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1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: S330A
Format: Paper

Speakers discuss gas turbine performance improvement through inlet air cooling and optimizing operation through filtration and exhaust ...read more...

Session Chair
Sanjeev Jolly, P.E.
Sr. Engineer, Engineering Services
NAES Corp.
United States
Session Co-Chair
Stephen Reid, P.E.
President
TG Advisers Inc.
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker 1
Mousa Assiri
Mechanical Engineer
Saudi Electricity Company
Saudi Arabia
Speaker 2
Mansour Idhris
Control Engineer
Saudi Electricity Co.
Saudi Arabia
Speaker
Jorge Cadena
Vice President Global Sales
Gas Turbine Efficiency, LLC
United States
Co-Author
John Biela
Chief Engineer
Gas Turbine Efficiency, LLC
United States
Speaker
Paul Johnston
Director, Process Engineer
Fluor
United States
Co-Author
Steve Tamura
Principal Process Engineer
Fluor
United States
Co-Author
Van Nguyen
Process Engineer
Fluor
United States
Speaker
Keith Cummer, P.E.
Mechanical Engineer, Technology Assessment
Black & Veatch
United States
Co-Author
Mark Osmundsen
Thermal Performance & Technology Lead
Black & Veatch
United States
Co-Author
Mike Eddington
Senior Consultant
Black & Veatch
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: S330A
Format: Paper

This session will feature presentations by OEM’s, utilities and after market service providers. Topics will include aftermarket upgrades that will facilitate life cycle cost savings and performance improvements for end ...read more...

Session Chair
Tom Ghesquiere
Consultant
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Scott Keller
Technical Lead, Structural Engineer
PSM – Ansaldo Energia Group
United States
Co-Author+
Brian Micklos
Product Manager
PSM - Ansaldo Energia Group
United States
Speaker
Harvey Stinnett
Siemens Energy, Inc.
United States
Speaker
Scott Cloyd
General Manager, Gas Turbine Service Engineering
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Jonathan Frost
Principal Engineer
NextEra Energy
United States
Co-Author
Michael Durham
Senior Engineer
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc
United States
Speaker
Lonnie Houck, III
DIrector – Airfoil Engineering
PSM – Ansaldo Energia Group
United States
Co-Author+
Brian Micklos
Product Manager
PSM - Ansaldo Energia Group
United States
Co-Author
Chris Johnston
Director, R&D Airfoil Engineering
PSM - Ansaldo Energia Group
United States

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: S330A
Format: Paper

Speakers examine new developments in combined cycle technology, included cycle related HRSG and balance-of-plant ...read more...

Session Chair
Bonnie Marini, Ph.D.
Director, Product Line Management
Siemens Energy Inc.
United States
Session Co-Chair
Yogesh Patel
Engineering Fellow
Tampa Electric
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Patrick Albert
Director - Proposal Engineering Support
Siemens Energy Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Raymond Gunnewijk
NEM Energy
Netherlands
Speaker
John Gulen
Senior Principal Engineer
Bechtel Infrastructure & Power, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
David Ugolini
Principal Engineer
Bechtel Infrastructure & Power
United States
Co-Author
Ilya Yarinovsky
Senior Technical Specialist
Bechtel Infrastructure & Power
United States
Speaker
Ed Giermak
Manager
Sargent & Lundy Engineers
United States
Co-Author+
Rajendra Gaikwad, Ph.D.
Vice President, Advanced Fossil/Environmental Technologies
Sargent & Lundy
United States
Co-Author
Steven Warren
Project Manager
Sargent & Lundy
United States
Speaker
Brian Reinhart
Manager - Technology Assessments and Technical Due Diligence
Black & Veatch
United States
Co-Author
Keith Cummer, P.E.
Mechanical Engineer, Technology Assessment
Black & Veatch
United States

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: S330B
Format: Paper

This session will highlight the smaller gas turbine market. Topics will include discussions on start times for peaking duty and grid response, aero versus frame gas turbines, and recent developments and operating experience of this class of gas ...read more...

