Category Archives: 7EA Users Group

2020 Best of the Best: Crete

Unit trips finally stop at Crete after relocating generator PTs—a 12-yr case history Since 2008, perhaps earlier, Crete Energy Venture, operated by CAMS, had been experiencing generator circuit-breaker trips and grid separation because of PT (potential transformer) fuse failures. Between 2008 and 2009, Unit 1 suffered eight PT fuse-failure events (nine total among the plant’s […]

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2020 Best of the Best: River Road

Non-chemical alternatives control algae in River Road’s cooling tower Five years after COD, Clark Public Utilities’ River Road Generating Plant, operated by GE, was compelled by the Washington Dept of Ecology to eliminate the use of chlorine for biological control in its cooling tower. Instead, the plant was instructed to use bromine. Several years after […]

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Power Users begins ambitious digital conference on November 10 for CCUG, STUG, GUG, PPCUG

Organized by Users for Users. In what rates to be one of the largest assemblies of owner/operators of electric generating facilities in 2020, Power Users will broadcast four jam-packed weeks of technical content, discussion, and perspective from four of its independent, intertwined groups serving the vast majority of powerplant technologies starting November 10: Combined Cycle […]

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7EA Users Group 2020 Digital Conference Kicks Off October 20: Register today!

Like most user-group conferences in 2020, the 7EA Users Group, serving the large 7B-EA fleet of GE gas turbines, will hold their annual meeting at your desktop or mobile device. From October 20-22, CCJ will team up with the 7EAUG and Power Users to bring this conference to life online. Users can register at no […]

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New tools for locating pitting, wall loss, corrosion, cracking in HRSG headers, tubes, welds

TesTex Inc specializes in electromagnetic non-destructive testing and has developed innovative methods and equipment for combined-cycle HRSG healthcare. Founded in 1987, the company, both multi-industry and global, maintains a focus on heat-recovery steam generators in the challenging combined-cycle world. Its primary mission is fast, accurate, and cost-effective NDT services using pioneering state-of-the-art equipment and expertise. […]

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Missed portions of GE’s technical program at the 2020 7F Users Group meeting? Want to revisit some presentations? Connect via CCJ’s summary here

The 2020 Digital Conference hosted by the 7F Users Group was the first web-based annual meeting conducted by a user group serving owner/operators of gas-turbine-powered simple- and combined-cycle generating plants in the US. Most of nearly 700 registered users believed the 13-day event, conducted over five weeks from June 16 through July 16, exceeded expectations. […]

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High-temp materials online conference, October 27-28

European Technology Development Ltd of the UK, a/k/a ETD Consulting, presents an international conference, “High Temperature Plant Materials, Inspection, Monitoring, and Assessment,” October 27-28. ETD is well respected in this technology sector and its scientists and engineers have shared their knowledge with the readers of CCJ several times over the years. Content will be divided […]

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