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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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How to determine if your Oilgear fuel pump is fit for service

Turbine Tip No. 4, contributed by PAL Turbine Services’ Owner/GM Dave Lucier, applies to General Electric Frame 5 models K, L, and LA. The focus here is on fuel pumps that are retained when the control system is upgraded.   The fuel pump of choice on GE gas turbines following the Great Blackout of November […]

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