ODonnell Consulting

Power Plant Consulting

Power Pant Consulting - O'Donnell

Consulting Services
We provide power plant consulting services, including design, analysis, startup/commissioning and structural/safety evaluations on fossil fuel, combined cycle, hydroelectric, renewables, solar, solid waste, biomass, and nuclear plants.

Our work includes assisting in plant outages, providing assessments, troubleshooting/repair and Fitness for Service of equipment.

Design & Analysis
We perform design and analysis to AWS, API and ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code on components as:

  • Pressure Vessels
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Steam Generators
  • Structural Supports
  • Environmental Equipment
  • Heaters, Steam Generators
  • Combustors
  • HRSGs
  • Low NOx Systems
  • Conveyors, Ductwork

O’Donnell Consulting performed the structural integrity and remaining life assessment of the main and upstream shafts of a hydroelectric plant.

To see more of the projects we have worked on, see Portfolio.

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FEA Model of Shaft in Hydroelectric Plant

Recent Projects

Plant Life Extension
Our engineers perform API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 to determine Equipment Repair or Replace  – as well as other Code evaluations to enable power plants to reach their maximum useful lives.

  • Code Compliance
  • Stress corrosion cracking mitigation
  • Suitability for Service Evaluation of Welded Structures

See also Fitness For Service.


Oil/Gas Consulting
We provide troubleshooting and failure investigations of various mechanical components and supporting equipment involved in drilling operations, such as blow off preventers, pumps, fracturing tanks, compressors, skids, and piping related issues.

In addition, we provide structural and safety evaluations to meet API, AWS and ASME Codes and OSHA requirements, as well as forensic investigations & litigation support in all areas of the drilling process, including fracturing, piping, wellhead equipment, and pipelines for production. See also Forensic Engineering.

A few examples include:

  • Nozzles
  • Welds
  • Relief Valves
  • Supports
  • Lifting Devices
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Piping
  • Condensors
  • Reactors

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Handbook of Lessons Learned