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FFS 2022 Virtual Conference Recap and 2023 Conference Preview

Advancements and case studies in film-forming-substance chemistry on display for fossil, geothermal, and nuclear generators By Steven C Stultz, Consulting Editor As we prepare for the most comprehensive meeting on film-forming substances to date (see above), a recap of the FFS 2022 follows to bring you and your organizations up-to-speed on the latest science and real-world …

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Experts assess drain-line, bypass-valve cracks using lab analysis, reams of data

The HRSG Forum, led by Co-chairs Bob Anderson of Competitive Power Resources and Barry Dooley of Structural Integrity Associates, continued its tradition of offering excellent user-driven content in its recent virtual meetings. You can dig deeper by accessing the recordings at https://HRSGforum.com. The HRSG Forum in-person meeting, in collaboration with Power Users for the first …

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How Lakeland corrected its HRSG high-backpressure problem

The HRSG Forum, led by Co-chairs Bob Anderson of Competitive Power Resources and Barry Dooley of Structural Integrity Associates, continued its tradition of offering excellent user-driven content in its recent virtual meetings. You can dig deeper by accessing the recordings at https://HRSGforum.com. The HRSG Forum in-person meeting, in collaboration with Power Users for the first …

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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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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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HRSG Forum discussion centers on creep damage, elemental zinc in weld HAZ areas

As usual, a tremendous amount of technical content was offered in two presentations during the HRSG Forum, Jan 28, 2022—No. 7 in a series organized by Chairman Bob Anderson. But the underlying message was more about the state of our industry. A few participants, discussing aging of high-energy piping (HEP), said they were “astonished at …

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Advanced manufacturing center enables Conval to better serve HRSG users 

HP superheater and reheater drain-system designs and operating practices that do not remove all condensate prior to initiation of steam flow during cold, warm, and hot startups are unable to protect tube-to-header connections, header bores, and nozzle-to-header connections from severe thermal fatigue damage. Such damage has resulted in many premature tube failures and can be …

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NDT innovations showcased at HRSG Forum

Innovations, looks forward, and disclosure of new ideas were hallmarks of the second annual HRSG Forum with Bob Anderson, held earlier this year in Houston. TesTex Inc, Pittsburgh, Pa, was there with a collection of ideas including its proprietary remote field electromagnetic technique (RFET) equipment (Fig 1). For internal tube inspection, TesTex has developed and operates this …

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European meeting validates topics under consideration for upcoming HRSG Forum

The fifth annual meeting of the European HRSG Forum (EHF2018), held May 15-18, in Bilbao, Spain, attracted 72 participants from 16 countries. Dr Barry Dooley of Structural Integrity Associates Inc, who chaired the meeting as he had done previously, considered the event “highly successful.” EHF is supported by the International Assn for the Properties of …

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