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Donald W. Osborne Jr. Donald W. Osborne, Jr. serves as the moderator of the Reliability Monitoring ⁄ Instrumentation & Troubleshooting forum. Mr. Osborne brings over 35 years of experience in various aspects of Maintenance Engineering to his role as moderator. He is currently a turbine consultant at Mechtell, specializing in issues related to diaphragm⁄blade ring alignment, coupling alignments, horizontal joint mapping, cylinder distortion measurements, bearing and shaft profiling, vibration analysis and root cause analysis. Prior to joining Mechtell, Mr. Osborne held various plant- and corporate-level engineering positions with Duke Energy and Duke Power, specializing in reliability, performance and related instrumentation and diagnostics. Specific expertise includes:

  • Turbine outage planning and direction, damage assessment, repair process, NDE, TG Startup and Commissioning
  • Fabrication technical oversight for major turbine⁄generator repairs and refurbishment, Turbine⁄Generator Root Cause Analysis
  • Procedure writing for specific turbine maintenance activities, broad industry contact base (GE, Siemens and Westinghouse Turbines)
  • Turbine/Generator vibration analysis and balancing, turbine⁄generator measurement & alignment

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