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WTUI 2020: Special Events

Sunday Golf. The Skylinks at Long Beach is the premier course in the area, with a demanding slope rating of 130. Designed by award-winning architect Cal Olson in 2004, it is said to challenge all levels of golfers. The championship links-style course extends 6909 yards and features narrow, rolling Bermuda fairways, over 70 bunkers, and […]

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WTUI celebrates 30 years of service to the industry

A history of the Western Turbine Users Inc, the world’s largest independent organization for gas-turbine owner/operators was published by CCJ and distributed at the organization’s 25th anniversary meeting at the Long Beach Convention Center, March 15-18, 2015. You can access this special publication via the links below. Major contributors to the commemorative publication included Wayne […]

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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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