Seven Years of Putnam Plant Operation: Part 1–2 FREE

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V. C. Tandon

Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Concordville, PA

D. A. Moss

Florida Power & Light Co., East Palatka, FL

Paper No. 84-GT-14, pp. V004T10A003; 8 pages
  • ASME 1984 International Gas Turbine Conference and Exhibit
  • Volume 4: Heat Transfer; Electric Power
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 4–7, 1984
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7949-8
  • Copyright © 1984 by ASME


Florida Power and Light Company’s Putnam Station, one of the most efficient power plants in the FP&L system, is in a unique and enviable position from an operational viewpoint. Its operation, in the last seven years, has evolved through a triple phase fuel utilization from distillate to residual oil and finally to natural gas. This paper compares the availability/reliability of the Putnam combined cycle station and the starting reliability of the combustion turbines in each of the operating periods. A review of the data shows that high availability/reliability is not fuel selective when appropriate actions are developed and implemented to counteract the detractors. This paper also includes experience with heat rate and power degradation of various power plant components and programs implemented to restore performance.

Copyright © 1984 by ASME
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