IPSC provides comprehensive technical and engineering services focused on maximizing efficiency at power plants. IPSC technical support services and site-specific training programs can train and qualify O&M employees, performance test plants of any fuel-type, and can review, improve and/or prepare O&M procedures for a single or multiple plant operation. IPSC's technical services are available to assist clients from project concept, project development, engineering, construction, commissioning, and lifecycle O&M.
Start-up & Commissioning
The IPSC team has worked on more than 30 plant start-ups and knows how to work closely with the construction management team and facility owner during every stage of the project. Our Start-Up and Commissioning team members are experienced in managing all phases of the startup and commissioning program, such as:
- Start-up system scoping
- Start-up and commissioning schedule development
- System commissioning procedures and turnover packages
- Start-up operations support
- Developing commissioning manuals and planning
- Commissioning punch list management
IPSC experience will help the contractor and owner anticipate problems in advance so that there will be a smooth transition from construction to commercial operations, without schedule delays. Our goal is to ensure the project is built avoiding predictable cost overruns and schedule delays, while never losing focus on our commitment to safety and environmental compliance.
Operating Procedures Development
IPSC can develop a comprehensive set of customized, site-specific O&M procedures incorporating OEM recommendations and industry best practices. A typical set of procedures for commissioning and O&M operations will include operating modes such as:
- Plant Startup
- Normal Operations
- Off-Design Operations
- Emergency Operations
- Plant Shutdown
Preventive Maintenance Planning
IPSC offers our customers preventive maintenance planning tools that are integrated into a facility's Computerized Maintenance Management Support (CMMS) system. Using OEM data and the IPSC team's long experience, customized plans can be developed that will improve plant availability and reduce periods of forced outage while lowering the plant's overall O&M cost.
The IPSC team can also implement and manage the CMMS system, including system installation and setup, conversion, upgrades, and training. IPSC can also collect the necessary equipment data, identify preventive and predictive maintenance tasks, write site-specific maintenance procedures, and upload the final product into the plant's ERP system.
NERC Training & Compliance Support
IPSC provides compliance packages and NERC training solutions tailored for your facility. Our regulatory experts will prepare a customized action plan to achieve full NERC compliance for entity registrations such as GOP/GO/TO. IPSC will provide all required NERC training to your staff. IPSC has successful experience in performing the following:
- Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) compliance
- Create Protection and Control (PRC) maintenance plans
- Registration and footprint change submittals
- Create/improve your Internal Control Program
- Optimize your recordkeeping and evidence structure
- Elevate your NERC training program
The IPSC team has extensive experience with outage planning and support. The team is also experienced with equipment from all the major manufacturers, such as Siemens, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Vogt, Nooter-Eriksen, Alstom, GE, Pratt & Whitney, and Rolls Royce. IPSC has prepared many outage execution plans over the years. A typical outage plan includes the outage schedule, the recommended spare parts list, the list of critical spares required and the procedure for how inventory will be managed during the outage. The IPSC team has "hands on" experience managing major outages and has worked closely with contractors, construction managers, and facility owners to complete many outages on time and on schedule.