7F Users Group

7F Users Group to meet May 23-27 in Dallas, REGISTER TODAY!

The world’s largest user organization supporting owner/operators of 7F gas turbines promises the industry’s most robust in-person meeting of its type since the pandemic began two years ago, when the group meets at the Fairmont Dallas Hotel, May 23-27. Recall that the 7F Users Group pioneered a return to in-person conferencing last August, conducting its …

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Turbine valves: How to prevent an actuator failure from tripping your plant

The value of user groups continues to grow in the electric power industry as the number of employees on the deck plates shrinks and personnel with deep experience retire. The plant manager for a 2 × 1 J-class combined cycle under construction told the editors he had received more than 500 resumes in the last …

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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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