Power Plant Consulting

Power Plant Consulting

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

We assist in plant outages, troubleshooting and assessments of capital equipment – as well as in the design, analysis and materials selection for power plant construction.

Our engineering services include:

  • Thermal, Stress and Fatigue Analysis
  • Thermal Transient Analyses
  • Vibration Testing & Troubleshooting
  • Weld Engineering
  • Remaining Life Assessment

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

  • Steam Generators
  • Pressure Vessels & Piping
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Boiler Tubes
  • Structural Supports
  • Environmental Equipment

Problem Solving/ Preventive Maintenance
We perform inspections and weld/ material evaluations to analyze power plant equipment problems, and resolve materials, design, and maintenance issues. Potential problems include:
  • Oxygen Pitting
  • Hydrogen Damage
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking
    • Corrosion Fatigue
    • Creep rupture damage
    • High Temperature Oxidation

    Assessment of the current condition of components as boilers, headers, and piping ensures structural integrity, and lowers operating costs.

    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.
    Analysis Hydroelectric Shaft

    Plant Life Extension
    Our engineers perform API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Code evaluations to enable power plants to reach their maximum useful lives. 

    • Stress corrosion cracking mitigation
    • Suitability for Service Evaluation of Welded Structures
    • Steam Boiler Tubes
    • Vessels
    • Boilers

    See also Fitness For Service. O'Donnell Consulting was founded in 1970 by William J. O'Donnell in response to the needs within the power industry. See Resume Summaries of our Team.

    Learn from the experience of others. Especially when one such “other” is Dr. William O’Donnell, PhD, PE, Founder and President of O’Donnell Consulting Engineers, Inc., and ASME “Engineer of the Year” - his 50 years of experience in analysis of components including fatigue and fracture safety evaluations and failure analyses are now comprised in this volume.

    If you're interested in learning more about Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Construction, as well as Failure Analysis, then this book is a must have!


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