2006 User Conference

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Monday, June 12, 2006 thru Thursday, June 15, 2006

Doubletree Paradise Valley

2000 W Westcourt Way,
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone:(602) 225-9000

The Vendor Fair

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

John F. D. Peterson Award

Charlie Zirkelback

Charlie Zirkelback

2006 Recipient of the John F. D. Peterson Award

It is with great pleasure and a deep sense of gratitude that the Steering Committee awards Charlie Zirkelback the 2oo6 John F. D. Peterson Award

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Charlie Zirkelback recipient of the Frame 6 Users Group 2006 “John F. D. Peterson Award” recognizing extraordinary contributions to the Frame 6 Users Group and the combustion turbine industry.

The 2006 John F.D. Peterson Award goes to Mr. C.E. (Charlie) Zirkelback. Charlie is a Corporate Fellow Emeritus with Union Carbide Corporation, he received his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mississippi State University, and his Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston. He is a registered Professional Engineer, a past member of ASME, and is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma.

Charlie joined Union Carbide Corporation in 1966, retiring from UCC in 2003. His expertise is in maintenance and performance of rotating machinery, specifically in: specification, evaluation, installation, preventive/predictive maintenance, protective monitoring, failure analysis, trouble shooting, repair, and remedial design. He has authored several papers and has contributed to discussions in these areas. His work focused on improving: on steam time, reliability, safety, efficiency and production capacity at UCC operations world-wide.

Charlie was a member of the IGTI , Industrial and Cogeneration Committee from about 1980 (it was then known as the Process Industries Committee) to 2003. He has written and presented ASME papers, has served in “round table” discussions, and has reviewed numerous ASME papers over the years. He also coauthored a chapter in “Sawyer’s Gas Turbine Handbook”, on Monitoring and Control. He has been active in GTUA and the Frame 6 User’s Group.

He is presently President of “Z – MechTech, Inc”, a one man organization, dealing with Rotating and Recip Machinery technical problems, on a Consulting basis. He has served as City Councilman, in Port Lavaca for 14 years (8 of those years as Mayor Pro-Tem) and with other civic groups such as Chamber of Commerce and Lions club. Married 40 years to wife Maria (a High School Spanish Teacher), they have two Daughters, Anne Marie Odefey, an Attorney and partner in the Law Firm of Roberts, Roberts, and Odefey; and Dr. Nicole Martin, Aeronautical Engineer with Lockheed Martin.

Frame 6
Journal Third Quarter 2006
CCJ 3Qtr 2006
“Generator System Testing – and Why!”
Generator Testing
“Gas Turbine Lubrication: Filter
Plugging & Valve Sticking”
ExxonMobil Chemical.
GT Lube Oil
“How to Select & Service Gas
Turbine Oil”
ExxonMobil Chemical.
GT Oil Selection
“Gas Turbine Lubrication”
Glen Sharkowicz: ExxonMobilChemical.
GT Lube Overview
“Six steps
to successful repair of GT components”
CCJ 2Qtr 2006
the appropriate vendor to refurbish parts for your turbines”
CCJ 3Qtr 2006
“3rd Party
Repair Evaluation (Part 2)”
Hans van Esch, TEServices.
3rd Party Repair
Major Overhaul Highlights”
Jeff Gillis, ExxonMobil Chemical.
Major Overhaul
“Mark IV to
Mark VI Project Update”
Jeff Gillis, ExxonMobil Chemical.
Project Update
“Gas Turbine
Borescopic NDE”
Rod Shidler, ATS, Inc.
Gas Turbine NDE
“Gas Turbine
Borescopic NDE Reporting Methods”
Rod Shidler, ATS, Inc.
GT NDE Reporting
“GE Frame 6
User Q&A”
Roointon Pavri, GE Energy.
“Optimization of the Compressor
Water Wash System”
H. Sales, GTE.
Water Washing<

Vendors Attending

  • AAR Power Services
  • Advanced Combustion Technology, Inc.
  • Advanced Turbine Support, Inc.
  • Airgas Specialty Products
  • Allied Power Group
  • Altair Filter Technology, Inc.
  • Analysts, Inc.
  • Bentley Pressurized Bearing Co.
  • Braden Manufacturing, LLC
  • Bremco, Inc.
  • Camfil Farr
  • CH2M Hill
  • Chevron Texaco Lubricants
  • Combustion Parts, Inc.
  • Conntect, Inc.
  • Control Center, LLC
  • Cotter Turbine Services
  • Donaldson Company, Inc.
  • E2 Power Systems, Inc.
  • ECT Inc.
  • ETS Power Group
  • Gas Turbine Controls Corp.
  • Gas Turbine Efficiency
  • Global Controls
  • Interstate Battery
  • Jansen’s Aircraft System Controls
  • Leading Edge Turbine Technologies, Ltd.
  • National Electric Coil
  • Pacific Diazo Products
  • Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Petrochem Insulation, Inc.
  • Philadelphia Gear Corporation
  • Phoenix Turbine Services, Inc.
  • Power Systems Mfg., LLC
  • Powmat Ltd.
  • Pratt & Whitney Power Systems
  • ProEnergy Services
  • Rochem Technical Services, Ltd.
  • Roper Pump Company
  • Siemens
  • Solberg Manufacturing, Inc.
  • SSS Clutch, Inc.
  • Stork H&E Turbo Blading, Inc.
  • Sulzer Hickham Inc.
  • TAW
  • TDC Filter / MIDWESCO
  • Turbine Resources Unlimited, Inc.
  • Turbine Generator Maintenace,TGM
  • Turbine Resources, Inc.
  • TurboCare GT Services
  • United Air Filter
  • Wood Group GT Services
  • Young & Franklin
  • Zokman Products, Inc.