WTUI 2020: Technical program, schedule, and special events

As of February 16, 2020

30th Annual Conference and Exhibition

Registration: Convention Center Promenade Lobby

Exhibition: Convention Center Exhibit Hall

Luncheons: Convention Center Exhibit Hall

LM2500 Breakout Meetings: Promenade 101

            Chair: Garry Grimwade, Riverside Public Utilities

LM5000 Breakout Meetings: Promenade 102A

            Chair: Perry Leslie, Yuba City Cogeneration Plant

LM6000 Breakout Meetings: Promenade 103

            Chair: Dave Fink, Southwest Generation

 LMS100 Breakout Meetings: Promenade 102B/C

            Chair: Steve Worthington, Arizona Public Service Co

Sunday, March 29

AFTERNOON

2:00 to 7:30     Registration

3:30 to 5:00     Welcome to WTUI/Conference Familiarization, Promenade 102A

                        All new registered attendees

EVENING

5:30 to 8:30     Exhibitor-Sponsored Welcome Reception, Convention Center Exhibit Hall

                        All registered attendees, spouses/guests

Monday, March 30

MORNING

7:00 to 4:00     Registration

7:00 to 8:00     Breakfast, Convention Center Exhibit Hall

                        All registered attendees

7:00 to 5:30     Exhibit Hall open

                        Must have name badge to enter

8:00 to 9:30     General Session, Promenade 104

                        All registered attendees

9:30 to 10:30   ASP Presentations, Promenade 104

                        All registered attendees

10:30 to 10:45 Break, Convention Center Exhibit Hall

10:45 to 11:45 Worldwide Gas-Turbine Business Update, Promenade 104                           

                         Mark Axford, Axford Turbine Consultants LLC

                         All conference attendees

11:45 to noon  GE Services Presentation, Promenade 104

                         All registered attendees

AFTERNOON

Noon to 2:30   Lunch/Exhibits

                        Must have name badge to enter

2:30 to 5:30     Breakout Meetings: LM2500, LM5000, LM6000, LMS100

                        Users, ASPs, and GE only

EVENING

6:30 to 9:30     Monday Night Reception, Pacific Ballroom (adjacent to

                        Convention Center)

                        All conference attendees and registered spouses/guests.                                               Must have name badge/wristband and be 21 years old for entry.

Tuesday, March 31

MORNING

7:00 to 4:00     Registration

7:00 to 8:00     Breakfast, Convention Center Exhibit Hall

                        All registered attendees

7:00 to 2:30     Exhibit Hall open

                        Must have name badge to enter

8:00 to 9:30     Breakout Meetings: LM2500, LM5000, LM6000, LMS100

                        Users only

9:30 to 10:00   Break, Convention Center Exhibit Hall

10:00 to noon  Breakout Meetings: LM2500, LM5000, LM6000, LMS100

                        Users, ASPs, and GE only                       

AFTERNOON

Noon to 2:30   Lunch/Exhibits

                        Must have name badge to enter

2:30 to 5:30     Special Technical Presentations

                        All registered attendees

2:30 to 3:30      1. Combined Cycle Journal’s Best Practices, Promenade 101

                        2. Ageing HRSG Inspection and Maintenance Priorities (HRST Inc), Promenade 103

                        3. What’s Going on in My Turbine Controls (Woodward Inc), Promenade 102B/C

3:30 to 4:30      1. Best Practices Around Equip/Chemistry (Evoqua),  Promenade 103

                         2. Varnish and Clean Oil Practices (Hy-Pro Filtration), Promenade 102B/C

                         3. Vibration 101 (Baker Hughes Co), Promenade 101

4:30 to 5:30      1. Using Eddy Current to Identify Defects in GT Internals (Olympus), Promenade 101

                        2. CO2 Generator Cleaning (WEG), Promenade 102B/C

                        3. How to Use Your Insurance (Zurich Insurance Group), Promenade 103

Wednesday, April 1

MORNING

7:00 to 8:00     Breakfast, Convention Center Promenade Lobby

                        All registered attendees

8:00 to 10:30   Breakout Meetings: LM2500, LM5000, LM6000, LMS100

                        Users, ASPs, and GE only

10:30 to 10:45 Break, Convention Center Promenade Lobby

10:45 to 11:45 GE New Products Update, Promenade 104

                        All registered attendees

11:45 to noon  Wrap-up/Adjourn, Promenade 104

                        All registered attendees

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 well-guarded bentgrass and poa annua greens.

Format for the tournament will be a four-person (sometimes three or two persons), 18-hole shotgun scramble. You must pre-register for golf at www.wtui.com; fee is $100 per player.

Buses depart the Hyatt Regency Long Beach lobby entrance at 6:00 a.m. and the Renaissance Long Beach at 6:15.

Bowling. The WTUI tournament for the first 50 pre-registered bowlers takes place at Cal Bowl, located about 20 minutes from the Long Beach Convention Center. The facility is equipped with 68 state-of-the-art lanes. Registration is at www.wtui.com; fee is $30, including shoes and refreshments.

Welcome reception. Doors to the Convention Center Exhibit Hall open at 5:30, allowing all registered conference attendees and spouses/guests their first look at products and services offered by the more than 150 sponsoring exhibitors. Refreshment stations are located throughout the exhibit hall. Doors close at 8:30.

Monday

Spouse tour of the legendary cruise ship Queen Mary runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00, and includes lunch. Exhibits throughout the vessel chart the ship’s history from its launch as the most luxurious and technologically advanced ocean liner of its time, to her duty as a troop ship during WWII, and through the golden years of the 1950s.

Participation is limited to the first 55 pre-registered spouses/guests (sign up at www.wtui.com). Fee of $75 includes the tour and luncheon and bus transportation from the Hyatt Regency Long Beach lobby entrance at 9:30.

Women in power, a special session from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 in Promenade 102A, will be chaired by JoAnn Haynes of CleanAir Engineering.

Monday night reception, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30, in the Pacific Ballroom (adjacent to the Convention Center), features entertainment by the Spazmatics, a well-known chain band that plays cover songs from the 1980s. Sure to be a fun evening. Admission is restricted to conference attendees and registered guest/spouses 21 years and older; name badges or wristbands are required.

Tuesday

Recognition awards for service to WTUI and the industry will be presented at the luncheon, between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00.