Power Plant Consulting Services
Power plant design, structural / safety analysis, troubleshooting and startup / commissioning – on plants including nuclear, combined cycle, hydroelectric, renewables, solar, solid waste, biomass, and fossil fuel. Our experience includes pressure equipment, rotating equipment, and components operating in elevated temperature environments.
We assist in plant outages, providing assessments, troubleshooting / repair and Fitness for Service evaluations to extend design life of equipment. O’Donnell Consulting has a long history of providing comprehensive solutions to our power plant clients’ toughest challenges.
Power Plant Design & AnalysisDesign and analysis to Codes including AWS, API and ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel (B&PV) on components as:
Power Plant Life Extension
The power generation industry continually faces plant aging concerns – which may lead to safety issues, as well as costly unplanned maintenance and outages. We perform inspections and API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Fitness for Service to assess plant integrity – including high-temperature equipment as piping, boilers and heat recovery systems.
We also solve fluid flow issues and vibration-related problems with structures and rotating equipment – enabling power plants to reach their maximum useful lives. Finite element analysis (FEA) is often used to predict failures of turbines and other plant equipment – as well as assist in developing corrective, cost-effective solutions. FEA assures that repairs are successful and helps to prevent problems from re-occurring.
Oil/ Gas Consulting
Providing troubleshooting on 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.
- Relief Valves
- Lifting Devices
- Pressure Vessels
- Heat Exchangers
Solutions to challenges in reducing erosion/ corrosion in boiler pressurized tubes include implementing weld overlays in critical components and in low NOx systems. We provide engineering assistance with these and other operational plant issues. For over 30 years we’ve been responding to the needs of the power industry.
Power Plant Consulting Related Links
>> Stress, Vibration & Fatigue Analysis on Bellows
>> Weld Troubleshooting/ Consulting
>> Engineering Troubleshooting
>> Elevated Temperature Design & Analysis
>> Publications: Welds, Pressure Vessels, Elevated Temperature
>> Mitigating Catastrophic Failures in Structures used in Offshore Oil & Gas Production