McHale & Associates, Inc.
McHale & Associates, Inc. was formed in 1995 by Pat and Mike McHale as an outgrowth of their experience providing power plant performance testing services for over 30 years for Ebasco Services, Inc. and its successor, Raytheon Engineers & Constructors, Inc. Our success comes from our experience in startup, testing and operations for natural gas, fossil (coal, heavy oil, and distillate), renewable fuel, hydroelectric, geothermal, and wind power plants. As a specialized testing, engineering and consulting organization, McHale & Associates, Inc. is the industry leader in power plant performance and optimization. We deliver innovative solutions to increase your productivity, quality of operation, and profitability. Our team works closely with you to harness the full capacity and strength of your operation. With an optimized plant, you gain a competitive edge.
As a specialized testing, engineering and consulting organization, McHale & Associates, Inc. is the industry leader in power plant performance and optimization.
We deliver innovative solutions to increase your productivity, quality of operation, and profitability. Our team works closely with you to harness the full capacity and strength of your operation. With an optimized plant, you gain a competitive edge.
The McHale team comes from a wide background of operations, start-up, testing, engineering, and construction. Our clients know us for our expertise in plant and component issues, our quick response, and our results.
Call the McHale Performance team if you have a performance issue that you need to solve now, or are looking for help with:
- Power plant or component testing
- Performance Monitoring systems
- Applying performance test methods to alternative fuel technologies such as ethanol production
- Efficiency improvement
- Plant or component analysis
- Test Instrument rental
- Instrument calibration services
Our services are built around providing the right solution the real problem. We have specialized in providing the following services:
- Performance improvement, audits and evaluation
- Performance testing
- Performance monitoring
- Engineering models
Our major focus is on plant improvement. In a highly competitive power market, performance is essential. In a highly regulated market, demonstrating prudent operation is crucial. Efficient plant operation and fuel savings serve everyone. To improve performance, plants must look beyond technical quick fixes. Most of the easy solutions have been applied and there’s still more to be done.
Plant testing has been a large part of our company’s work. McHale has tested over 200,000 MW of power plants around the world. Our clients include independent power producers, architect engineer constructors, utilities, industrial power users, and O&M providers. Through years of testing we developed a modular approach for testing to quickly customize test models to specific project requirements. We have reduced the time it takes to develop test calculations and test procedures to keep our services exceptionally cost effective.
Our work with thermal performance audits, component testing, and overall performance testing has lead to development of computerized online plant performance monitoring systems and economic optimization packages. Our startup and operations background combined with performance improvement expertise has helped us develop systems that plant engineers and operators can use to improve and monitor plant performance. Among our other services, we offer a comprehensive field-tested instrumentation system rental package to facilitate data acquisition, as well as training and engineering models.
Over our history, we have adapted to meet the needs of our clients, innovating and collaborating in step with technological advancements and market trends to develop new solutions and services. We owe our success to our practice of working side-by-side in partnership with our industry leading clients, and will continue to bring that experience to beneficially partner with your company as well.