7FUG 2020 Live: PSM – Combined Cycle Journal

7FUG 2020 Live: PSM

What else do you need from your 7F power plants?

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 @ 1:30pm Eastern / 10:30am Pacific


Ian Summerside, Global Product Manager

With 20 years’ experience in the Industrial Gas Turbine arena, Ian currently works as a Global Product Manager at PSM developing, delivering and representing their Digital portfolios and F-Class gas turbine service solutions.

Before entering his strategic role, he started his career with Alstom Power in Switzerland researching advanced laser welding technology, then moved to various leadership positions in Repair Engineering and then Workshop Operations at PSM in Jupiter Florida.

He studied Materials Engineering at Brunel University, West London (UK), specializing in welding and joining techniques. He also has an MBA in International Business from Florida Atlantic University.

Scott Keller, PhD – Manager – Airfoils, Upgrades, & Rotors

Scott Keller is a Manager in the Airfoils, Upgrades, and Rotors – Product Engineering group at Power Systems Mfg., LLC. His main responsibilities include directing rotor and casing development programs, encompassing both lifetime extension and new make solutions. Prior to Scott’s managerial role, he was a structures engineer performing static and rotating component analyses, lifetime predictions, lifetime tool development, root cause analyses, and leading rotor disk manufacturing programs. Scott has authored multiple peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as presented at conferences and symposiums around the world.

Scott completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Central Florida, with an emphasis on experimental and analytical fracture mechanics assessments. After completing his PhD in 2013, Scott joined the staff at PSM.

Hany Rizkalla – Director, Combustion Engineering

Hany Rizkalla joined PSM’s combustion engineering team in 2002, after 7 years of tenure at GE and Pratt & Whitney Canada in structures engineering capacity, performing thermal, vibration, LCF/HCF life-cycle prediction on E &F class gas turbine combustion components. Assumed Management responsibility in 2008 for various combustion programs including the FlameSheet combustor, AutoTune and other F class combustion component design programs. Currently leading the Combustion Engineering group since 2015 and supporting development of combustion products to meet today’s energy market demands.

Hany graduated from Concordia University in Montréal, Canada in 1996, with a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering and a Masters in Aerospace specializing in Turbomachinery and Propulsion.

Presentation Synopsis

More power? Better heat rate? Faster ramp rate? FSNL in less than 10 mins? Lower load points? More Fuel Flexibility? Longer maintenance intervals?

This is your chance to connect directly with PSM’s Technical Experts, streaming live from PSM’s Webinar Studio. A panel of six experts will discuss how all this can be achieved within your existing 7F.03 with proven, retrofitable solutions available from PSM to improve your power plants technical and economic performance. By combining FlexSuite controls logic optimization blocks, GTOP turbine upgrade packages, and FlameSheet combustor systems significant performance increases are possible.

Real examples of pre and post upgrade plant performance will be engine data, from ramp rate increases from 13MW/min to 20MW/min or even 35MW/min, all the way to our FlameTOP 2019 CCJ Best of the Best award winning plant upgrade.

This showcase plant upgrade included all our latest upgrade options and is an example of how major plant benefits can be obtained without the need to change cases, rotors, etc. Such an approach keeps the plant compatible with all standard 7F.03 hardware, allowing the operator to retain the ability to keep multiple parts and service suppliers competitive and not lock themselves back into only OEM supply.

During this flawlessly executed outage, PSM was able to upgrade the turbine section, combustion system and provide controls system optimization, to achieve faster starts, over 10% more power, 10 – 15MW lower turndown point, all with less emissions and 32k maintenance intervals.

Key Takeaways for Users

Participants will come away understanding how the latest OEM alternative advanced frame technology can be integrated into your F-Class platform with case study examples of small and major customer upgrade projects.

Highlighted technologies include our development and validation of Additive Manufactured (3D printed) components, using our multi-OEM platform design and engine performance experience. Also in focus are our FlexSuite range of controls optimization modules that can be implemented on existing OEM controllers, as well as the proven PSM AutoTune combustion optimizer.


Mat Gartland (Central South Region), Mathew.Gartland@psm.ansaldoenergia.com

Larry Daugherty (Southeast and Mid-Atlantic), Larry.Daugherty@psm.ansaldoenergia.com

Mary Miolen (Western US & Canada), Mary.Miolen@psm.ansaldoenergia.com

David Bollinger (Gulf Coast Region), David.Bollinger@psm.ansaldoenergia.com

Jesse Bruner (Midwest Region), Jesse.Bruner@psm.ansaldoenergia.com

Allen Brackett (Western Region), Allen.Brackett@psm.ansaldoenergia.com

Dan Caggiani – Director North American Sales, Daniel.caggiani@psm.com

Jody Boyd – Director, Global LTA Group, Jody.Boyd@psm.ansaldoenergia.com

Prakash Nair – Director, Commercial Operations & Int’l. Sales, Prakash.Nair@psm.ansaldoenergia.com

Ryan Heyward – LTA Sales Director, Ryan.Heyward@psm.ansaldoenergia.com

Oscar Jaime – LTA – Sales Manager, Oscar.Jaime@psm.ansaldoenergia.com

Ian Summerside – Global Product Manager, Ian.summerside@psm.ansaldoenergia.com

Hany Rizkalla – Director, Combustion Engineering, Hany.Rizkalla@psm.ansaldoenergia.com

Scott Keller, PhD – Manager – Airfoils, Upgrades, & Rotors, Scott.Keller@psm.ansaldoenergia.com

About PSM

PSM, Power Systems Mfg., LLC is a full service provider to gas turbine equipped power plants, offering technologically advanced aftermarket turbine components & performance upgrades, parts reconditioning & repair, field services and flexible Long Term Service Agreements for Frame 6B, 7B/E/EA, 9E, 9FA, 7F and 501F. From its headquarters in the United States, and with local execution centers based in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, PSM serves customers around the world.

Products and Services

PSM’s dedicated R&D organization offers quick solutions and long term improvements thanks to research that has produced over 100 patents. PSM develops its own high-technology parts and service solutions to significantly reduce maintenance life-cycle costs by making plant owners’ gas turbines more reliable, flexible and efficient.

PSM’s global Repair, Field Service, Controls and Monitoring & Diagnostic (M&D) capabilities support customers with transactional service needs and offer comprehensive service packages in flexible long-term agreements tailored to each plant. Our Reconditioning capabilities can outperform the OEM on life extension and repair yields.

Combining the agility of an independent company, with the power of a globally focused OEM, PSM has earned its reputation of offering alternatives based on proven technologies and insights. PSM, The Preferred Partner for Service and Innovation.




1440 W. Indiantown Road
Jupiter, FL 33458
United States

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