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Feedwater Heaters

Turbine Cycle Performance Analysis

William C. Kettenacker, Scientech, a business of Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company, "Evaluating an HP/IP Turbine Replacement," EPRI Heat Rate Conference 2009.

Jay Favinger, Nebraska Public Power District, "Using PEPSE to Evaluate a High Pressure Turbine Retrofit Options” (54 KB) 2007 Symposium:  Managing and Improving Plant Performance, Clearwater Beach, FL, August 22-24, 2007.

Ray Foster, Pacific Gas & Electric, "Modeling & Testing Low Pressure Turbine Replacements at DCPP," (37 KB) User's Group Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, August 10-12, 2006

William A. Eberly, Tennessee Valley Authority, "Recent PEPSE And PMAX Experiences At TVA Nuclear Units," (509 KB) User's Group Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 10-12, 2004

William C. Kettenacker, SCIENTECH, Inc., " Power Uprate Studies for Nuclear Power Plants Using PEPSE - Lessons Learned Update 2," (232 KB) User's Group Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 10-12, 2004

Gene L. Minner, PhD, SCIENTECH, Inc., " Advanced Tuning Methods in PEPSE , Demonstrated by Application to a Design Mode Nuclear Reheater," (260 KB) User's Group Meeting, Chicago , IL , August 10-12, 2004.

Gene L. Minner, PhD, SCIENTECH, Inc., " Design Mode Analysis of Reheaters in Nuclear Steam Secondary Cycles," (107 KB) User's Group Meeting, Clearwater Beach, FL, June 23-25, 2003

William C. Kettenacker, SCIENTECH, Inc., "Power Uprate Studies for Nuclear Power Plants Using PEPSE - Lessons Learned Update 1," (221 KB) User's Group Meeting,Clearwater Beach, FL, June 23-25, 2003

William C. Kettenacker, SCIENTECH, Inc., " Power Uprate Studies for Nuclear Power Plants Using PEPSE - Lessons Learned," (265 KB) User's Group Meeting, Idaho Falls, ID, June 25-27, 2002.

Randolph M. Inman, Allegheny Energy Supply, "Categorizing Units Based on Controllable Loss Parameters using PEPSE®," (277 KB) User's Group Meeting, Idaho Falls, ID, June 25-27, 2002.

William C. Kettenacker, SCIENTECH, Inc., " Development of a PEPSE® Turbine Cycle Model With District Heating," (41 KB) User's Group Meeting, Clearwater Beach , FL , June 7-9, 1999.

Duane H. Morris, Tennessee Valley Authority and William C. Kettenacker, Scientech, Inc., "An Energy Balance Model for Watts Bar Nuclear Plant," (917 KB) User's Group Meeting, Idaho Falls, ID, June 22-25, 1998.

Ianovici Ilan and Mankovsky Vladimir, Isreal Electric Corporation, Ltd, "Extended Use of Special Option 6," (671 KB) User's Group Meeting, Idaho Falls, ID, June 22-25, 1998.

William P. Reinhart, American Electric Power, " AEP's Conversion of Mainframe Models to PC," (259 KB) User's Group Meeting, Columbus, OH, June 23-27, 1997.

Andrew Maxson, Praxis Engineers, Inc, "Least-Cost Power Generation Using PECOS:  A Status Report for the Project at Genoa," (1 MB) User's Group Meeting, Columbus, OH, June 23-27, 1997.

Joe Wooten, Texas Utilities Company, " Comparison of Turbine Vendor Correction Curves with PEPSE® Generated Correction Curves," (725 KB) User's Group Meeting, Columbus, OH, June 23-27, 1997.

Jerry K. Barrett and Gene L. Minner, Scientech, Inc., "On Superposition of Steam Turbine Cycle Performance Correction Curves," (2.2 MB) User's Group Meeting, Columbus, OH, June 23-27, 1997.

Deborah H. Cioffi, Encotech Engineering, " Using Steam Path Audits in a Performance Guarantee Program," (810 KB) User's Group Meeting, Columbus, OH, June 23-27, 1997.

William C. Kettenacker, Performance Engineering, Inc. and Robin R. Frederickson, Northern States Power, "Calculating Best Achievable Heat Rate Using Energy Balance Calculations," (535 KB) User's Group Meeting, Charleston, SC, June 11-14, 1996.

