2013 CTOTF Spring Turbine Forum: Issue #2

Fast starts, performance improvements, workforce development earn greatest recognition in Best Practices Awards

Recipients of the 2013 Best Practices Awards were honored during a special session and luncheon Monday at CTOTF's™ 38th Annual Spring Conference and Trade Show. The meeting at the Marriott Resort and Spa at Grand Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC, runs through Thursday.

   The Best Practices Awards program, launched in late 2004 by the CCJ, has as its primary objective recognition of the valuable contributions made by plant staffs-and headquarters engineering and asset-management personnel as well-to improve the safety and performance of generating facilities powered by gas turbines. There are two levels of awards to recognize the achievements at individual plants: Best Practices and The Best of the Best (BOB). more   

Newington: Continuous-blowdown block valve reduces startup time, plus. . . 

Encogen: Transitioning a legacy base-load plant to cycling duty

Effingham: Reducing LP drum pressure increases cold-weather output

NV Energy: Workforce design using Hoshin planning

Klamath: Replacing a closed-code FT8 control system

Newington: Breaker retrofit protects transformer

Effingham: Equipment supports core-skills training, proficiency  

Johnson County: Optimizing chiller operation

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