Metallurgical Considerations/Inspections in the Load Cycling Market

Thursday, April 25 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: Trinidad A


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Description

Increases in intermittent renewable energy resources have led to much more load cycling at conventional power plants that weren't really designed for regular and rapid load changes. New operating regimens increase stress on materials and can lead to premature component breakdown. In this session, experts will review failure mechanisms, offer insight on high-energy piping inspection best practices, and help workers manage plant operation properly to minimize problems caused by the cycling of units.

PRESENTATIONS INCLUDED (SPEAKERS LISTED ALPHABETICALLY, NOT IN PRESENTATION ORDER):
  • Lessons Learned from Implementing Covered Piping System Programs at CCGTs: Priorities For Load Following Markets
    Peter Jackson, President, Tetra Engineering Group
  • Cycling Effects Take A While to Be Produced in Failure Analysis
    Chris Ferguson, PE, MEM, CWI, Senior Engineer, KCP&L and Westar, Evergy Companies
  • Case Study: NDT Program on P91 That Operates in Creep Range
    LANGE KIMBALL, Project Manager/Sr. Piping Technologist, Stress Engineering Services Inc.
    Co-Authors
    • KUDA MUTAMA, PHD/ENGINEERING MANAGER, NEWMONT ENERGY SERVICES
    • Joe Frey, Staff Consultant, Stress Engineering Services Inc

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