Basic Thermal Performance Training

Course Content & Structure

The courses include hands-on exercises to drive home theory and practical application.

  • Thermal Performance Basics: 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 with an emphasis on an integrated approach to understanding the thermal cycle
  • Thermal Plant Resources and Tools: Designed to provide the engineer a good understanding of resources used to evaluate thermal performance including trending, analysis, turbine testing, cooling tower testing, quantification of losses and software tools.

Schedule (*all times are Mountain)

Tuesday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm*
Thermodynamic Fundamentals & Component Analysis

Wednesday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Cycle and Component Analysis

Thursday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Thermal Performance Tools and Resources

Friday, 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Testing & Program Development


Jerry Munyan

Jerry is Manager of Thermal Performance at GSE Programs & Performance, formerly True North Consulting. Jerry has forty years of experience in the nuclear industry including Nuclear Testing, System Engineering, Component Engineering, and Thermal Modeling.

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.

Classes forming now
In-person (recommended)
Fee: $2,695/person

GSE Engineering is a highly experienced team focused on creating innovative ways to meet our customers’ needs using a combination of our industry-leading services and products. The GSE Programs & Performance group (Formerly True North Consulting) leverages decades of specialized expertise in thermal performance and engineering programs that refine and update systems, to optimize performance and safety.