Plant Performance, Engineering & Diagnostics

Optimize your performance with GP Strategies’ plant performance, engineering, and diagnostics services.

GP Strategies’ extensive experience in the power generation industry makes us uniquely qualified to offer highly specialized services. We can help you with:

EtaPRO Monitoring and Diagnostics Center | Performance Testing | Expert Witness

EtaPRO™ Monitoring and Diagnostics Center

EtaPRO Monitoring and Diagnostics Center

Many leading power generating fleets around the world face the combined challenges of lean resources and information overload. GP  Strategies’ EtaPRO Monitoring & Diagnostic Center can provide a solution.

Get ongoing access to GP Strategies’ plant performance experts with our EtaPRO Monitoring and Diagnostics (M&D) Center, providing remote monitoring and notification services using the latest EtaPRO™, VirtualPlant, and APR technologies. Dedicated monitoring analysts perform day-to-day monitoring and generate notifications under the technical supervision of the M&D Center Director. Plus, get collaborative access to GP Strategies’ entire performance engineering staff for thermodynamic analysis, onsite testing, and optimization.

For over a decade, the EtaPRO M&D Center and its team of engineers and operations specialists have been supporting customers with our experienced power plant subject matter experts who monitor, diagnose, and analyze plant performance and operational integrity using the industry-leading EtaPRO Performance and Condition Monitoring System.

We help some of the world’s leading power generation companies monitor their combined-cycle, Rankine cycle, solar, wind turbine, and hydro plants from the EtaPRO M&D Center, keeping them on top of plant performance.

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Performance Testing

GP Strategies’ highly qualified performance engineers, many of whom serve on ASME and International Test Standards committees, will identify any

GP Strategies Plant Performance

GP Strategies provides a wide-range of plant performance services beyond EtaPRO, like performance testing and combustion optimization.

shortfalls in the efficiency and capacity of the plant and recommend improvements for recovery. Our performance test results can assist you in identifying and quantifying losses, minimizing or preventing future losses, and optimizing unit operation.

From routine testing to full-scale ASME/ISO/DIN acceptance tests, GP Strategies can assess the performance of all types of equipment, as well as your overall plant, whether new or existing. See our other performance testing services below:

Equipment Troubleshooting
Get onsite performance engineering services to diagnose the root causes of equipment problems. Typical projects include evaluation and resolution of boiler combustion problems, ESP collection efficiency problems, turbine capacity deratings, condenser performance, boiler feed pump capacity limitations, and feedwater heater performance problems.

Thermal Audits
Assess equipment deficiencies within the plant cycle through an onsite thermal audit. Our engineering staff can help pinpoint the difficulties that disrupt an efficient plant’s service. Using our VirtualPlant technology, we gain insight into the way your plant is operating to detect and quantify performance deviations down to the component level. The thermal audit is a cost-effective method to evaluate the condition of a generating unit using existing plant instrumentation.

A properly conducted thermal audit will provide most of the information usually obtained by performing a traditional unit heat rate test, but at a fraction of the cost.

Combustion Optimization
GP Strategies personnel have extensive experience using combustion diagnostic tools and techniques to assess and optimize boiler combustion to improve operability, performance, and reduce emissions.

Instrument Assessments
GP Strategies performance engineers have extensive experience in the evaluation, selection, and procurement of instrumentation for ASME quality performance tests and for permanent installation in the plant. We can evaluate your instrumentation and provide recommendations for enhancements and augmentation of plant equipment.

Expert Witness Services

GP Strategies provides expert witnesses services in the areas of plant operation and maintenance, equipment performance shortfalls, machinery/equipment failures, contract interpretations, and plant commissioning. Our Performance Engineering team offers more than 800 man-years of experience, bringing unique perspectives to seemingly intractable problems.

Our insight and experience often results in avoiding protracted disagreements and costly litigation between parties.

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