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Experts address why, when, and how to deal with HP evaporator deposits

The most recent HRSG Forum, conducted virtually July 21, 2022, broadly addressed high-pressure (HP) evaporator deposits, and specifically under-deposit corrosion (UDC), a leading cause of HRSG tube failures (HTF). NEXT VIRTUAL HRSG FORUM: OCT 13 The first presentation, by Barry Dooley, Structural Integrity Associates Inc, focused on why UDC occurs, how to detect and analyze …

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Welcome to outage season! Post-outage checklist for turbine owner/operators critical for success

With outage season in full swing, Greg McAuley, CTO of TRS Services and lead consultant at sister company GMW Consulting, shares his decades of industry experience below in the post-outage checklist he developed for owner/operators of gas and steam turbine/generators. Post-outage reviews and records are particularly important, McAuley says, because you already paid for the …

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Who ya gonna call the day after a ‘bump in the night’?

What do you do when your gas turbine experiences a forced outage (FO), or as Sulzer’s Jim Neurohr and Michael Andrepont put it, a “bump in the night”? Hopefully, your plant already has a plan in place for such emergencies, and they hope you’ll call Sulzer and let them put their full-service shop in LaPorte, …

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Even more safety and O&M best practices shared by colleagues at plants powered by 7F gas turbines

In addition to the best practices published on CCJ Onsite earlier this week, here’s a new batch of ideas owner/operators of any gas turbine can employ at their facility. ESSENTIAL POWER NEWINGTON (EPN), managed by Tom Fallon and operated by Cogentrix Energy Power Management, is a merchant facility that runs primarily on natural gas, and …

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Best practices shared by colleagues at plants powered by 7F engines

EMPIRE GENERATING COMPANY, managed by Chet Szymanski and operated by NAES Corp, uses gray-water effluent from a local municipality’s sewage treatment plant as incoming process water for both the steam-generating and cooling-water systems. Water quality, specifically total dissolved solids (measured as conductivity), varies greatly depending on the time of year and the quantity of water …

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Clean turbine fluids promote trouble-free operation

Brent Converse, the plant engineer at Old Dominion Electric Cooperative’s Wildcat Point Generation Facility, has three decades of experience in the operation and maintenance of powerplant equipment—including advanced-class gas and steam turbines. Among the most important lessons Converse has learned over his career: “Stay ahead of the curve” on things having a significant impact on …

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Pitfalls to avoid when buying a powerplant

Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), one of the electric-power industry’s leading integrated services firms offering comprehensive asset management, O&M, financial services, and compliance and consulting solutions, shares its considerable experience with those considering a unit purchase in “8-pitfalls to Avoid When Buying a Power Generation Asset,” available online at no cost. Evidence of CAMS’ accomplishments …

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ABHUG offers solutions to O&M challenges users face with their HRSGs, boilers

The IAPWS Australasian Boiler and HRSG Users Group (ABHUG) returns to in-person meetings this year, hosting its 2022 conference November 15-17, at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Presentations and open discussion sessions will focus on plant operation, maintenance, layup, cycle chemistry, and materials. Participants include users, consultants, and equipment/services providers. Attendees are encouraged to …

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2022 BEST PRACTICES AWARDS: Six plants earn Best of the Best honors in CCJ’s annual Best Practices program

The COMBINED CYCLE Journal and the steering committees of the industry’s leading gas-turbine users groups—including 7F, 501F, 501G, 7EA, 7/9HA, Western Turbine, Frame 6B, 501G, 501D5-D5A, AOG, and V—collaborate to expand the sharing of best practices and lessons learned among owner/operators of large frame and aeroderivative gas turbines. Thirty-five plants listed below participated in the …

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Power Users forms Legacy Turbine Users Group (LTUG) for 7E, 6B, and Frame 5 Owners

In the world of power generation there is a significant number of mature frame gas turbines that are the backbone for industrial settings and power generation. There are several well-established user groups that support owner/operators by sharing lessons learned, technical knowledge, and troubleshooting support. It’s critical that these groups maintain a strong presence in the …

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