Monday: The conference started in earnest today. Opening session at 8am.
Some items of interest from the opening remarks:
There are close to 900 attendees at this year’s conference; including users and vendors. — There are 22 countries represented from around the globe on all continents. — The WTUI conference started with just a few users in California 17 years ago – and, there are still a few people in the room that have been to all 17 gatherings.
Other comments from today’s meetings:
There is a new installation going on in The Hague, where two LM6000’s are being coupled to a single generator in a “twin pack” formation. The first of it’s kind, turning the LM6000 into an equivalent 100 MW power plant.
There are now 5 authorized Maintenance Depots for GE’s aeroderivative gas turbines: ANZ, AVIO, IHI, MTU, TCT.
One of the service bulletins discussed during the sessions dealt with combustor nozzles, and the wear due to NOx water injection seen in many units – especially those which operate more often at part loads
The evening ended with a reception (including dinner, dancing and fireworks) on the USS Midway in downtown San Diego. It was a great way to end a great day!