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Dr. Mel's Tech Note is a periodic publication. Over the years, Dr. Mel has accumulated much experience related to power generation and turbo machinery.  These Tech Notes are a sample of some of the problems Dr Mel has solved over the years.

Tech Note June 2019: Hydrogen Seal and Tilt Pad Bearing Upgrades

Tech Note July 2018: Fluid Drive Upgrades; Getting 100,000 hours between overhauls

Tech Note March 2018: Dr. Mel asks, "Why don't you fix it?"

Tech Note May 2017: Improved Competitiveness for Conventional Coal & Gas-fired Power Plants

Tech Note January 2017:  Solving a Sub-Synchronous Rotor Vibration for a Critical Steam Turbine in a Seemingly Small, but Actually, a Large Application

Tech Note June 2016: Pressure Dam & Elliptical Bore Bearings

Tech Note Febuary 2015: Improving a Critical Component of a Fluid Drive: The Scoop Tube

Tech Note September 2014: Emergency Lube Oil Pump System based on AC/UPS/VFD Technology

Tech Note February 2013: Improved Journal Bearings for Nuclear Powered Turbine-Generators

Tech Note May 2010: Cracked Bearing Cases; 3 case studies

Tech Note July 2009: Gearbox Upgrades

Tech Note April 2009: The cause and solutions to many problems with ring-oiled bearings

Tech Note November 2007: How changes to condenser back pressure and condensate temperature can effect LP Turbine rotor vibrations.

Tech Note November 2006: Manufactured Components for a New Co-Gen Facility

Tech Note March 2005: Solutions for Problematic MHC Full Arc Controls of GE Steam Turbine-Generators

Tech Note March 2005: Solutions For Common Problems of Extension Shafts, Oil Pumps and Steady Rest Bearings For Westinghouse Large Steam Turbine Generators

Tech Note October 2003: Emergency Lube Oil Systems

Tech Note June 2003: Solutions for over-heating and vibration: two common problems of existing fluid drives.

Tech Note April 2003: Alignment Issues of Babbitt Bearings

Tech Note Dec 1998: TRI Resolution of Turbine High Amplitude Rotor Vibrations Problem

Tech Note Aug 1998: $7,000 per Megawatt-Hour ($7.00 per kwh)!!

Tech Note Mar 1998: Significantly Increase Power Efficiency

Tech Note August 1997: Extension Shaft Vibration

Tech Note January 1996: TRI Improvements Proven to Maximize Reliability of Fluid Drives

Tech Note August 1996: Reduced Reliability of the AC Power Grid

Tech Note July 1996: The 750 MW Westinghouse Turbine-Generator Improved

Tech Note June 1996: The Facts about Babbitt Bearings

Tech Note September 1995: Advancement in Design & Manufacturing of Impeller from Forgings

Tech Note April 1995: Examples of New Solutions for Old Problems

Tech Note August 1994: TRI President Announces Recent US Patents Issued to TRI

Tech Note December 1994: TRI's Mission: Past, Present and Future