The ASME Power 2010 Conference is coming up next week (July 13-15, 2010).
I’ll be going early to take the steam turbine performance class on Monday (7/12/10), presented by Gary Golden (EPRI), James Wieters (SCANA) Dr. Simon Hogg (Durham University) and Robert Scott (Alstom). It got rave reviews last year, so I’m really looking forward to attending.
I’ll also be presenting a paper this year:
An Experience with PTC 70 – Ramp Rates
The presentation is in Session 13-4 (Performance Test and Performance Monitoring Techniques) on Wednesday afternoon, July 14, 2010. I hope to see you there.
If you’d like a copy of the final paper and/or the presentation slides, drop me a note (email@example.com). I’ll get them posted here after the conference, as well.
If you have any experiences with determining ramp rates for your facilities that you’d like to share – I’d love to hear from you.
How do you determine your ramp rates?
Do you run a dedicated test to collect data, or do you use ‘normal’ operating data as the basis?