V Users

V94.3A meeting highlights from Istanbul (2019)

There were eight V94.3A user presentations at last year’s meeting, half based on experience in Europe, half in Asia. The European speakers focused on the following: gas-turbine O&M history covering nearly 10 years, generator major, expansion-joint failure analysis and repair/replacement, and combustion tuning to allow an increase in fuel temperature. Presenters from Dubai Electricity & …

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Who is GTUsers.com?

GTUsers.com, a web portal designed and maintained by Gasre Oy (www.gasre.com) to facilitate communication among owner/operators of gas turbines, transitioned from a “hobby” to a professional service in 2014. Coincidentally, the independent Finnish firm, launched in that year the development of its TMMonitor™ product for gas-turbine maintenance management and parts tracking. This software is represented …

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CCJ ONsite’s global coverage of GT users groups begins here with a focus on the 50-Hz V94.2 (SGT5-2000E), V94.3A (SGT5-4000F), AE94.2, and AE94.3A engines

The first gas-turbine user group known to the editors got its start in the US in the mid-1970s. It provided valuable experience on the operation and maintenance of these relatively new prime movers, which were ordered by electric utilities in large numbers following the Northeast Blackout of 1965. Back then the dominant engines for power …

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ARNOLD insulation helps V engines maintain top performance

ARNOLD Group is well known worldwide for its gas- and steam-turbine insulation solutions; in Europe and Asia also for its powerplant rotating-equipment and valve field-services capabilities. The company’s history in gas-turbine insulation, the focus of this report, goes back nearly a quarter of a century to the installation of the first Arnold 3D single-layer system …

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V Users Best Practices Award: Riverton

Comprehensive training transforms coal-plant personnel into multi-skilled CC operators Powerplant technical training has evolved from learning on the job to VHS tapes to DVDs to eLearning with hands-on laboratory modules. As the power-generation business strategy changed to include the Riverton Power Station’s conversion from coal to combined cycle, steps were put in place to re-tool …

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Sulzer inspects, repairs V engines worldwide

Sulzer’s Rotating Equipment Services unit—formerly Sulzer Turbo Services—offers a wide range of inspection, shop, repair, and manufacturing services for gas and steam turbines, generators, pumps, compressors, and other power and process equipment. The company actively supports the V94/84.2 and V94/84.3A fleets through its participation in user meetings here and internationally. It has major shop facilities …

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