Natural gas fired advanced frame gas turbines continue to play a key role during the Energy Production Transition. A large portion of generated power is and will continue to be supplied by natural gas fired advanced frame gas turbines. With higher unit capacity ratings, improved combustion turbine efficiency, lower cost and increased operational flexibility, advanced frame gas turbine design margins are reduced, and will likely result in design-related risks that need to be managed.
This webinar will address the continuing key role natural gas fired combustion turbines have in the power generation arena. It will focus on how to mitigate the risks of reduced design margins these large advanced frame gas turbines bring along with their evolving operational mode changes. Risks may include equipment failures requiring an accurate root cause analysis, which may refute typical root cause analysis that focuses more on symptoms and one-off events, e.g., material defects, manufacturing variations, corrosion, transportation problems, operator errors or maintenance problems.
This webinar will be presented by Dr. Steven Koff, Founder and President of TurboVision Consulting Group. Dr. Koff has 39 years of experience leading visionary strategic product planning, innovative technology development, rapid new product development, novel product cost reduction, new manufacturing process development, unique root cause analysis and rapid field issue resolution in areas of energy, renewable energy, aerospace, oil and gas, iron and steel, chemicals and transportation.
Dr. Koff has served as the President and Founder of TurboVision Consulting Group, Inc. for 29 years, and has developed a worldwide customer base, including a continuing long-term alliance with Mitsubishi for 28 years. Dr. Koff received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Michigan in 1981, S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983 and 1987, respectively, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1993. He was elected a Fellow of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2003, and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2005.