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GE 9FA Gas Turbine Plant For Sale

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[New Case Study] Reducing fuel costs £400,000 a year powers up Saltend’s competitiveness

                                                 Mitsubishi Hitachi                                              Power Systems Shenhau Guohua’s Beijing gas-fired plant, […]

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Low-plasticity burnishing steps into limelight for turbine parts repair

Many combined cycle (CC) turbines working in more and more aggressive operating regimes face the added challenge of shrinking O&M budgets. From an accountant’s view, fewer operating hours for older machines equates to less need for O&M funds, however wrong-headed that may be from the deck-plates view. Thus, the hunt for less expensive but reliable, […]

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7F owner/operators share fleet best practices

With the 29th annual conference of the 7F Users Group at the Fairmont Dallas (Tex) Hotel, May 18-22, only a few months away, this might be a good time to register for the world’s largest meeting of frame gas-turbine owner/operators, assuming you haven’t already done so. About 250 users and 150 exhibitors are expected to […]

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7F Best Practices: St Charles

St. Charles Energy Center, a 745-MW, 2 × 1 combined cycle in Waldorf, Md, is owned by Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) and operated by Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS). Plant manager is Nick Bohl.  Pocket guides invaluable to new employees Challenge. Powerplants can be intimidating to new employees, and bringing a new hire’s knowledge up […]

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7F Best Practices: Armstrong

Armstrong Energy, a 625-MW, dual-fuel, simple-cycle peaking facility in Shelocta, Pa, is equipped with four 7FA.03 gas turbines. It is owned by LS Power and operated by IHI Power Services Corp. Brent Yatman is the plant manager. Unit axial vibration monitoring Challenge. Plant personnel desired a method for monitoring axial vibration levels during all phases […]

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