Advanced Thermal Performance Training

The Advanced Thermal Performance training course is designed for those who have had a basic thermal performance course or one year or more experience in thermal performance. This training was developed by utility engineers who have solved many plant thermal performance problems and are uniquely qualified to help you understand how to deal with efficiency issues at your plant. Please forward this invitation to persons at your site responsible for Thermal Performance. In addition, this training has been presented to system engineers who have benefited from the overall troubleshooting skills developed. We apologize but due to the use of the EPRI volume 3 Trouble Shooting Tool, in this training, attendance is limited to EPRI members only.

Course Content & Structure

  • Setting Baseline Values: Thermal performance monitoring program starts with establishing and verifying baseline values for important performance parameters. Baseline values need revision after plant uprates or other modifications. This course will describe and provide hands on examples of how to determine baseline values.
  • Development of Correction Curves: In addition to baseline values, correction curves are required to determine the effect of the plant parameters deviating from the baseline values. This course will describe how to develop correction curves using thermodynamic modeling as well as empirical data.
  • How to Troubleshoot Thermal Performance Problems: This course will provide examples of actual plant problems and the students will use the troubleshooting process to identify the problem

Schedule

Tuesday, 7:00 am-3:00 pm (MST)
Troubleshooting introduction, Baseline Values & Correction Curves

Wednesday, 7:00 am-3:00 pm (MST)
Troubleshooting Examples – Session #1

Thursday, 7:00 am-3:00 pm (MST)
Troubleshooting Examples – Session #2

Friday, 7:00 am-11:30 am (MST)
Troubleshooting Examples – Session #3

About the Instructors

Frank Todd

Frank is highly skilled in the use of analytical tools designed to evaluate thermal performance and improve plant efficiency and reliability. These tools include a variety of approaches using computer-based plant modeling with strong emphasis on problem analysis and resolution. Additionally, Frank has developed a wide spectrum of test specifications, procedures, and testing configurations in support of thermal performance improvements.

Jerry Munyan

Jerry is Manager of Thermal Performance at GSE TrueNorth. Jerry has forty years of experience in the nuclear industry including; Nuclear Testing, System Engineering, Component Engineering, and Thermal Modeling.

Joe Wooten

Joe serves as Senior Consultant at GSE TrueNorth. Joe has over 40 years experience in the nuclear industry including Startup Engineering and Testing, System Engineering,

January 18-21, 2022
Virtual or In-person

Montrose, Colorado or Virtual
Registration Fee: $2,695/person

As part of GSE Solutions group, GSE TrueNorth supports operational excellence in the power industry. They  leverage decades of specialized expertise in thermal performance and engineering programs that refine and update systems, to optimize performance and safety.