ODonnell Consulting

Power Plant Consulting

Power Plant Consulting

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

We also assist in plant outages, providing assessments, troubleshooting and repair of equipment.

  • Thermal, Stress and Fatigue Analysis
  • Thermal Transient Analysis
  • 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:

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

Problem Solving/ Preventive Maintenance
We also perform troubleshooting on such components, conducting inspections and weld/ material evaluations to analyze design and operational issues. Potential problems include:

  • Oxygen Pitting
  • Hydrogen Damage
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking
  • Vibration &  Fatigue
  • Creep Rupture Damage
  • High Temperature Oxidation

Such assessments 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 and other Code evaluations to enable power plants to reach their maximum useful lives.
  • Stress corrosion cracking mitigation
  • Suitability for Service Evaluation of Welded Structures
See also Fitness For Service.

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

In addition to providing safety evaluations to meet relevant standards and OSHA requirements, we perform forensic investigations and litigation support in all areas of the drilling process, including fracturing, piping, wellhead equipment, and pipelines for production. See also Forensic Engineering.

For over 45 years we have been responding to the needs of the power industry. See Resume Summaries of our Team.
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