ASME PTC 51 provides the means and methods necessary to test inlet air conditioning equipment (evaporative coolers, inlet chillers, foggers, inlet air heating) to the lowest reasonable uncertainty. In so doing, it provides owners, developers, constructors, and operates a common approach to the performance testing of gas turbine inlet air conditioning equipment and decouple the performance of inlet air conditioning equipment from the performance of the gas turbine.
Michael Giampetro Vice President, Leidos’ Thermal Plant Services Group. Michael Giampetro directs Leidos’ Thermal Plant Services group, which delivers technical advisory services pertaining to areas such as plant operations and maintenance (O&M), plant mechanical and electrical design, performance testing, and chemical processes, in support of financial transactions and consulting assignments. He applies more than 20 years of experience in the power generation industry to the company’s independent engineering practice, directly participating in or overseeing his staff’s work on financing reviews, performance testing, annual operations audits, and due diligence for greenfield project finance, mergers and acquisitions, and refinancing. Since joining the company in 1999, Mr. Giampetro has participated in reviews on behalf of financial institutions for over 190 transactions with an aggregate output of over 75,000 MW. He has served as project manager for the financing due diligence of over 95 gas-fired power projects, four compressed air energy storage (CAES) projects, a flywheel energy storage project, two battery storage technologies, two polysilicon manufacturing facilities, six solid fuel projects, six wind projects, nine geothermal projects, 15 solar projects, a thermochemical/biochemical ethanol project, and a central utility plant.
Prior to joining Leidos, Mr. Giampetro worked for Siemens Power Corporation, where he served as a combustion turbine performance test engineer. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
Keith Kirkpatrick Director of Testing Services, McHale & Associates, Inc. Dr. Kirkpatrick is a 22 year practitioner of engineering focused in the area of thermal performance testing, improvement, monitoring, and consulting within the power industry. He currently serves as the Director of Products and Services for McHale & Associates Inc. where he is charged with the continued growth and development of a 57 member technical divisions focused on providing professional third party engineering services to the power and Oil & Gas industries in the area of performance improvement, monitoring, and testing of nuclear, biomass/coal, simple cycle, combined cycle, cogeneration, geothermal, hydro, and solar power plants and their components. Dr. Kirkpatrick received the PhD. in Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee Technological University in May 1999 while serving as a research engineer in the area of thermal performance research for the Electric Power Center from 1995 to 1999. In 1999, he became a member of Environmental Systems Corporation, Power Generation Technologies (PGT) Division, where in 2004, left the position as Technical Manger II of the Advanced Thermal Performance Group to join McHale & Associates, Inc. Dr. Kirkpatrick is a 22 year member of ASME and serves on the ASME Performance Test Codes Standards Committee. He is a member of the ASME Performance Test Codes Standards Committee; the current Chair of ASME PTC 46 Overall Plant Performance; founding Chair and a current member of ASME PTC 51 Gas Turbine Inlet Air Conditioning Systems; founding and current member of ASME PTC 6.2 Steam Turbines in Combined Cycle; a member of ASME PTC 6 Steam Turbines; a member of ASME PTC 19.5 Flow Measurement; a member of ASME PTC 1 General Instructions as well as a contributing member and liaison of ASME PTC 52 Concentrated Solar Power Plants.