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Power Users welcomes 7EA Users Group to world’s largest network of owner/operators

    The Legacy Turbine Users Group, formed by Power Users earlier this year to facilitate the transfer of knowledge among members of the 7EA and Frame 5 and 6B users groups, greatly benefits owner/operators of these engines. The 7EA’s first meeting under the LTUG banner, conducted Aug 29 – Sept 1, 2022, was an …

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Turbine inlet cooling: First step on the pathway to net zero emissions

Gas turbine systems produce over one-third of US electric energy requirements. They provide reliable baseload power, in addition to that required to support the intermittent production of electricity from renewable sources. According to a recent Washington Post article, “Turns Out Wind and Solar have a Secret Friend: Natural Gas,” every 0.88% of capacity from renewables …

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Repair options multiply as main-steam-valve issues increase

It only takes 2-3% steam overflow to trigger a steam turbine/generator (ST/G) overspeed event, cautioned Dean Casey, project manager for machining services at MD&A, to stress the importance of main-steam-valve inspections and timely repairs. During his presentation in MD&A’s fall series of webinars, “Steam Turbine Valve Outage Common Issues,” Casey went on to say that …

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Gain industry recognition for your plant’s efforts in improving gas-turbine performance

The Turbine Inlet Cooling Assn (TICA) announces that its annual awards to owner/operators of GE aeroderivative gas turbines who have demonstrated the successful implementation and use of at least one turbine inlet cooling (TIC) technology will be conferred during the 2023 Western Turbine Users Inc (WTUI) Conference (March 12-15 in San Diego). One award will …

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Welcome to outage season! Post-outage checklist for turbine owner/operators critical for success

With outage season in full swing, Greg McAuley, CTO of TRS Services and lead consultant at sister company GMW Consulting, shares his decades of industry experience below in the post-outage checklist he developed for owner/operators of gas and steam turbine/generators. Post-outage reviews and records are particularly important, McAuley says, because you already paid for the …

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Who ya gonna call the day after a ‘bump in the night’?

What do you do when your gas turbine experiences a forced outage (FO), or as Sulzer’s Jim Neurohr and Michael Andrepont put it, a “bump in the night”? Hopefully, your plant already has a plan in place for such emergencies, and they hope you’ll call Sulzer and let them put their full-service shop in LaPorte, …

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User presentations: Benefit from your colleagues’ experiences

Presentations by owner/operators are highly regarded at user-group meetings. The first-hand experience detailing how a particular job was conducted, what worked/what didn’t, lessons learned, etc, can be invaluable to someone considering a similar project. Plus, there’s the opportunity to ask questions and get straight-forward answers. You should be aware of the six user presentations from …

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