2015 GE7EA Conference Agenda

Instructions: 7EA Conference Reception Desk . . . . . . . . . . Opens daily at 7am at the Convention Center
7EA Conference Reception Desk . . . . . . . . . . (except Monday, which is 2:30pm at the La Fonda)
     Location: Convention Center Lobby

Monday, November 9, 2015
Pre-conference Day
(Users and RSVP Vendors)
La Fonda Hotel's La Terraza Room is the meeting room unless otherwise noted
4pm
Reception Dinner  
     Location: La Fonda Hotel's La Terraza Room  
5pm
     (Users and RSVP Vendors)  
 
6pm  
 
7pm  
 
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Day 1
(Users Only)
O'Keefe Room is the meeting room unless otherwise noted
7am
Breakfast  
     Location: Coronado Room
8am
Welcome and Opening Remarks Pat Myers, American Electric Power (AEP)
GE7EA.Users-Groups.com Internet Portal Gregory Carvalho, Simplified Technology Company
Annual Update of What We Michael Hoogsteden, Advanced Turbine Support
     Are Seeing in the Fleet from Our Borescope Inspections  
9am
S1 crack findings w and w/o clash Olaf Barth, Dominion
User Discussion Steering Committee
Bus Duct Failure Tony Ostlund, Puget Sound Energy
User Discussion Steering Committee
10am
Coffee Break  
 
Contractor Safety Bob Grave, DTE
User Discussion Steering Committee
11am  
 
 
 
12pm
Lunch  
     Location: Courtyard
1pm
A look ahead Tom Freeman & Jim Vono, General Electric Corp. (GE)
     Overview Repair network updates
Repair Technology Developments Julio Lanza & Matt Scheid, GE
 
2pm
Forward compressor operability Pablo Diaz, GE
 
Accessories Robert Hawkins, John Lawler & Kevin Elward, GE
          Load tunnel heating
          Lube oil system maintenance and inspection
#2 bearing
Interpreting Wheelspace Temperatures
3pm
Coffee Break  
 
Controls reliability Jim Van Wormer, GE
          Plant reliability
          Fast start
Increasing hardware starts reliability
Controls starting reliability
4pm
Thinking through the next outage: Proactive or planned Jon Brenegan, Mike Helton & Bob Hooper, GE
          Barstool talk
          Rotor in majors
Exhaust recent findings
Case Slippage
Assorted upgrade items Robbie Hobbs & Mike Cocca, GE
          Splitting peaker from petrochem/industrial
          Turndown enhance
Dry flame detector
Etc.
5pm
GE Open House with Dinner GE
     Location: Duel Brewery
6pm      (transportation provided)
 
7pm      Various Stations with Engineers ready to talk
     Booths with real world scenerios
8pm  
 
9pm  
 
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Day 2
(Users Only)
O'Keefe Room is the meeting room unless otherwise noted
7am
Breakfast Sponsored by Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis
     Location: Coronado Room
8am
Safety moment Roof Sealing for CO2 fire protection Dan George, AEP
User Discussion Steering Committee
GE's Package Power Plant to Today David Lucier, PAL Turbine Services, LLC
     Several questions from this presentation will be on the "7EA Trivia Game" for Thursday.  
9am  
 
User Discussion Steering Committee
 
10am
Coffee Break  
 
DLN1 / Fuel Nozzle Failure Ron Schoenmaker, Shell
User Discussion Steering Committee
11am
Circular Non-Segregated Bus Bruce Hack, Crown Electric
User Discussion Steering Committee
7EA Clashing - Development of Advanced Monitoring and Mitigation Stategies Leonard Angello, EPRI
User Discussion Steering Committee
12pm
Lunch Sponsored by Ethos Energy Group
     Location: Courtyard
1pm
Frame 9E Design Issues Syed Mehdi Ali, K-Electric Limited
User Discussion Steering Committee
Roadmap to Mark IV/V Control System Survival Abel Rochwarger, Gas Turbine Controls
User Discussion Steering Committee
2pm  
 
Achieve back-up LF system reliability with 32,000 hour intervals Schuyler McElrath, JASC
User Discussion Steering Committee
3pm
Coffee Break  
 
EOL Destructive Testing Paul Tucker, FIRST
Training for Operators and Maintainers Paul Tucker, FIRST
4pm
User Discussion Steering Committee
Aft Radial Diffuser Modifications and Repairs David Clarida, Integrity Power Solutions
User Discussion Steering Committee
 
5pm
Vendor Fair and Dinner  
     Location: Sweeney Ballroom  
6pm  
 
7pm  
 
8pm  
$1,500.00 Travel Certificate Drawing Must be present to win
9pm  
 
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Day 3
(Users and RSVP Vendors)
Sweeney Ballroom sections C-E is the meeting room unless otherwise noted
7am
Breakfast  
     Location: Coronado Room
8am
Cracked S1 Vanes: Baseload Operation with and without Evidence of Clashing Josh Wille, Axiall
User Discussion Steering Committee
 
 
9am
GT Evaporative Cooling Pat Zeller, Munters
User Discussion Steering Committee
 
 
10am
Coffee Break
 
Rotor Life Assessment David Martin, NRG Energy Services
User Discussion Steering Committee
11am  
Control System Upgrade Mitch Cochran, Process Control Solutions
User Discussion Steering Committee
 
12pm
Lunch  
     Location: Courtyard
1pm
7EA Secondary IBH valve Jason Leahan, AEP
User Discussion Steering Committee
 
Extending Generator Life Paul Heikkinen, Turbine Generator Maintenance
2pm
User Discussion Steering Committee
 
 
Exhaust Retrofit Dustin Carlson, Universal Acoustic + Emission Technologies
3pm
Coffee Break  
 
Equipment Life Cycle, Turning Systems, Guide Vane Actuators Bob Wasik, Voith Turbo
User Discussion Steering Committee
4pm  
Review 3D Training Program Pat Myers, AEP
Details of the 2016 meeting Gregory Carvalho, STC
$1,500.00 Travel Certificate Drawing at adjournment of conference (Must be present to win)
5pm
The Grand Finale  
     Location: La Fonda Hotel's La Terraza Room  
6pm  
     7EA Trivia Game  
7pm  
 
8pm  
$1,500.00 Travel Certificate Trivia Game Must be present to win
9pm  
 

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