Continuous Emissions Monitoring User Group Conference & Exhibit 2019

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Southern Company will host the 28th meeting of the Continuous Emissions Monitoring User Group in Birmingham, AL. This is a collaborative forum for the electric utility industry to address CEM-related issues. An exhibit area will be available for equipment and system suppliers. The purpose of the meeting is...

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Superheater Outlet Header: Validation of Fitness for Service Methodologies

This project will conduct a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) for an ex-service header which, based on previous inspection, has been retired due to the extent of damage present. The project will investigate the link between operation, materials properties, NDE and damage, and provide valuable feedback for options to minimize damage on similar components. An RCA...

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Outage Plan and Technical Support Manual for Alstom GT 24/26 Gas Turbines

The Alstom GT26/24 F-class gas turbine (GT) is a unique design incorporating a high 30:1 pressure-ratio compressor, primary and secondary low-emissions annular combustors, and high- and low-pressure turbine sections. The GT24/26 has about 40% more parts than other comparable F-class turbines. Furthermore, advanced single-crystal superalloy materials are extensively used in the hot section. These unique...

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Enel Global Thermal Generation Uses Creep-FatiguePro™ to Monitor Boiler Life

The international utility Enel employed EPRI’s Creep-FatiguePro™ (CFPro) software to monitor accumulation of creep and fatigue damage at several locations in its coal-fired As Pontes Power Station in Galicia, Spain. The software helped the utility to track the level of damage occurring, to understand the direct effects on the plant of operational changes, and to...

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Small Punch Test Enables Southern Company And Transcanada To Determine Remaining Life Of Turbine Rotor Wheels

Southern Company and TransCanada Energy used a noninvasive, small sample test technique, called a small punch test, to determine the fracture toughness of low-pressure steam turbine rotor wheels. This test, which was developed through EPRI research, provided information that could be used as part of a larger crack growth and lifing model to more accurately...

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