Category Archives: 7F Users Group

7F Digital Conference: Week 3 starts tomorrow, focuses on rotors, lubricants, repair of HGP parts

Week Three of the 7F Users Group’s innovative 2020 Digital Conference begins tomorrow at 1 p.m. Eastern with Tim Null, O&M team manager at Eastman Chemical Co’s 7FA.03-powered 2 × 1 combined-cycle cogen facility, presenting a case history on the Texas plant’s experience in finding and eliminating the source of water contaminating its lube-oil system. […]

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7F Digital Conference: Week 2 user, vendor presentations recapped here

Editor’s note: What follows are summaries of user and vendor presentations made last Tuesday and Wednesday. They illustrate the value of participation in both the 7F Users Group’s 2020 Digital Conference and the organization’s upcoming 30th Anniversary Meeting at the Marriott St. Louis Grand, May 24-28, 2021. To dig deeper, PowerPoints or video recordings of […]

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Easily connect with and view presentations from key suppliers @ 7FUG 2020

One of the unique aspects of the 7F Users Group’s 2020 Digital Conference is the opportunity to interact online with the OEM and nearly 50 third-party solutions providers. Ten companies in the latter group were selected by the steering committee to conduct live technical presentations of one or two hours during Weeks Two, Three, and Four […]

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Commentary: The value of remote technical support during generator inspections, maintenance

Clyde V Maughan, president, Maughan Generator Consultants Cost-containment initiatives over the past several years have encouraged the move to more offsite technical support of outages in powerplants. More recently, Covid-19 travel restrictions have made onsite technical support difficult. Thus, offsite support via video-chat technology has become more common. This has encouraged discussions questioning the adequacy […]

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Working safely in a powerplant with a medical implant

By some counts, says James E Timperley of J E Timperley Consulting LLC, over 300,000 electronic medical devices—such a pacemakers, defibrillators, cochlear, and neurostimulators—are implanted in Americans annually. Millions of these appliances are in service, covering all age groups in today’s population. This means that perhaps 1% of all people entering a powerplant may have […]

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7F Digital Conference: Week 1 user sessions recapped here

Week One review. What follows are summaries of user presentations from last Tuesday and Wednesday. They illustrate the value of participation in the 7F Users Group’s virtual conference and next year’s F2F in St. Louis. To dig deeper, speaker PowerPoints will soon be available on the Power Users website to registered owner/operators. Registration is easy […]

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7F Digital Conference: Week 2 starts tomorrow with focus on generators

Week Two of the 7F Users Group’s innovative 2020 Digital Conference begins tomorrow at 1 p.m. Eastern with Danny Parish, plant manager of Green Country Energy, explaining how NAES Corp’s talented staff performed an exciter removal and replacement during peak demand with limited financial impact. CCJ previewed the presentation last week and the editors give […]

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