501F Users Group: 2020 Conference Review – Combined Cycle Journal

501F Users Group: 2020 Conference Review


The 501F Users Group was the last of the US-based independent gas-turbine organizations serving owner/operators to conduct in-person conferences in 2020.

That meeting began Monday, February 10, with the group’s annual safety roundtable, followed by live presentations from about 30 third-party suppliers of products and services for the 501F. A vendor fair closed out the first day’s program.

Presentations by users; roundtable discussion forums on the rotor, inlet and exhaust sections, compressor, combustor, hot-gas, and auxiliaries; and special closed sessions for the five OEMs serving this user community (Doosan, GE, Mitsubishi Power, PSM, and Siemens Energy) were sprinkled throughout the three remaining days of the conference.

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Summaries of the presentations, beginning below, testify to the value of the information disseminated. The complete PowerPoints can be reviewed by registered 501F owner/operators on the user group’s website at https://forum.501fusers.org/login. Non-members who meet the organization’s requirements can gain membership status by completing the online registration.

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