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Florida Power & Light Co. contracts for new combustion turbine lifecycle management system

first_imgWith more than 23 years’ industry experience, Intergraph Process, Power & Offshore enables customers to create, capture and manage plant information as a strategic asset by providing integrated life cycle solutions for the engineering, design, construction and operation of process and power plants as well as offshore oil and gas facilities. Flagship brands include the SmartPlant® and PDS™ (Plant Design System) suites and the SmartPlant Foundation lifecycle engineering information management solutions. SmartPlant Foundation ( features a single information repository based on a familiar hierarchical navigation structure, standards for information exchange and ease of integration, global access and a multi-application workflow while providing change management and information reuse. Facebook With CT PARTS, FPL expects to more efficiently plan for CT outages by rapid parts location and replacement, closely monitor time between maintenance and continually improve availability. The system is scheduled for deployment in fourth quarter and will replace a variety of systems and manual work processes. HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Sept. 12, 2002 — Florida Power & Light Co. has signed a contract to purchase SmartPlant® Foundation information management software and implementation services from the Process, Power & Offshore division of Intergraph Corp. Linkedin SmartPlant Foundation will comprise the CT PARTS (Combustion Turbine Part Assessment and Retrieval Tracking System), which will support maintenance planning for FPL’s fleet of combustion turbine power generation units. 9.12.2002 Facebook Supporting a comprehensive lifecycle approach, CT PARTS covers planning, maintenance and decommissioning. CT PARTS will provide a central location for all information required for making more informed and rapid decisions for managing the FPL combustion turbine (CT) fleet. CoalGas Florida Power & Light Co. contracts for new combustion turbine lifecycle management system A division of Intergraph Corporation, Process, Power & Offshore is headquartered in Huntsville, Ala. USA, employs more than 800 people and does business in more than 60 countries. Twitter Source: Intergraph SmartPlant Foundation open, independent data storage and access protects and increases the value of lifecycle information, regardless of the IT infrastructure in place. The backbone of a common architecture that extends across all Intergraph Process, Power & Offshore information management solutions, SmartPlant Foundation was formerly known as Notia. Vietnam: scaling back coal-fired plans toward gas, renewables Marty Domenech, CT PARTS project manager, Florida Power & Light said, “The SmartPlant Foundation-based CT PARTS will provide an accurate picture of the entire combustion turbine fleet. As a result, FPL will optimize planning for new purchases, planned and unplanned maintenance, repairs and spares availability. We chose SmartPlant Foundation as the core of CT PARTS because it offers the versatility, configurability and ease of use FPL requires. The new system ultimately serves the interests of our customers and investors by reducing costs and improving CT work process efficiency.” Florida Power & Light (, an FPL Group company, is among the largest and fastest growing electric utilities in the United States. FPL, the largest investor-owned utility in Florida, provides more than four million homes and businesses with reliable electric power at rates well below the national average. Power is delivered safely and reliably from 86 generating units through more than 500 substations and transmission and distribution lines which serve about half the state of Florida. Linkedin Tom Doran, vice president, Americas business unit, Intergraph Process, Power & Offshore, said, “As the basis of CT PARTS, SmartPlant Foundation comprises a single system to help reduce the cost and effort needed to manage FPL’s CT fleet. The fundamental and flexible configuration management and automatic history tracking capabilities of SmartPlant Foundation offers simplification of daily tasks while producing significant operational benefits for maintenance and operations.” Previous articleResearch being conducted on original Davis-Besse reactor headNext articleSNWA ‘disappointed’ by Sierra Pacific’s rejection of purchase offer chloecox By chloecox – Twitter Venture Global LNG adds Zachry to EPC team for Gulf export terminal construction CT PARTS stores, manages and provides access to information on serialized combustion turbine parts including blades, rotors and combustion assemblies. The system tracks the location of both operating and spare components, provides detailed part, configuration histories and maintains inspection information. The SmartPlant Foundation Web-based interface for CT PARTS features drag-and-drop configuration of combustion turbine assemblies, spreadsheet reporting functions, graphical exploration of past, current and planned units and an extensible, flexible data model. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Intergraph Corporation common stock trades on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol: INGR. TAGSFPL Mississippi Power cutting stakes in coal-fired, gas-fired stations to reduce excess MW, emissions No posts to displaylast_img read more

