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)

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

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

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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