Utility Scale Plant & Distributed Generation Facility Performance Testing
Plant & Facility (Contractual Acceptance or Routine)
Open/Simple Cycle Gas Turbine, Brayton Cycle, Rankine Cycle, Combined Cycle Gas Turbine, Steam Generators, Boiler Retrofit, Distributed Power, Fuel Cell
Combined Conversion Equipment
McHale Performance provides performance testing for the contract procurement of natural gas based plants and components. Specifically, our performance testing is designed to verify contractual guarantees at the level of confidence expected by the parties of the contractual acceptance test and to ensure successful closure of the project.
McHale Performance also provides benchmark status performance testing to our clients to ensure that plant performance has not degraded to unacceptable levels and to identify where program improvements can be made to improve the efficiency, output, and economic performance. McHale can provide the required performance testing in order to verify the performance of individual units and multiple facilities to establish confident benchmarks for planning optimized coordinated plant operation and outage maintenance projects.
McHale Performance has technical advisors that are experienced in serving as “owner’s engineers” that identify, quantify, and mitigate risks associated with plant performance for our clients. We have assisted project owners, financial institutions, and legal counsel with advising/consulting services and performance audits. McHale Advisors understand the importance of reviewing proposed designs, development of strong contractual language, construction monitoring, and witnessing of key tests to ensure performance guarantees are achieved with confidence so to ensure the success of a project.
Test Code Specialists
McHale Performance is recognized throughout the power generation market as a specialized engineering group that provides superior testing and plant performance improvement services. McHale is actively involved and versed in the ASME Test codes and has extensive experience conducting tests utilizing international test codes and standards:
We are experienced on how to properly apply these codes and other international standards to successfully demonstrate contractual acceptance with the level confidence for lenders, owners, OEM’s and EPC’s demand.
Qualified & Impartial Test Personnel
McHale has worked with a variety of EPC contractors, plant owners, and manufacturers throughout the power industry. The McHale team is known for quick response time, expertise in plant and component issues, and accurate results.
Code Compliant & Calibrated Test Equipment
McHale has a compliment of test equipment designed to augment the standard built in natural gas power plant or facility instrumentation so to improve the uncertainty of performance testing necessary to meet the desired confidence for contractual acceptance and for provision of information for long term financial projections of the assets.
Natural Gas Measurement Solutions
McHale has a compliment of metrology services to support the collection and analysis of Natural Gas Fuels
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Redmond, Washington | Knoxville, Tennessee | Durham, North Carolina
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