General Physics Corporation (GP) provides innovative solutions that improve power station availability, capacity, and efficiency by better managing risks through monitoring and training. GP's strategies for real-time asset monitoring (EtaPRO) and workforce development (GPiLEARN) maximize plant performance and profitability.
Leading power generators across the globe use EtaPRO to keep their plants operating at peak performance. With state-of-the-art thermodynamic modeling and advanced pattern recognition monitoring technologies, EtaPRO shows how your plant is performing, how it should be performing, and what off-peak performance is costing. You'll know where your losses are and what can be done about them. Installed on more than 800 generating units in 30 countries, EtaPRO gives your staff the power to continuously detect, quantify, optimize, alert, log, trend, diagnose, predict, and report plant performance and condition. The EtaPRO system applies to all kinds of plants, including Rankine cycle, combined cycle, desalination, nuclear, hydro, wind farms, and solar.
The core of every EtaPRO system is GP's first principles VirtualPlant thermodynamic model. Unlike control systems or data historians, VirtualPlant shows your plant's true performance capability for current load, fuel supply, and operating conditions. VirtualPlant uses equipment design data, plant system P&IDs, and performance test results to provide a flexible and powerful thermodynamic model of your entire plant.
EtaPRO then uses this real-time model to accurately determine expected plant and equipment performance, rigorously validate DCS inputs, and forecast future performance. EtaPRO provides desktop access to easy-to-use VirtualPlant models so you can quickly perform 'what-if' studies, quantify cost impacts of off-design performance, and estimate heat rate and capacity impacts of operating and maintenance decisions.
GP's workforce and training support services focus on improving the skills of your most important asset — your people. Since training is one of our company’s core competencies, you can count on world-class solutions, developed around best practices and proven processes.
Each year, GP works with power industry clients worldwide to design, develop, and implement training and qualification programs for all types of power plant workers (e.g. operators, mechanics, electricians, I&C technicians, new hires, and many more). Each project is unique because the plant equipment, the workforce needs, and the existing resources are different for each site.
Benefit from comprehensive programs, all from a single provider — when you work with GP, you'll have the consistency, convenience, and accountability of addressing all your workforce development needs through a single, world-class source. Each of our solutions is tailored to your culture, equipment, processes, and objectives.
Over 230 power companies in over 35 countries rely upon GPiLEARN to provide "blended" learning solutions (i.e. consisting of many delivery modes) created specifically for power plants. GP's online training programs are designed to help power plants develop a traditional or multi-skilled workforce, improve knowledge, reduce accidents, and improve ROI.
By using GPiLEARN, you can create curriculums for your personnel, including classroom courses, oral boards, job performance measures, structured on-the-job training (OJT), comprehensive exams, as well as GPiLEARN lessons and exams. Our comprehensive library of programs delivers the skills and knowledge needed to optimize performance in conventional, combined cycle, hydroelectric plants, and wind farms. These curriculums are assigned, managed, and tracked using a world-class learning management system (LMS).
Benefits of GPiLEARN:
World-class power plant performance requires world-class engineering, technology, and support. With every technology we develop, people remain the key differentiator to achieve success. This is the GP difference — a commitment to product quality and customer support that provides value to our customers year-in and year-out. We don't run the plant, we help make it run better: More efficient. More reliable. More output.
General Physics Corporation
6095 Marshalee Drive, Suite 300
United States of America
Contact: Trenessa Coffey-Annibal
Tel: +1 410 379 3625
Fax: +1 410 540 5304
URL: EtaPRO brochures
URL: GPiLEARN brochure (English or Spanish)