Frame 6

Boiler efficiency controller improves performance through process automation

Boiler combustion controls are designed to optimize the air flow to the fuel flow rate such that sufficient air (oxygen) is available for complete combustion and the amount of performance-robbing excess air is minimized. Recall that insufficient air results in the formation of excess carbon monoxide, a regulated parameter, as well as a loss in …

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Sharing of best practices a top priority of the Frame 6 Users Group

BASF Geismar – BASF Chemical Co 160-MW, gas-fired, 2 x 1 combined cycle cogeneration facility location in Geismar, La. Plant Manager: Jerry Lebold The sharing of best practices among owner/operators contributes to safer working conditions and to increases in unit availability and reliability fleet-wide. The Frame 6 users have been proactive in this regard, contributing …

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Replace your ageing CO2 fire protection system

Turbine Tip No. 10 by Dave Lucier, owner/GM, PAL Turbine Services, applies to General Electric package power plants (PPP), including the following: Model Series 5001, 6001, and 7001. GE PPPs originally had Cardox CO2 fire protection (Fig 1) with individual bottles of suppressant connected in two systems—initial burst and sustained delivery—to three compartments: accessory base, …

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Are your compressor bleed valves open or closed?

Turbine Tip No. 12 by Dave Lucier, owner/GM, PAL Turbine Services, applies to General Electric package power plant (PPP) models MS5001D, L, and LA.    GE installed compressor bleed valves (a/k/a recirculation valves) on these legacy gas turbines. Axial-flow compressors for the earliest units—those with 15 or 16 stages—had valves to recirculate air from the …

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