GE 7EA Users Group: Issue 1

7EA Users Group: Discounted reg fee for the 2016 meeting expires Friday. Register today!
Budgets are tight. . .everywhere. But that's no excuse for not attending the 25 th anniversary meeting of the 7EA Users Group, November 1-3, at the Hershey Lodge Convention Center in scenic Hershey, Pa. The 7EA UG has the most favorable registration fee in the industry. Think of it as least-cost learning. If you're an owner/operator of one or more GE 7B-EA engines and not yet registered for this conference you missed the 50-buck admission ticket, but you can still get in the door for $150. more
Best Practices to consider for your upcoming outage
One of the biggest challenges facing owners and operators of generating assets in deregulated markets is the need to continually improve the performance of their facilities-to increase revenues and decrease expenses. One component of this goal of "continual improvement" is best practices. These are the methods and procedures plants rely on to assure top performance on a predictable and repeatable basis.

Featured plants:
  • Armstrong Energy
  • Athens Generating Plant
  • Brandywine Power Facility
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard Cogeneration Plant
  • Dogwood Energy Facility
  • Doswell Energy Center
  • Effingham County Power
  • Green Country Energy
  • Lawrence Generating Station
  • MEAG Wansley Unit 9
  • Paris Energy Center
  • Pleasant Valley Station
  • T A Smith Energy Facility
  • Tuaspring Power Plant
  • Waterside Power
  • Worthington Generating Station         more
Armstrong Energy's gas-fired peakers become 'cycling' units in the heart of baseload coal country
 A visit to every power station these days elicits a story that doesn't square with a traditional understanding of the electricity industry but makes perfect sense under today's market conditions. The latest is Armstrong Energy, comprising four dual-fuel, simple-cycle GE 7FA.03 gas T/Gs installed in 2002 and five 3-MW engine/generator sets installed last year. All four GTs have fogging units to boost capacity. more 
INDUSTRY BRIEFS: Remembering Sep van der Linden
  • Eight Bells: Sep van der Linden, 83
  • PSM's FlameSheetâ„¢ a commercial success
  • Sulzer's new lathe expands shop capabilities
  • Gray market GT successfully 'emigrates' from US to Canada
  • Turbine Technology Services announces Lodestar Turbine Parts Management
  • OEM updates
  • NAES acquires PurEnergy 
  • more 
Users to benefit from new IAPWS technical guidance documents on powerplant chemistry
The Power Plant Chemistry (PPC) working group of IAPWS (pronounced eye-apps), the International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam, released two technical guidance documents (TGDs) of value to powerplant owner/operators at its annual meeting in Dresden, Germany, Sept 11-16, 2016:
  • "Application of Film-Forming Amines in Fossil, Combined Cycle, and Biomass Plants."
  • "HRSG High-Pressure Evaporator Sampling for Internal Deposit Identification and for Determining the Need to Chemical Clean."
Both are available free-of-charge on the organization's website, where you'll likely identify several more useful TGDs. more  

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