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7EA Best Practices: Three plants recognized with 2019 awards

7EA users captured one Best of the Best and two Best Practices Awards in the 2019 judging. None of the best practices is frame-specific so they may be of value to owner/operators of other frames as well—especially facilities focusing on performance improvement and safety. Thumbnails of the three plants receiving awards: Investigative process addresses, helps […]

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2019 7EA Best Practice: Quail Run

Investigative process addresses, helps correct generator thermal sensitivity Quail Run Energy Center Owned by Quail Run Energy Partners LP Operated by NAES Corp 550-MW, gas-fired, two 2 × 1 combined-cycle power blocks located in Odessa, Tex Plant manager: Steve Reinhart Over the years, one of the plant’s four gas turbine/generators developed excessive vibration on the […]

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2019 7EA Best Practice: Ferndale

Turbine-compartment roof handrails promote safety Ferndale Generating Station Owned by Puget Sound Energy Operated by NAES Corp 270-MW, gas-fired, 2 × 1 combined-cycle cogen plant located in Ferndale, Wash Plant manager: Tim Miller According to the National Safety Council, slips, trips, and falls are among the most common and costly workplace incidents across all industries. […]

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2019 7EA Best Practice: Mulberry Cogen

Lightweight manhole covers boost productivity, enhance safety Mulberry Cogeneration Owned by Northern Star Generation Operated by CAMS 115-MW, dual-fuel, 1 × 1 combined-cycle cogeneration facility located in Bartow, Fla Plant manager: Allen Czerkiewicz Mulberry operators were required to open manholes in the water treatment area with covers that were very large and weighed around 250 […]

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