Category Archives: CCUG

UPDATE: PowerUsers Combined Conference going digital (CCUG, STUG, GUG, PPCUG)

Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on the CCGT industry’s user conferences and there is no end in sight. PowerUsers, the umbrella organization presiding over six of the industry’s most robust and influential user groups, decided early last week to forego a face-to-face meeting of their Combined Conference this year. The conference is home to the Combined […]

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7F Digital Conference: Week 4 starts tomorrow, focuses on plant and lube-oil maintenance, engine exhaust systems, rotors, controls

Week Four of the 7F Users Group’s innovative 2020 Digital Conference begins tomorrow at 1 p.m. Eastern with SRP’s Gilbert Shupe presenting on an exhaust-frame strut failure. The Exhaust Session, chaired by Southern Company’s Justin McDonald, has an open discussion period scheduled after Shupe’s presentation. Two special technical presentations selected by the 7F Steering Committee […]

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Discussion format of rotor session creates a vibrant exchange of experiences

The 7F Steering Committee invigorated last Wednesday’s (Day 7, July 1) program by leading off with a discussion session on rotors rather than a user presentation on the subject, as had been the norm for the other days of the event. The format was simple: A committee member and special user guest greased the skids, […]

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“Little things” can mean a lot, as this case history of a heat-exchanger leak attests

The presentation at the 7F Users Group’s 2020 Digital Conference through Week 3 (two weeks to go) that has generated the most questions and discussion among attendees concerned a leak in a plate-and-frame lube-oil cooler. Go figure!  How could a mundane leak generate this much interest at a high-tech meeting? Read on: There are some […]

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Dig into the details of products/services available from PSM, Shell/ACT, Doosan

There were two special live technical presentations during Week 3 of the 7F Users Group’s 2020 Digital Conference—one by PSM, the other by Shell/Advanced Chemical Technologies—and one extended live technical presentation from Doosan Turbomachinery Services. The video recordings, available on-demand to owner/operators, bring you up-to-date on the products and services offered by these companies to […]

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

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 of the five-week […]

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