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.

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


Tuesday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm (MST)
Troubleshooting introduction, Baseline Values & Correction Curves

Wednesday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm (MST)
Troubleshooting Examples – Session #1

Thursday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm (MST)
Troubleshooting Examples – Session #2

Friday, 8:00 am-12:00 pm (MST)
Troubleshooting Examples – Session #3

About the Instructors

Jerry Munyan

Jerry is Manager of Thermal Performance at GSE Programs & Performance (Formerly True North Consulting). Jerry has forty years of experience in the nuclear industry including Nuclear Testing, System Engineering, Component Engineering, and Thermal Modeling.

Frank Todd

Frank serves as Chief Technical Consultant at GSE Programs & Performance (Formerly True North Consulting). 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.

Joe Wooten

Joe serves as Senior Consultant at GSE True North. Joe has over 40 years’ experience in the nuclear industry including Startup Engineering and Testing, System Engineering, Plant Design, Component Engineering, Thermal Performance Testing, Analysis, Troubleshooting, and Modeling.

May 9-12, 2023
Virtual or In-person

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

GSE Engineering is a highly experienced team focused on creating innovative ways to meet our customers’ needs using a combination of our industry-leading services and products. The GSE Programs & Performance group (Formerly True North Consulting) has specializes expertise in plant thermal performance and engineering programs.