Brian Hulse is a leading information resource for gas-turbine owner/operators and CCJ ONsite. He has spent his 40+ post-college years dealing with gas turbines from many perspectives—including US Navy, EPC, O&M (owner and third party), asset management, component repair/reverse engineering/manufacture, mobile powerplant packaging, and depot MRO management.
Hulse’s deep technical experience—aero engines such as the FT4, FT8, LM2500, LM6000, and Allison in particular—underpins his work in the development of depot-level work scopes, conduct of root-cause failure analyses, guidance on plant audits and best practices, and as an expert witness.
The six lessons learned profiled here are almost certain to offer one or more ideas on how to improve current O&M practices and promote employee well-being at your plant. Easiest way to reach Hulse is via LinkedIn, where he is incredibly active in sharing valuable information with users.
- Proper O-ring storage promotes leak-tight sealing.
- Case history: Personal cleanliness in the workplace important to good health.
- Clean inlet air at the proper temperature promotes top performance.
- Inspect, maintain hoses to prevent failures, protect personnel.
- How to reduce wear and tear by keeping salt and sodium out of your engine.
- Lube-oil cleanliness critical to long bearing life.