PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION TOPICS
Presented by Tham Chelvan
Sr. Key Expert for Fired Conventional Boilers, HRSG, & BOP Services.
Siemens Energy, Inc.
Presented by Tony Facchiano, Senior Program Manager, and Tom Martz, Principal Technical Leader.
Tham has a total of 40 years’ Power Industry experience in the R&D, design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning, performance testing & data analysis, equipment inspection for condition assessment, root cause analysis and providing cost effective solutions for the utility boiler systems, HRSG systems, combustion systems, pollution control equipment systems, and their BOP systems.
Currently, working for Siemens Energy, Inc. as a Sr. Key Expert, and prior to this as an Engineering Manager of Boiler Technology Services Group, for a total of about 13 years. Prior to this, for about 20 years, Tham worked in various Sr. Staff engineering position for a boiler OEM company called Babcock Power Inc. in Worcester, MA, and prior to this, worked for the largest Power Plant OEM in India, called Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL).
Tham came to the US in 1986 as a graduate student, and partially completed (all theoretical course work) for Ph.D. in Energy Science at New York University. Tham earned M.S.M.E. degree in Fluids, Thermal & Energy, from Polytechnic University, New York. Tham also has another Master degree in Design and Production of Thermal Power Equipment, from Regional Engineering College, Trichy, India. He had his B.S (Honors) degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Madras University, India.
Tony Facchiano is the Senior Program Manager of the Environmental Controls and Combustion Program Area at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).
His current activities focus on all combustion and environmental controls research activities, including the control of all primary pollutants for gas and coal, as well as fuel quality impacts on emissions, reliability, and performance.
Tony joined EPRI in 1993 as a senior project manager, took on the role of program manager in 1996, and senior program manager in 2000.
Before joining EPRI, Tony worked at Coen Combustion Company, Bechtel Power Corporation, and Exxon Research and Engineering Co. In these organizations he was responsible for a wide variety of activities, including product development and full-scale demonstration of low emissions combustion systems and balance of plant impacts.
Tony received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Manhattan College.
Tom Martz is a Principal Technical Leader at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and a key member of the Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI) technical team.
The LCRI aims to identify, research, develop, and demonstrate the technology advancements needed to achieve a decarbonized future. The program focuses on production, transportation, delivery, and end uses of alternative energy carriers and low-carbon fuels (hydrogen, ammonia, biofuels, synthetic fuels, etc.)
Prior to joining LCRI, Tom led EPRI’s continuous emissions monitoring (CEM) program, focusing on development, evaluation, and reliability of fossil power plant stack CEM systems to meet regulatory and process needs. He was also part of the Environmental Controls team, specializing in air pollution control systems.
Prior to joining EPRI in 2013, Tom managed air pollution control system design, field optimization and troubleshooting projects on coal and gas-fired boilers, gas turbines, and refinery systems for Mitsubishi Power Systems and Fossil Energy Research Corp.
Tom earned a B.S., Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Irvine.
Bob Anderson is Principal of Competitive Power Resources Corporation in Palmetto, Florida. CPR is an independent consulting firm specializing in HRSGs and their related steam-plant auxiliaries in the combined cycle/cogeneration industry. Bob received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Florida. He has worked in power generation for 49 years.
Before joining CPR in 2005, Bob was employed for 33 years at Florida Power Corporation/Progress Energy, now Duke Energy. During his career there Mr. Anderson held a range of positions including Boiler Engineer, Steam Turbine Engineer, Plant Manager, and Director of Gas Turbine Major Maintenance. As Manager of PE’s Combined Cycle Services Section he was involved in the procurement, design, operation and maintenance of PE’s fleet of combined cycle plants.
Bob has participated in the installation of thousands of tube temperature thermocouples in a variety of HRSGs and assessed operating data for many HRSGs world wide to identify and mitigate damaging thermal transients. He has authored, and co-authored, a number of technical papers and published articles on the findings generated by this work.
Mr. Anderson is Chairman of the HRSG Forum and chairs HRSG and Combined Cycle plant seminars and conferences for various groups worldwide and serves on the Editorial Board of the quarterly publication Combined Cycle Journal
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