2011 User Conference
Monday, June 6, 2011 thru Thursday, June 9, 2011
Doubletree Paradise Valley
45401 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250-7090 USA
Phone: (480) 947-5400
The Vendor Fair
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
John F. D. Peterson Award
2011 Recipient of the John F. D. Peterson Award
It is with great pleasure and a deep sense of gratitude that the Steering Committee awards Larry Flashberg the 2011 John F. D. Peterson Award.
More on Larry Flashberg
Larry Flashberg, currently with Saguaro Power Company, located in Henderson, Nevada, the 2011 recipient of the Frame 6 Users Group “John F. D. Peterson Award” recognizing extraordinary contributions to the Frame 6 Users Group and the combustion turbine industry.
Larry grew up in the Phoenix area, yet decided to obtain his higher education in California. He graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara. His first job was back in Arizona testing Frame 5 gas turbines in Yuma… in the summertime. With no inlet cooling, the ambient temperature correction factor was HUGE!
Larry has varied work experiences with diverse power technologies including Coal, Gas, and Oil Fired conventional units, Trash Burning and Nuclear power plants, Geothermal and Hydroelectric facilities, and, of course, Simple Cycle and Combined Cycle Combustion Turbine units. He had responsibility for one of the first conversions of a Mark II to a Mark IV control system on a Frame 7B machine. Prior to that, he had Maintenance Engineering responsibility for a fleet of seventeen Frame 5 gas turbines.
In 1989, he had his first experience with the Frame 6 Users Group in San Diego. Shortly after that, he had his first experience with investigating the wreck of a Frame 6 machine whose first stage bucket became liberated. The Frame 6 Users Group suddenly became very important. With the growth of the Independent Power Industry and the associated growth of the Frame 6 fleet, Larry became the Technical Liaison for a fleet of combustion turbines, which included eighteen Frame 6 machines.
Support for the gas turbine industry includes co-authoring an ASME paper on Gas Turbine Performance Degradation and by serving for many years on the ASME Power Test Code Committee (PTC-22) for Gas Turbine Testing.
Currently, Larry serves as the General Manager at the Saguaro Power Company in Henderson, Nevada (a two unit Frame 6 Combined Cycle facility). But, some of the most memorable years of his career has been attending some sixteen Frame 6 User Group meetings, with half of those assisting the group as a Sponsor or as Co-Chairman.
“Gore HEPA Turbine Filter Update 2′ x 2′ Panel Product”
S. Medvetz, W.L. Gore & Associates.
HEPA Filter Update
“Rotor Life Assessment Program”
G. Snyder, DR-LETTS & R. Curtis, Eta Technology.
Rotor Life Assessment
“Remaining Life Analysis of Gas Turbine Discs”
L. Cooke, Liburdi Turbine
GT Disc Life Analysis
“Turbine Tip Clearance Issues and Optimization
for Increased Power and Efficiency”
L. Cooke, Liburdi Turbine Services, Inc.
Turbine Tip Clearance
“ExxonMobil Baytown Frame 6B Recent Work-list Items”
Greg Polasek, ExxonMobil Chemical.
Baytown Site 6B Mods
“Co-Gen HRSG Redesign & GT Controls Upgrade”
Zahi Youwakim, Huntsman Petro. Chemical.
HRSG & Control Mods
- ACT Independent Turbo Services
- Precision Iceblast Corp
- Young & Franklin Inc.
- Haldor Topsoe, Inc.
- ProEnergy Services
- PSM An Alstom Company
- Meggitt Sensing Systems / Vibro Meter
- PIC Group, Inc.
- AGT Services, Inc.
- ECT, Inc.
- Universal Plant Services
- Camfil Farr Power System
- Cutsforth, Inc.
- National Electric Coil
- Gas Turbine Controls
- CSE Engineering, Inc.
- Sulzer Turbo Services Houston, Inc.
- POWMAT, Ltd
- Phoenix Turbine LLC
- Combustion Parts, Inc.
- Braden Mfg.
- Philadelphia Gear Corp.
- Stork H&E Turbo Blading
- Turbine Resources Unlimited, Inc
- Praxair Surface Technologies
- Donaldson Company, Inc.
- W. L. Gore & Associates
- Bremco, Inc.
- The Hilliard Corporation
- TDC Filter
- ZOKman Products
- Gas Turbine Efficiency
- Solberg Oil Mist Eliminators
- WoodGroup GTS
- Trinity Turbine Technology
- Petrochem Insulation
- Advanced Turbine Support
- Advanced Filtration Concepts
- Willbros Downstream
- Buffalo Pumps
- BFI Automation USA
- ROCHEM Technical Services, USA
- Liburdi Turbine Services, Inc.
- Global Controls, LLC