John L. Tsou, Electric Power Research Institute, "EPRI's HEATXPRT™ Heat Rate Improvement Advisor," (9 KB) User's Group Meeting, Charleston, SC, June 11-14, 1996.

Shawn C. Whitecar, Encotech, Inc. "Using Existing Steam Turbines in Off-Design Applications," (.4 MB) User's Group Meeting, Kansas City, MO, June 20-23, 1995

Glenn Beckerdite, Kansas City Power & Light Company; M.L. Berasi and D.A. Rosario, Structural Integrity Associates; L. Evans, KPL a Western Resources Company; and D. R. Broske, Electric Research Institute, "On-Line Aging Monitoring of Boiler and Turbine Components Using Creep-FatiguePro," (1.2 MB) User's Group Meeting, Kansas City, MO, June 20-23, 1995

Shawn C. Whitecar, Encotech, Inc, "Predicting Turbine Efficiency Changes Using the Steam Turbine Redesign Evaluation (STRE©) Program," (501 KB) User's Group Meeting, Lexington, KY, June 21-24, 1994

Chester S. Sullivan, Iowa Electric Light & Power Company, "Using the Second Law of Thermodynamics to Analyze Power Plant Performance," (1.12 MB) User's Group Meeting, Clearwater Beach , Florida , June 23-26, 1992.

Michael G. Hunt, Entergy Operations, Inc., "Long Term Experience with PEPSE Special Option 6 for Nuclear BOP Performance Monitoring," (578 KB) User's Group Meeting, Clearwater Beach , Florida , June 23-26, 1992.

Laura M. Douglass, Pacific Gas & Electric, "Practical Experience With Second Law Power Plant Monitoring," (1.71 MB) User's Group Meeting, Clearwater Beach , Florida , June 23-26, 1992.

I. Ianovici, Israel Electric Corporation, "Modeling Turbine By-Pass Operation," (1.32 MB) User's Group Meeting, St. Louis , MO , May 1-4, 1990.

William C. Kettenacker, Central & South West Services, Inc. , "Use of An Energy Balance Computer Program in the Plant Life Cycle," (980 KB) User's Group Meeting, Park City , Utah , June 7-9, 1989.

Michael Hunt, Louisiana Power and Light Company, "Interpreting a Thermal Kit," (4.08 MB) User's Group Meeting, Park City , Utah , June 7-9, 1989.

Michael Hunt, Louisiana Power and Light Company, "Deviation Analyses Using PEPSE," (338 KB) User's Group Meeting, Park City , Utah , June 7-9, 1989.

Catherine A. McMurtrie, Philadelphia Electric Company, "PEPSE Modeling Through Complete Load Range of a Unit," (762 KB) User's Group Meeting, Charleston , SC , June 17-19, 1987.

Gregory A. Staggers, Potomac Electric Power Company and Ronald E. Brandon, Power Technologies, Inc., "A Turbine Cycle Analysis Procedure Used at Potomac Electric Power Company," (4.28 MB) User's Group Meeting, Charleston , SC , June 17-19, 1987.

Michael Hunt, Louisiana Power & Light Company. "Performance Improvement Programs at Louisiana Power & Light," (1.19 MB) User's Group Meeting, Clearwater , Florida , May 21-23, 1986.

Stuart B. Sabol, Virginia Electric & Power Company, "Performance Evaluation of a Nuclear Station With PEPSE," (1.37 MB) User's Group Meeting, New Orleans , LA , November 1-2, 1984.

Stuart B. Sabol, Virginia Electric & Power Company, "Possum Point Unit 4 PEPSE Model and Applications," (1.72 MB) User's Group Meeting, Richmond , VA , November 2-3, 1983.

W. Michael Earle, Ohio Edison Company, "A Three-Model System for Identifying and Quantifying Turbine Cycle Losses," (922 KB) User's Group Meeting, Richmond , VA , November 2-3, 1983

News and Events

Product
Release Information

FAMOS Version 21

Released May 15, 2017

New
PEPSE Version 82

Release Date
December 1, 2017.

New Product

Cycle Isolation Monitoring

Training

PEPSE

February 13-16, 2018

September 11-14, 2018

PMAX

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News

Presentations at Scientech's 2017 Symposium are available. Click here.

Scientech papers presented in 2013 at EPRI are available.