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California Nurses In Trouble Over Facebook Post

first_imgOCEANSIDE, Calif. – The head of a San Diego County hospital says he plans to fire five nurses for discussing patient information on Facebook.Larry Anderson, chief executive of Tri-City Medical Center, said Monday that no patient names, photos or identifying information were posted.Max Carbuccia of the California Nurses Association says if any information was shared it was to seek advice in handling cases. He says the nurses were put on leave three weeks ago and all deny posting information about specific patients.Health workers are subject to strict patient privacy rules enacted in 2003.___Information from: North County Times, http://www.nctimes.comlast_img read more

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City Inn: How to avoid unexpected delay disputes

first_imgSubscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

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Big hitters to the fore at damp Greenwood

first_imgThe 15th Pattaya AmAm Golf TournamentWednesday, March 9, Greenwood – Stableford1st Simon Payne (0), Gary Constable (2), Dave Clark (14), Mike McNaney (14), 83pts 2nd Brian Libbey (7), Yasuo Suzuki (8), Trevor Schirmer (11), Stephen Lewis (14) 80pts3rd Chris Voller (4), Mikael Andersson (8), Steve Jones (9), Rung Paungsal (11) 78pts4th Russell Exley (6), Phil Groves (8), Don Scott (8), Stephen Beard (17) 77pts5th Al Keith (4), Grant Cadell (12), Rod Howett (18), Roar Berger (20) 76pts Near Pins: (A2) Tom Byrne; (A6) Russell Exley; (C3) Mike McNaney; (C6) Al KeithTechnical Prizes: (A8) Yasuo Suzuki; (C2) Simon Payne; (C7) Dave Clark; (C9) Evan Millar2’s: Mikael Andersson, Steve Jones, Gary Constable, Joe McArdleThe fifteenth Pattaya AmAm, held for the first time over the testing A and C courses at Greenwood, proved to be a very well supported and much appreciated event by those that took part.The 2011 winning AmAm team: Simon Payne, Gary Constable, Dave Clark and Mike McNaney.The format as usual was Stableford scoring with handicaps rounded to the nearest whole number after making a deduction of 25 %, allowing two team member’s scores to count on each hole without restriction on the number of times a player’s score could be counted.The conditions for the day were very difficult following a lot of rain during the previous days leading up to the competition, and with ‘lift and place’ not the rule on the day it put a premium on long carries from the tees.A strong wind that strangely seemed to be against on almost every hole added to the player’s difficulties and it was not surprising that the end results were well below the normally expected level.The visiting team from Ras Al Khaymer showed the value of long and straight, as their top players Simon and Gary made a hard day look somewhat easy on many of the holes, enabling the team to almost stroll home three clear of the rest of the field.The second placed team led by the inform Brian Libbey and well supported by Yasuo Suzuki, Trevor Schirmer and Stephen Lewis, held off a strong challenge from the third team ably led by Chris Voller and Mikael Andersson.Russell Exley’s team failed to maintain their momentum through the closing holes to slip to fourth as Al Keith’s team took fifth just another single point behind them.Back at The Haven Stephen Beard announced the winners as Russell Exley presented the trophies having thanked everyone that had assisted in producing another successful team event, including the catering staff who once again rounded off the day with a great buffet followed by quite a few wet ones that went on late into the night.last_img read more

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Building on historic foundations

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Gippsland… Salt of the earth

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Wildcats gain split during West Kootenay Boy’s Basketball Playday

first_imgBoundary Central held period leads of 19-13, 30-29 and 48-40 before coasting to the win.Daniel Stewart scored 13 points for the Wildcats.Against a shorthanded Cougars squad, Mount Sentinel busted open a close contest with a 14-7 run during the second quarter as the coaching staff rolled the entire roster into the game.Kyle Kabatoff led the charge for Mount Sentinel with 22 points while Ty Loren had 12.In the other game, Boundary Central blasted Nakusp 94-32.Bergendahl had 26 points for the Roadrunners while Tristan Francis added 22. The Mount Sentinel Wildcats earned a split during a three-team West Kootenay High School Boy’s Basketball Playday held recently at the South Slocan based gymnasium.The Wildcats opened the event with a tough 62-50 loss to Boundary Central of Midway.Mount Sentinel evened the score in the later game, thumping Nakusp Cougars 74-43.In the opener Mathies Bergendahl poured in 23 points to lead the Roadrunners to the 12-point victory over the Cats.last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Road Kings Executive

first_imgMallard’s Source for sports were quick to salute the Road Kings Executive with Team of the Week.Members include, Frank Anderson, Warren Ward, Marcello Piro, Brian Haigh, Sue Howe, Jack Chambers, Woody Wudkevich, Cecil Verigin, John Madelung, Tony Topolinski, Bill Smith, Ron Cutler, Paul Bowolin and Dave Sabo. The Nelson Road Kings did it again.The local car club once again blew the doors off on another successful Queen City Cruise in Nelson.Three hundred plus entrants came as far away as Minnesota to be part of the September Car Show.last_img read more

