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V Users Group 2022: OEM and users discuss product lines, common issues

The first in-person meeting of V Users in three years began with a program characteristic of the Big Easy. The only event on the Monday calendar was a vendor-sponsored welcome reception in the early evening, allowing attendees to avoid weekend travel in the ever-crazy post-Covid world. Tuesday began with a social event—golf followed by a …

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V Users Group 2022: SGT6-4000F Fleet Engineering Update

Thursday’s program was intense, with four 90-min sessions conducted in parallel tracks for 4000F and 2000E owner/operators. Each track featured one session on mods and upgrades (M&U), one on engineering, and two closed sessions for user-only discussions. A 30-min skull session allowing Siemens Energy engineers and users to sort out sticking points identified over the …

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Best of the Best 2022: Genelba identifies, corrects combustion-chamber issue using methodology created by plant personnel

The plant’s challenge was to develop a means for monitoring critical equipment to maintain Genelba’s availability and reliability at the facility’s traditional high levels. The solution required creating and implementing a methodology for gathering information from multiple online and offline sources, developing key performance indicators (KPIs), and analyzing them under different boundary conditions as illustrated …

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Expert Repairs, Replacements and Upgrades For Fluid Film Bearings and Seals

Experience the technical leadership of Bearings Plus. Expert Repairs, Replacements and Upgrades For Fluid Film Bearings and Seals Return equipment to peak performance with expert rebabbitting and refurbishment of your bearings. Improve stability, control vibrations and accommodate rerates with custom upgrades. EXPLORE SERVICES     Custom-Engineered Brush Seals Brush seals are a compliant sealing solution …

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Who ya gonna call the day after a ‘bump in the night’?

What do you do when your gas turbine experiences a forced outage (FO), or as Sulzer’s Jim Neurohr and Michael Andrepont put it, a “bump in the night”? Hopefully, your plant already has a plan in place for such emergencies, and they hope you’ll call Sulzer and let them put their full-service shop in LaPorte, …

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