Conference: April 23-26, 2019
Exhibition: April 24-25, 2019

Mirage Events Center, Las Vegas, NV

HRSG User’s Group

Improving steam-plant reliability, durability and profitability will host their annual user group forum in conjunction with the ELECTRIC POWER Conference.  

The HRSG User’s Group is the premier forum for the entire combined-cycle/cogeneration industry. With over two decades of experience, our annual meeting covers the entire range of challenges encountered with today's power plants, specializing in operations & maintenance, retrofits, HRSG inspections, and new construction.

For the best training on combined-cycle O & M, join the HRSG User's Group! Don’t confuse our conference with any other events in our industry. Ours is the biggest, the best, and the original! So, join us and the hundreds of repeat attendees who make this the one HRSG conference worth attending. 

First-time attendees to the HRSG User’s Group Conference receive a complimentary copy of the HRSG Users Handbook.

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All-Access Pass: ELECTRIC POWER & HRSG User's Group Meeting 2/23/19-4/22/19 Begins 4/23/19

Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, April 23

7:00 AM – 6:30 PM Registration Open
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM Thought Leader Jam Sessions
4:45 PM First Timer's Reception and Orientation
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Casino Royale Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, April 24 – Hands-On Training Workshops [In Meeting Room St Thomas A]

7:30 AM – 6:00 PM Registration Open
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM POWER Club Alliance Breakfast
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Welcome & Keynote Session
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Executive Roundtable
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Hands-On Demo: HRSG Welding
William Newell, Euroweld, LTD
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM Break
2:45 PM – 4:15 PM Hands-On Demo: Managing Corrosion Under-Insulation Using Pulsed Eddy Current Inspection
Douglas Hillerman, Intertek and Ryan Moore, Intertek
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Viva Las Vegas! Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall ($5K a Day Giveaway at 5:45 PM)

Thursday, April 25 – General Sessions [In Meeting Room Mirage Events Center C1]

7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration Open
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Women in POWER Breakfast Panel
POWER Club Alliance Breakfast (Generating companies/utilities only)
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Welcome & State of the Combined-Cycle Industry
Mark Axford, Axford Turbine Consultants, LLC
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Minimize Project Delays in Combined-Cycle Plants
Todd Young, HDR, Inc.
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Reliably Operating Baseload-Designed HRSGs in the Cycling Mode
Tham Chelvan, Siemens Energy, Inc.
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch on Exhibit Floor
12:30 PM – 1:20 PM Case Studies of Major Losses at Combined-Cycle Plants
Robert Sansone, Power Gen & Construction Practice, LLC
1:20 PM – 2:10 PM Next-Generation, Fast-Start HRSGs
Marlon Farquharson, Siemens Heat Transfer Technology
2:10 PM – 3:00 PM Continuous Performance Optimization-Add Business Value Through Enhanced Flexibility and Thermal Performance
Tham Chelvan, Siemens Energy, Inc.
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM College Rivalry Showdown! Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall ($5K a Day Giveaway at 3:45 PM)

Friday, April 26 – Two Breakout Sessions Plus Open Discussion 

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM POWER Club Alliance Grab & Go Breakfast (Generating companies/utilities only)
  Breakout Session on HRSG Maintenance [In Meeting Room Montego B]
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Dye Penetrant Testing of HRSG Components
Joe Frey, Joe W. Frey Engineering Associates, LLC
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Detecting Flame Lick with Infrared Technology
Roberto Roubicek, SEI, Inc.
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM LP Economizer and LP Evaporater Replacements at Multiple Plants in Florida
Maxwell Begeman, Florida Power & Light Company
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Code Required Welding Technique Eliminates Need for PWHT
William Newell, Euroweld, LTD
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Managing the Formation and Release of Spinel Deposits from Flexible Operation
John Hasler, Intertek
  Breakout Session on Valves, Pipes & Water Chemistry [In Meeting Room Montego C]
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Operation at Elevated Condensate and Feedwater pH and the Impact on Condensate Polishing Systems
Colleen Scholl, HDR, Inc.
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM NERC-PRC 27 Compliance
Scott Dude, Scott Dude Electrical Testing
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Updates to Piping Codes
Joe Frey, Joe W. Frey Engineering Associates, LLC
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Practical Guide to Feeding Boiler Chemistries
Mark Scholl, NAES Corporation and Kevin Boudreaux, Chemtreat
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Pipe Hangers: Inspecting, Repairing & Replacing
Joe Frey, Joe W. Frey Engineering Associates, LLC
11:30 AM HRSG User's Group Open Discussion
Moderators: Joe Frey, Robert Sansone, and Colleen Scholl

The HRSG User's Group reserves the right to determine the registrant's eligibility. For details, click on the link below, or if you have questions, contact Rob Swanekamp at or call (406) 582-8655.

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