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Siemens details options for keeping combined-cycle assets ‘relevant’

Siemens Energy Day during the virtual 2021 Combined Cycle Users Group (CCUG) conference gave users plenty to think about to keep their plants “relevant” as renewables continue to claim a larger share of generating capacity. Presentations covered the more immediate options for upgrading, optimizing, weatherizing, and cyber-securing your plant, but also longer-term options like adding …

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Ask ‘what could go wrong’ to be sure your outage goes right

Imagine putting your turbine back together after an outage only to find that you’ve lost 8 MW because the clearances were grossly out of spec. Or adding three days to the outage because someone didn’t check the capacity of the bearing repair shop. Or losing time because the lifting and laydown plan that worked flawlessly …

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Lesson learned: Heat tracing demands constant attention

With winter just over the horizon, the roundtable on winterization at the 2021 conference of the Combined Cycle Users Group was perfectly timed. There are still a few weeks, depending on your plant’s location, to implement best practices shared by colleagues from Woodbridge Energy Center, Dogwood Energy, and others. By virtue of its location and …

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