SULZER’S CUSTOMIZED, STATE-OF-THE-ART COMPRESSOR SERVICES

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501F users: Registration opens soon for 2020 meeting, Feb 9-13, Hilton West Palm Beach

If you’re involved in the construction, operation, and/or maintenance of 501F, 701F, and SGT6-5000F gas turbines made by Siemens Energy Inc, Westinghouse Electric Corp, and/or Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), and are employed by a company with a direct ownership and/or operational interest in those gas turbines, participation in the 2020 meeting of the 501F […]

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How adjustable peak firing can improve your plant’s bottom line

Depending on your plant’s power purchase agreement, adding peak-firing capability to simple- and/or combined-cycle gas turbines can provide significant economic benefit—provided the peak-fire capability is used strategically at times of high demand to avoid unnecessary maintenance. Recall that traditional peak firing increases the firing temperature a fixed, incremental amount above the rated baseload value. This […]

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501F user discussions, presentations cover from air inlet to exhaust

The compressor session that launched the user portion of the 2019 501F meeting touched on several topics of interest to the group, including the following: Complications with the re-installation of outlet guide vanes (OGV) surprised many attendees. The OEM installed the airfoils backwards, something most plant personnel didn’t think was possible. A clue that something […]

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Crowded field: All four major OEMs compete for 501F business

Ansaldo/PSM PSM’s four-hour session at the 2019 501F Users Group meeting incorporated presentations on the vendor’s product line, combustion options, airfoils and upgrades, plant optimization, and rotor solutions, as well as other topics. The product portfolio was reviewed first. Highlights included the following: PSM said it can supply all hot-gas-path (HGP) parts for the 501F. […]

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