• 2013 Conference

    5th ACC Users Group Conference

    Red Rock Resort, Summerlin, Nev
    October 14-17, 2013

    Host Utility: NV Energy

    Sponsors: Chemtrac, GEA, National Steel Erection, SPIG, Baldor/ABB, MicroMist Systems,
    Graver Technologies, Howden, Conco, Evapco-BLCT

    Chairman: Dr Andrew Howell, Senior Systems Chemist, Xcel Energy

    Operation and Maintenance
    Session Chair: Dave Rettke, NV Energy and Rene Villefuerte, Comego SA de CV (CCC Saltillo)

    ACC Gearboxes:  Experience on the selection and O&M of fan drive gearboxes
    Hein Goldschagg, ESKOM

    ACC Condition-Based Maintenance
    Dave Rettke, NV Energy

    Maintenance for Improved Gearbox Performance
    Bob Neely and John Campbell, Amarillo Gear Co

    Comanche 3 ACC Modifications
    Ruben Roman and Ron Lungu, Xcel Energy

    ACC Cleaning
    Gary Fisher, Conco Systems Inc
    Air In-Leakage Testing
    Andrew Leavitt, Conco Systems Inc

    Exciting Times for EPRI’s Water Use and Availability Technology Innovation Program
    Jessica Shi, EPRI

    Aluminum Coating of ACC Tubes
    Planning for Development of ACC Guidelines Documents
    Andy Howell, Xcel Energy

    Chemistry and Corrosion
    Session Chair: Barry Dooley, Structural Integrity Associates Inc

    An Update on Chemistry and Corrosion in Air-Cooled Condensers
    Barry Dooley, Structural Integrity Associates Inc

    Understanding How an ACC Unit Releases Iron: A Three-Month Study with Particle Analyzers
    Paul Sehl, GE Water & Process Technologies
    Jack Otis, TransCanada, Halton Hills Generating Station

    Accelerated ACC and Steam System Commissioning at a Large GTL Facility
    Tom Guidry, KBR; Garett Jennison, BES&T
    Design and Performance
    Session Chair: Hoc Phung, PG&E

    Performance Characteristics of a Novel Modular Air-Cooled Condenser
    Ronan Grimes, University of Limerick

    ACC Expansion: Considering the Options to Add Fan Modules to the Matimba ACCs
    Hein Goldschagg, ESKOM

    Wind Shield Solutions from Galebreaker
    Jamie Wilde and Jeremy Scudamore, Galebreaker

    How to Improve the Air Side of the ACC
    Martin Huis in’t Veld, Howden NL

    How to Improve Air-Cooler Vacuum Steam Condenser Performance in the Field
    Marc Ellmer, ELFLOW BV

    Hybrid (dry/wet) Dephlegmator for Use in Air-Cooled Steam Condenser Systems
    Hanno Reuter, Stellenbosch University

    Comparison of Dry Cooling Alternatives
    Alex Zekovich and Attila Gregasz, GEA

    Solving Axial-Fan Wind-Related Problems
    Martin J Cuerdon, Advanced Analytical Solutions LLC

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