Joseph Byrd has over 3 decades of experience in the power industry, concentrating in the area of turbine-generator controls and operations. He graduated from North Carolina State University in December 1978 with BS in Mechanical Engineering. He began his career in January 1979 as a Field Engineer, and subsequently a Start-Up Engineer with GE and was lead Start-up Engineer on five turbine-generator installations. He left GE in 1986 to consult directly to utilities on control systems calibration and maintenance with MD&A. In June 2008, he formed Joseph F. Byrd, Jr. Inc.
His primary areas of expertise are GE manufactured Large Steam and Mechanical Drive Turbine MHC control systems.
Areas of his expertise include:
• GE manufactured Large Steam Turbine MHC, MKI and MKII EHC control systems (including BWR)
• GE manufactured Medium Steam Turbine MKII EHC and MHC turbine control systems
• GE manufactured Mechanical Drive Turbine MHC and MDT-20 control systems
• Turbine valve hardware and actuators