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Relying on only one method of evaluation might not provide all of the required information; therefore, your assessment might be limited and incomplete. Maintenance history, heater configuration and archived operating data can also add valuable information when conducting root cause analysis. When problems begin to develop, there are two simple rules: Know your heater and be a good detective.
Michael C. Catapano has more than 35 years of experience in the operation, design, procurement and maintenance of feedwater heaters, condensers and other shell and tube heat exchangers, including 7 years with PSE&G and 28 years as president of Powerfect Inc. His current work at Powerfect is primarily devoted to consulting, troubleshooting problems and assisting utilities with feedwater heater replacement and operating and maintenance activities. Catapano is an ASME fellow and has assisted ASME and EPRI in numerous feedwater heater projects, seminars and publications. He also holds three patents pertaining to feedwater heater testing and repair. Catapano has a bachelor’s
Eric Svensson graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. He joined the Naval Nuclear Propulsion program shortly after graduation, where he received training in Nuclear Power Theory and Operations. In 2000, he received a master’s degree in Operations Management from University of Arkansas. His current role as vice president of Engineering at Powerfect is devoted to consulting, troubleshooting problems, as well as operations and maintenance activities. Since joining Powerfect, he has been involved in writing the specification and conducting quality control checks for more than 20 replacement feedwater heaters. He also is a member of the ASME Heat Exchanger Committee and has co-authored several technical papers. You may contact him by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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