3rd ACC Users Group Conference

PG&E Conference Center, San Francisco

September 19-20, 2011

Host utility: PG&E

ACC Users Group Chair: Andrew Howell, Senior Systems Chemist, Xcel Energy

Host Chair: Debbie Powell, Director, Fossil and Renewable O&M, PG&E Power Generation


 ACC corrosion/FAC: A perspective

Dr Barry Dooley, Structural Integrity Associates Inc

EPRI research project on corrosion in ACCs

Richard Breckenridge, EPRI

ACC chemistry evaluation with 2 -plants located Ontario, Canada

Bill Stroman, Capital Power

Corrosion product transport monitoring

Dan Sampson, Worley-Parsons

 Selection and Installation of a Full-Flow Condensate Filtration System

Gary Hoffman, Pacificorp and Pat Caton, Pall Corporation

Condensate Polishing: Can it help?

Anand Harohalli and Gil Royal, Graver Technologies

Initial Post-Operational Inspection of Comanche Unit 3 ACC

Andy Howell, Xcel Energy

Kogan Creek power plant's air cooled condenser: Update

Barry Dooley, Structural Integrity and Gary Joy, CS Energy


Wind effects on ACC's

John Maulbetsch, Maulbetsch Consulting

Alternative fan drive solutions for ACCs

Marty Mates and Tom Weinandy, Baldor Electric

Water conservation type cooling systems for nuclear power plants

Zoltán Szabo and Attila Gregasz, GEA EGI Co Ltd

Discussion of wet surface air coolers (WSACs)

Jeffery Preece, Progress Energy


Gateway generating station – overview and ACC operating issues discussion

Ben Stanley, PG&E Gateway Station

ACC vibration limits and control

David Suptic, EvapTech

Presentation and discussion of wind effects on performance and structural integrity of large diameter axial cooling fans in air-cooled condensers

Paul Nelissen, Howden


Yellowstone power plant ACC

Craig Ripley, Rosebud Operating Services

What is the condition of your ACC?

Dave Rettke, NV Energy

Air cooled condenser commissioning 

Lee Coll and Chris Bloch, Boyle Energy Services & Technology

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