty much set for life. In other words, your origin story is really, really important. Think about that as you read

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EUROPEAN TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT: MIMA-3 conference targets sustainable power

By Steven C Stultz, Consulting Editor The third conference on Materials, Inspection, Monitoring, and Assessment (MIMA-3), conducted by UK-based European Technology Development Ltd (ETD) last October (2023), in London, focused on sustainable power generation. Discussions and presentations addressed challenges associated with fossil and nuclear power generation, low- or no-carbon fuels, and renewables technologies. Highlights of

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Groome positioned for growth, acquires W-S Companies

Groome Industrial Service Group, a recognized leader in specialty maintenance services across a broad range of industrial markets, is always working toward one goal: Provide top notch turnkey industrial services to every one of its clients, anywhere in the country. Groome took a huge step towards that goal when it recently announced the acquisition of

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Simple solution removes varnish, increases turbine efficiency

Tackle varnish and improve turbine efficiency with Shell EcoSafe Revive Shell EcoSafe Revive is a solvency enhancer fluid that can be incorporated into most turbine oils to reduce the issues associated with varnish formation and fluid instability. Adding the recommended amount of Shell EcoSafe Revive requires no conversion process and reduces reliance on expensive varnish

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SPECIAL REPORT: GE Legacy Turbines (Frame 5, 6B, 7E)

2024 technical program highlights The Legacy Turbine Users Group’s third annual conference and vendor fair is two months away. With the steering committees for the 7EA, Frame 6B, and Frame 5 Users Groups (sidebar) still working on their agendas and lining up speakers, there aren’t many program details to share at this point. Key aspects

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Are your GE B/E-Class hot parts and rotor really near ‘end of life’?

ASK THE LEGACY TURBINE DOCTOR By Luke Williams, PE, Consultant www.geLegacyGasTurbineSupport.com   Editor’s note: Luke Williams and his business partner, Don Melsheimer, have decades of experience supporting owner/operators of GE gas turbines (MS5001, 6B, 7EA, F, and FA frames, plus LM2500 and 6000 aeros) requiring troubleshooting assistance with their control systems (Fuel Regulator through all

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