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CCJ ONsite: CTOTF Spring Turbine Forum

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HEADS UP for 7FA users: S1 tip liberations


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Rod Shidler and Mike Hoogsteden of Advanced Turbine Support LLC, Gainesville, Fla, met with the editors a couple of weeks ago and passed on the photos shown here of an S1 tip liberation at the 6 o'clock position that caused extensive damage to a 7FA flared compressor. This was the second such incident witnessed by the engine inspection experts at ATS. more

CTOTF'Hogan's Alley,' a good reason to attend the CTOTF Spring Meeting 


The annual Best Practices Awards program conducted by the CCJ in conjunction with CTOTF is valuable for the actionable ideas entrants share industry-wide via the Journal and the user group. However, attendance at the CTOTF spring meeting offers deeper insights into the methods and procedures others rely on to assure top performance from their plants on a predictable and repeatable basis than is possible to accomplish in the pages of a magazine. more

Natgas below $5 until 2016


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"Natural gas market fundamentals and forecasting," the first broadcast in the Current Intelligence webinar series sponsored by GDFSuez Energy Resources NA, proved valuable to generation professionals as well as to commercial, industrial, and institutional electricity buyers. The featured speaker, Jennifer Robinson, a senior energy analyst at Bentek Energy LLC, treated the cyber audience of over 400 to a wealth of information on domestic production and explanations of both supply- and demand-side metrics affecting the price of natural gas. more


Workforce solutions: Why the energy industry should invest in high-school education


Dr Robert Mayfield

Chairman: Virginia Dept of Education Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee  

Plant Manager: Tenaska Virginia Generating Station


The demand for new technologies and energy have created two parallel workforce phenomena- the development of new careers in the energy industry and the increased competency skills for technicians. From construction to business management, energy management issues are grow­ing very important in a number of career pathways. more  

CTOTF only two weeks away, register today


The four-day conference includes 17 interactive user sessions totaling 67 hours of presentation and discussion time covering wide-ranging topics of immediate value to asset managers, corporate engineering personnel, and plant managers and supervisors. Highlights of the meeting include: more  

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What impact might California's clean energy goals have on powerplants nationwide?


California is pursuing the nation's most aggressive GHG reduction program independent of the other western states, in addition to a renewable portfolio standard (RPS, 33% by 2020) far more ambitious than any of its neighbors. The state, often pronounced the eighth or ninth largest economy on the planet, has similarly ambitious policies to convert to electric-vehicle infrastructure, encourage distributed power, support a nascent grid-scale energy storage sector, and lead the world towards a Clean Energy Economy. At the same time, Governor Edmund (Jerry) Brown and the state legislature are wrestling with a $9-billion budget deficit. more  

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