Thermal Performance Training for Fossil Plants

Due to the aging nuclear fleet many utilities are needing to replace their Moisture Separator and Reheaters (MSRs). This course is designed to support those engineers, involved with a replacement project, to better understand the component they are working, its subcomponents, and key aspects of a replacement project.

MSR Training Outline 

  • Thermal Performance Program Development: Designed to review thermodynamic fundamentals and describe the essential elements of a thermal performance program
  • Power Plant Cycle & Component Evaluation: Designed to teach how to identify and recover lost megawatts throughout the thermal cycle.
  • Thermal Plant Testing Overview: Designed to provide an introduction and overview to power plant testing.
  • Heat Rate Optimization.


Tuesday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm (MST)

Wednesday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm (MST)

Thursday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm (MST)

About the Instructors

Graig Pattison, P.E.

Graig serves as Senior Consultant at GSE True North. Graig has over 15 years of experience in the nuclear industry. His experience includes thermal performance modeling and analysis and component engineering at the station and fleet levels.

Frank Todd

Frank serves as Chief Technical Consultant at GSE Programs & Performance, formerly True North Consulting. 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.

Joe Wooten

Joe serves as Senior Consultant at GSE Programs & Performance, formerly True North Consulting. Joe has over 40 years’ experience in the nuclear industry including Startup Engineering and Testing, System Engineering, Plant Design, Component Engineering, Thermal Performance Testing, Analysis, Troubleshooting, and Modeling.

October 11-14, 2022
Montrose, Colorado (In-person recommended) or Virtual
Registration Fee: $2,695/person

As part of GSE Solutions group, GSE Programs & Performance (Formerly True North Consulting) 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.