2014 CTOTF Spring Turbine Forum: Issue #1

Field update suggest conducting TIL 1907 inspections as soon as practicable

Cracks in the R0 dovetails of rotor forward shafts on 7FAs and 7FBs are said to be possible in about three-quarters of the gas turbines in the combined fleet, according to knowledgeable industry sources. Several cracks in the dovetails of one R0 disc, at the edge of contact between the blades and wheel, were reported in CCJ ONsite last November. more  

Best practices highlight CTOTF's spring meeting, April 6 - 10

Reserve your seat today for CTOTF's™ 39th annual Spring Turbine Users Conference and Trade Show, April 6 - 10, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Colectric Partners' Jack Borsch, chairman of the Combustion Turbine Operations Technical Forum™, and the Leadership Committee of more than three-dozen subject-matter experts, have compiled a content-rich program encompassing 16 half-day technical sessions ("roundtables" in CTOTF speak), plus presentations by Best Practices Awards recipients, a CT-Tech™ workshop, and a robust equipment/services exhibition. more

Attention to detail critical for preventing collector-ring fires

Collector ring fires are not a new phenomenon. They've been occurring for decades, and the reasons for ring fires, and how to avoid them, have been discussed extensively at user-group meetings and in technical papers and articles. Yet they continue to happen, primarily because of inattention to detail. No finger-pointing here to assess blame, the goal is awareness. Plus, plant budgets must provide for quality consumables, inspections, equipment upgrades as necessary, and proper training of personnel. more

Proven O&M best practices will stimulate discussion at the CTOTF® spring meeting

A quick read through these summaries will likely give you a couple of best practices to consider implementing at your plant and an idea of the value associated with participating in CTOTF meetings. Details on each of the entries will be published in the 1Q/2014 issue of CCJ. more

Water management best practices entered in the CCJ's 2014 awards program focus on eliminating waste, redesign of plant systems, better chemistry

Peruse some bona fide ideas employed by owner/operators in the awards program's newest category. more
INDUSTRY NEWS: 7F Users form STUG, latest company updates, more
  • Crackfit facilitates assessments of defects found during outages
  • Calpine has a good year
  • Condensate polisher contributes to healthier steam/water circuit
  • MHPS becomes a new acronym to remember as Mitsubishi and Hitachi complete JV
  • News and notes from the Air-Cooled Condenser Users Group, Foster Wheeler, Phoenix Turbine LLC, NAES Corp, Wood Group GTS, ProEnergy, and Platts. more

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