Neural Network Express
Inc. (NNETEX) is in business to help large steam turbine generator owners,
operators and engineers achieve maximum steam turbine generator output and
efficiency. In day to day operation of power production
facilities using large steam turbine generators changes are sometimes
observed which require immediate attention and expertise that goes beyond
the plant. As a result of these changes decisions have to be made.
The evaluation of the condition is often urgent since further degradation
can occur with more resulting damage and
increased fuel costs can be enormous during this period. In fact, the
next major outage schedule date may have to be moved up. When
preparing for these decisions the best available facts should be employed
since the cost of the wrong decision could cost millions.
We provide immediate
attention to help with these problems and this is unique. If
there is an URGENCY you should call us. No other company can guarantee
the attention that we can provide and it is what sets us apart in the
industry. This is possible since we are focused and committed to
providing the highest quality evaluation reporting while at the same time
achieving your urgent request.
There are three basic
activities. First a highly experienced engineer will immediately
discuss with you your concerns. This will involve exchange of
information and data. Secondly, this data will be reviewed and after a
relatively short preliminary evaluation and/or visit our initial
expert opinion will be issued. As part of the options to consider
further low or high accuracy testing may be defined. Any critical
schedules will be determined and submitted as an
immediate action plan.
We will provide hard facts to support you in
your decision making process. Whether you have to decide to
shutdown due to efficiency degradation or lost load capability or you can't
decide whether it is cost effective to continue running for one more year
before the next major outage. Many factors should be taken into
account. NNETEX will be your answer to
furthering your knowledge base so that you can make the best informed
The planning, engineers,
expertise, scheduling and mobility of high accuracy test equipment,
technicians etc. will all be provided to achieve this high level attention.
Your problems are our problems and they are recognized as having the highest
assistance in recovering lost power / efficiency in large steam turbine
Some recent Customer's Comments in regard to major work
"The report and evaluation is better and more
thorough than the OEM Companies..."
Also importantly, NNETEX has significant experience using PEPSETM
as its choice modeling tool for large steam turbines, boilers and other
equipment. These often concern performance, design, acceptance and
NNETEX has goals to help utilities understand the impacts on costs associated with
these losses and provide new tools for operator interface, alarming,
and management planning that is consistent with short term and long range
client needs. Further, NNETEX has goals to provide Engineering support in many areas as seen in the Plant Balance,
Software and other Work Sections.
NNETEX is committed to solving your problems no matter where you are.
We have experience with large utility companies overseas and domestic with units ranging from
185 MWs to 800+MWs.
NNETEX is registered with the TEXAS
BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
under Charter Certification
Number F-8251 as of Oct. 2004.
Remember that even if
you don't have an urgent problem it doesn't mean that options shouldn't be
explored. We are here for the less urgent problems as well. As
an example: Consider the time between major outages.... This doesn't
seem urgent but consider that it is strongly dependent on many factors
and one of those is fuel cost! Delaying an outage could be very
costly. We have tools to help in estimating the optimum time between major
NNETEX was originally named for System Identification tools
for control. The numerical process is similar to Neural Networks.
Improving control systems was the goal.
Provide software tools for control improvements.
Developed in 1995 with
some algorithms to provide new control system identification applications,
it has remained dormant until Mid. 2004 when the primary core business objective was renewed.