|Thermal Performance Staff
Frank Todd, Manager
Frank serves as Manager of the Thermal Performance Division at True North Consulting. Frank has nearly 30 years experience in the area of thermal performance and 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. Frank has been integrally involved in numerous plant modifications designed to increase generation capacity and improve plant reliability; such as partial/full turbine centerline replacements; power up-rates (Appendix “K” and EPU); Tave increases; installation of improved thermal power measurement instrumentation; cooling tower performance improvements; and numerous secondary plant modifications.
Cary Campbell, Senior Consulting Engineer
Cary served as Principal Engineer over nuclear and gas turbine performance for the Southern Company. Cary has performed or directed most of the performance evaluations of Southern Company gas turbine, combined cycle and nuclear units for the past 32 years. His responsibilities included thermal performance testing, monitoring and modeling of the Southern Company’s units. Cary provided consulting and testing services to numerous external electric generating utilities, both domestic and international.
Cary has extensive experience with ASME performance test codes, test instrumentation, flow and power metering, heat balances, performance monitoring, and power plant design. Cary’s expertise in performance testing and monitoring of nuclear, gas turbine, and combined cycle units will complement the existing strengths of the Thermal Performance Group at True North Consulting and certainly enhance our abilities to serve the power generation industry.
Silas Rogers, Consulting Engineer
Silas Rogers serves as a consulting engineer in the Thermal Performance Division of True North Consulting. His primary responsibilities include the technical development of True North’s thermal performance software and preparing calculations and reports for True North’s customers.Silas has been involved with projects providing performance assessments, evaluations of plant modifications, and plant power uprates. He began working for True North Consulting in 2007 following his graduation from Grove City College with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Karla Todd, Training Coordinator
Karla has lived with a Thermal Performance fanatic all her life and now she is a key part of True North's thermal performance group. Karla is responsible for all the logistics with regard to thermal performance training from production of the training materials to scheduling and organizing the training at various locations around the country.