Session Chair
Chris Lyons
Manager, Power Generation
Solar Turbines Incorporated
United States
Session Co-Chair
Tom Ghesquiere
Consultant
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
James DiCampli
Engineer
GE
United States
Co-Author
Donald Laing
Engineer, Systems Design Integration
GE Power
United States
Speaker
L.Todd Shaw, P.E.
Director, Industrial Gas Turbine Products
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Shunichi Kuba, Ph.D., P.E.
Chief Engineer
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Udo Zirn, P.E.
Director - Energy Solutions
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.
United States
Speaker
Michael Welch
Industry Marketing Manager
Siemens AG
United Kingdom
Co-Author
Thorsten Krol
Marketing Manager
Siemens AG
Germany
Speaker
John Henderson
Chief Engineer, Package
PW Power Systems Inc.
United States
Co-Author
David Maher
Vice President, FT4000 Program
PW Power Systems, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Harsh Shah
General Manager - Aero-derivative Gas Turbine Sales
PW Power Systems, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Stefan Zavatone
Director, FT4000 Program
PW Power Systems, Inc.
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: S330A
Format: Paper

The competitive market environment for power generation is driving many asset owners and plant managers to strongly focus on developing their design and operational characteristics to best meet their needs. This session focuses on plant design, fast starting, fuels and rapid ...read more...

Session Chair
Zigmond Biernacki
Principal
Zig Biernacki Utility Consulting Services LLC
United States
Session Co-Chair
Jay Butters
Assistant Vice President of Power Supply
Kissimmee Utility Authority
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Akber Pasha
Technical Director (Con)
Self
United States
Co-Author
Paul den Ouden
Chief Thermal Engineer
Vogt Power International
United States
Speaker
Brian Reinhart
Manager - Technology Assessments and Technical Due Diligence
Black & Veatch
United States
Co-Author
Mark Osmundsen
Thermal Performance & Technology Lead
Black & Veatch
United States
Co-Author
Mike Eddington
Senior Consultant
Black & Veatch
United States
Speaker
Bonnie Marini, Ph.D.
Director, Product Line Management
Siemens Energy Inc.
United States
Speaker
Milton Venetos
Chief Engineer
Wyatt Enterprises, LLC
United States
Co-Author
Josef Petek
Authorized Officer
VTU Energy GmbH
Austria
Co-Author
Marco Dieleman
Director
M and N Power Solutions Ltd
Thailand
Co-Author
Peter Pechtl
Managing Director
VTU Energy GmbH
Austria
Speaker
Andrew Baxter
Product Manager
GE Power Services
United States
Co-Author
Greg Beggs
GE Power Services
United States
Co-Author
Jeffrey Goldmeer
Director, Gas Turbine Combustion and Fuels Solutions
GE Power
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: S330B
Format: Paper
In this session, speakers will provide updates on the latest gas turbine component advancements, including combustor auto tuning, turbine cooling improvements, combustion cooling and fuel enhancements. ...read more...
Session Chair
Michael Ducker
Director, Market Analysis
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
United States
Session Co-Chair
Jeff Hatfield
Director, Business Development
Zachry Group
United States
Presentation/Paper
Speaker
Sosuke Nakamura
Director
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
United States
Co-Author
Carlos Koeneke, Ph.D.
Vice President, Project Engineering
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.
United States
Speaker
Ashtad Kotwal
Siemens Energy, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Robert Hostetler
Siemens Energy, Inc.
United States
Co-Author
Scott Nordlund
Siemens Energy, Inc.
United States
Speaker
Hany Rizkalla
Director, Combustion Engineering
PSM - Ansaldo Energia Group
United States
Co-Author
Khalid Oumejjoud
Sr. Combustion Engineering Manager
PSM - Ansaldo Energia Group
United States
Speaker
Egidio Pucci
Lead Design Engineer
GE Oil & Gas - Nuovo Pignone Tecnologie srl
Italy
Co-Author
Antonio Andreini
Assistant Professor
Department of Industrial Engineering of UNIFI
Italy
Co-Author
Bruno Facchini
Full professor
Department of Industrial Engineering of UNIFI
Italy
Co-Author
Guido Peano
Combustion Engineering Manager
GE Oil & Gas Nuovo Pignone Tecnologie srl
Italy
Co-Author
Matteo Cerutti
Senior Designer Engineer
GE Oil & Gas Nuovo Pignone Tecnologie srl
Italy