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Best practices shared by aero users benefit frame owner/operators as well

The Western Turbine Users and CCJ are working together to expand the sharing of best practices and lessons learned among owner/operators of GE aero engines. WTUI VP Ed Jackson, plant manager of Missouri River Energy Services’ Exira Generating Station in Brayton, Iowa, says the organization’s mission is to help members better operate and maintain their […]

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2019 Aeroderivative GT Best Practices: Outage Management

Edgewood Energy uses multiple service providers to reduce the cost of engine repairs The standard approach for handling major gas-turbine repairs is to solicit bids from multiple vendors and select the one offering best value. NAES Corp Area Manager Kenneth Ford and O&M Manager John Lawton wanted to improve upon this process for an upcoming […]

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2019 Aeroderivative GT Best Practices: Performance Improvements

EVM I’s washable pre-filter reduces cost of gas-turbine operation Dust clouds overwhelmed the inlet filters during the dry season at this LM6000PF-powered 3 × 0 peaking site in an agricultural area near Mexico City. Compounding the challenge at Energia del Valle de Mexico (EVM I) was dust from the construction of a new combined-cycle plant […]

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2019 Aeroderivative GT Best Practices: Safety

How Kearny personnel leak-check an operating engine without entering the package Personnel at PSEG Fossil’s Kearny Generating Station, a 10-unit peaking facility in central New Jersey managed by Peter Van Den Houten, strive to continually improve work practices to ensure the safety of plant and contractor personnel. One recent example: An innovative application for GoPro […]

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2019 Aeroderivative GT Best Practices: O&M

Low-cost thermal imaging camera assists Orange Cogen’s operators during rounds Orange Cogeneration, a 2 × 1 LM6000-powered combined cycle owned by Northern Star Generation and operated by Consolidated Asset Management Services LLC (CAMS), exports power to the local utility and sells steam from its condensing/extraction steam turbine to an orange-juice plant and an ethanol plant […]

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