Advanced Thermal Performance Training for Nuclear

The course is designed for those who have had a basic thermal performance course, or one or more years of experience in thermal performance. The training was developed by utility engineers who have solved many plant thermal performance problems and are uniquely qualified to help you understand how to deal with efficiency issues at your plant. This course is ideal for system engineers who can benefit from developing troubleshooting skills.

Course Content & Structure

  • Setting Baseline Values: Thermal performance monitoring program starts with establishing and verifying baseline values for important performance parameters. Baseline values need revision after plant uprates or other modifications. This course will describe and provide hands on examples of how to determine baseline values.
  • Development of Correction Curves: In addition to baseline values, correction curves are required to determine the effect of the plant parameters deviating from the baseline values. This course will describe how to develop correction curves using thermodynamic modeling as well as empirical data.
  • How to Troubleshoot Thermal Performance Problems: This course will provide examples of actual plant problems and the students will use the troubleshooting process to identify the problem


Tuesday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Troubleshooting introduction, Baseline Values & Correction Curves

Wednesday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Troubleshooting Examples – Session #1

Thursday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Troubleshooting Examples – Session #2

Friday, 8:00 am-11:30 am
Troubleshooting Examples – Session #3

Instructor Profile: Frank Todd

Frank is highly skilled in the use of analytical tools designed to evaluate thermal performance and improve plant efficiency and reliability. These tools include a variety of approaches using computer-based plant modeling with strong emphasis on problem analysis and resolution. Additionally, Frank has developed a wide spectrum of test specifications, procedures, and testing configurations in support of thermal performance improvements.

Date TBD
Montrose, Colorado
Registration Fee: $2,695/person
(Lunches provided)

As part of GSE Solutions group, GSE TrueNorth supports operational excellence in the power industry. They  leverage decades of specialized expertise in thermal performance and engineering programs that refine and update systems, to optimize performance and safety.