In round numbers, there are about five-dozen V84.2s operating in the US, three-dozen V84.3As. CCJ ONsite has covered the 60-Hz fleet since the mid-2000s. Siemens has hosted annual face-to-face user meetings over the last decade and invited the editors to participate.
HEADS UP. The 2020 conference planned for September 14 to 17 at the Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites in Niagara Falls, Ont, Canada, was canceled at the end of May. CCJ will be assisting the V users with digital, user-only presentation and discussion sessions to take place sometime in mid-late July. Stay tuned. Siemens will be hosting a variety of NetMeetings in September to bring customers up-to-speed on their offerings and to provide answers to user questions. Next meeting is planned for the week of August 16, 2021 at the same venue. Details are not yet available.
What follows are summary notes from the 2019 Americas V users conference, a plant best practice from the V84.2-powered Riverton combined cycle, and technology updates from Siemens and two third-party service providers. Use the links below to quickly locate content of greatest interest.
Part I of this special report focused on the 50-Hz V fleets. Important to note is that ARNOLD Group, the insulation experts and the featured third-party vendor in Part I also serves power producers in the Americas.