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Leaf rock Rockies to gain weekend split

first_img Kootenay Ice affiliate goalie Tenzin Mint was named Leafs Game Star Friday in Kimberley. Emery Neilson was Nelson’s Game Star Saturday, finishing the game with three points. Cole Wyatt, who earned Nelson’s Firefighter of the Game award, also had a goal and two helpers for three points. Two ex-Leafs had no answers against their former teammates.Tyler Nypower and Emery Neilson each scored twice sparking Nelson Leafs to a convincing 9-2 thrashing of the Columbia Valley Rockies Saturday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.“I don’t think that was Columbia Valley’s best effort. . .. When we played them (in Invermere) they were much more resilient than that,” Leaf coach Mario DiBella said following the game. “They got off to a bit of a slow start and I think we took advantage of their bus feet and our players played a great game.”The contest featured two ex-Leaf netminders, Ben Kelsch and C.J.Wedenig in goal for the visitors in a game both backstops struggled against their former mates.Kelsch, who was instrumental in the Rockies victory over the Leafs in September saw the home side struck for four goals in the final nine minutes of the opening period to erase an early 1-0 lead held by Columbia Valley. Brennan Nelson scored on Leafs goalie Hunter Young to quiet the home crowd.However, Kaleb Comishin tied the game just past the midway point of the period before Keenan Crossman, and Neilson, with a pair, completed the offensive explosion. Nelson increased its lead to 7-1 in the second frame with goals coming from newcomer Cole Wyatt, scoring shorthanded, Reid Wilson and Nypower, with his first of the game. Wilson’s marker ended the night for Kelsch, summoning Wedenig in from the bullpen.Nelson scored his second of the game for the Rockies to make the score 7-2 after 40 minutes.In the third Mitch Lavoie and NY power completed the rout. Nelson, going 2-for-6 with the man advantage, finished the game outshooting the Rockies by a 56-23 advantage.Nitros get better of LeafsDerian Bamber scored twice and Adam Anderson stopped 20 of 21 shots lifting Kimberley Dynamiters to a 4-1 win over Nelson Friday in the Bavarian City.The game featured the two division leaders in the Kootenay Conference.Bamber scored once in the first period as Kimberley built a 2-0 lead. Keegan McDowell scored a backbreaker in the final minute to power the home side to the lead.Following a scoreless second period, Tyson Soobotin gave Nelson life with a goal early in the third period. But Chase Gedny restored the two-goal margin with a power play marker six minutes later before Bamber added an empty net goal.Kimberley outshot the Leafs 34-20 keeping Kootenay Ice affiliate goalie Tenzin Mint busy between the pipes. The Leafs lost defenceman Michael LeNoury in the final period after the rearguard was ejected from the game after receiving a major penalty for check-from-behind.Leaf Notes: Michael LeNoury was hit with a three-game suspension following the major penalty received in Kimberley Friday. LeNoury served the first game Saturday against Columbia Valley. He will miss this weekend’s upcoming road games in Castlegar and Creston.center_img Leaf Captain Jack Karran saw his point streak halted at six games in Kimberley Friday. Karran registered an assist Saturday. Nelson, 19-7-1-1, saw its Murdoch Division lead drop to seven points as Beaver Valley won for the fourth consecutive time, posting weekend wins over Grand Forks and Creston.last_img read more

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County Senior And Intermediate Football Championship Fixtures For The Weekend

first_imgPearse StadiumSaturday 9th: Claregalway v An Spideal 4.15 County Senior Football Quarter FinalSt. James v Mountbellew/Moylough 6pm County Intermediate Football Quarter Final Tuam StadiumSaturday 9thCounty Intermediate Football Quarter FinalOranmore/Maree v Williamstown 4.15 County Senior Football Quarter FinalTuam Stars v Monivea/Abbey 5.45pmprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Sunday 10th:County Senior Football Quarter FinalCorofin v Maigh Cuilinn 2pmAnnaghdown v Leitir Mór 3.45pm CorofinSaturday 9thCounty Senior Football Relegation Quarter FinalBarna v Killererin 4pm County Senior Football Relegation Quarter FinalKillannin v An Cheathru Rua 6pmlast_img read more