2015 Western Turbine Users (WTUI), Issue 1

HISTORY: 25 years of Western Turbine

This historical perspective on the world's largest independent user organization dedicated to gas turbines offers great insight into the industry and those who serve it. 


* Before incorporation

* After incorporation

* Legislative drivers of GT technology

                                * The LM engines

                                * A turbine salesman remembers 

Timeline: WTUI's place in history among gas turbines, power industry
This mosaic blends snippets of information on the users who have given freely of their time to create and grow the WTUI into the world-class organization it is today, the laws affecting gas-turbine design and operation, LM engine engineering, noteworthy plants in the fleet, highlights of involvement by the OEM, depots, and exhibitors. We think you'll find a quick read illuminating. more
OEM PROFILE: Aero engine portfolio highlights three options for electric generation

GE engineers recount the technology developments of LM engines from their introduction and bring the industry up-do-date on the latest offerings which include the LM2500+ G4, LM6000PG and PH, and LMS100. more 


The depots play an integral role in the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of LM engines. A unique and defining feature of WTUI is the decade-long collaboration between the independent, GE-authorized depots to share technical knowledge and insight with the user community. more 

USER REMEMBRANCES: Camaraderie, perhaps, best defines Western Turbine

To know WTUI is to know the bedrock of user support and contribution since its advent 25 years ago. Amazingly, many at the forefront of developing this user group are still active today and share their historical knowledge of WTUI's integral role in the aeroderivative gas turbine industry here. more

VENDOR REMEMBRANCES: The manufacturer/service provider view

The success of any strong organization teamwork. Over the past 25 years, manufacturers and suppliers have worked side by side with owners and operators to contribute to the success of land-based aero gas turbines. Here are some of those accounts. more

2015 WTUI Technical Program

Access the full conference agenda to plan attendance at the LM2500, LM5000, LM6000, and LMS100 breakout sessions. This year features six special technical presentations and Mark Axford's indispensable worldwide gas-turbine business update. more

2015 WTUI Exhibition Details

Over 150 vendors set up shop to connect with hundreds of owners and operators of gas turbine plants from the world over for more than two days of exhibit hall interaction. Access the full list of companies and the floor plan. more

MARCH 15-18