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501F Users Group 2022 F2F meeting preview; 2021 virtual conference recap

The 501F Users Group returns to in-person conferencing in 2022 with a year of experience in the virtual meeting world under its belt. The organization’s 22nd annual conference convenes in New Orleans at the Hyatt Regency on Sunday, February 20, and runs through noon on the 24th (Thursday). Sunday is reserved for socializing. There’s a …

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501F Best Practices: Valley (Best of the Best)

New purge procedure allows faster start of gas-line maintenance Challenge. CPV Valley Energy Center’s procedure for depressurization and purge of its fuel-gas system for inspection and maintenance required multiple movements of equipment (nitrogen trailers and hook-ups). Plant’s goal was having a procedure that didn’t require the movement of equipment and one conducive to faster purging. …

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501F Best Practices: Klamath Energy

Permanent monitoring system cuts time, cost of vibration analysis Background. Klamath Energy’s mechanical-draft counterflow cooling tower was built by Balcke-Dürr in 2000 without vibration probes installed on its gearboxes. The CT is of fiberglass-reinforced polyester (FRP) construction with eight cells, each 48 ft wide × 48 ft long. The tower’s fans are driven by 200-hp, …

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MD&A February Webinar Series | Operational Expertise to Troubleshoot Difficult Operating Issues

This 4-part webinar series focuses on performance & efficiency enhancements for the aging turbine-generator fleet. Register today! Operational issues can arise during unit operation which can affect performance or lead to a forced outage. To keep you running and help address these operational challenges, MD&A leverages the diverse experience of our engineers and Subject Matter …

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