Performance services



routine plant performance testing

In times of industry uncertainty, to maintain the competitive edge in today’s market, plant personnel need the tools to assess performance accurately and either immediately correct performance or estimate when it would be the most cost-effective to make corrections.  McHale provides the tools plant personnel need to accurately assess plant performance and make the improvements to maintain a competitive edge in today’s competitive market. Our in-depth performance engineering resources provide defensible value-based results that are the foundation for performance enhancements.  Additionally, McHale can evaluate alternative technologies and operational practices to improve the performance of and increase the useful life of systems and components beyond their existing capabilities.

McHale provides the tools, including staff training and turnkey services, for the following performance improvement functions.

  • Component Performance

  • Plant Performance

  • Thermo-economic Modeling

  • Thermodynamic Modeling

  • Plant Efficiency Audit

  • Root Cause Analysis Studies


The real benefits associated with these functions are realized through the financial benefits including:

  • Improved Operation
  • Lowered Overall Outage Costs
  • Increased Operational Efficiencies
  • Enhanced Predictive Maintenance
  • Improved Commercial Reliability
  • Reduced Fuel Consumption
  • Improved Economic Dispatch
  • Reduced Emissions

McHale’s professionals can assist plant management staff whose responsibilities, due to competitive pressures, extend beyond operational management to include areas that were once the responsibility of accountants, regulatory specialists, or chief financial officers. Our expertise and routine performance evaluation services can increase your commercial return on assets in today’s competitive market.

Asset management services we routinely provide include:

  • Asset Optimization
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Power Purchase Agreement Foundation Studies
  • Service Agreement Management
  • Condition Assessment
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Life Extension
  • Plant Status Reviews
  • Review of Operational Practices
  • Review of Maintenance Practices
  • Technical Audits
  • Training Programs
  • Cost of Production Studies
  • Thermal Performance Modelling