Michael P. McHale
Co-Founder of MIEAA and President of McHale and Associates, Inc.
Mr. McHale founded McHale and Associates, Inc. in 1995. He has over 30 years of experience in performance testing, thermal analysis, and instrumentation and has developed thermal test monitoring and analysis software including programs for conducting performance tests of power plants, long term plant performance monitoring, plant economic optimization, thermal vacuum tests of space vehicles, thermal control systems, and aircraft electronics testing. The analysis includes the development of performance test models, thermo-economic optimizers, as well as finite difference and finite element heat transfer, and fluid flow numerical simulations. Instrumentation and control system experience includes specification and review of pressure, thermal, and flow transducers for various projects.
Mr. McHale is a member and former Chair of the ASME Performance Test Codes Standards Committee, Chair of PTC 1 General Instructions, a member of ASME PTC 4.4 Gas Turbine Heat Recovery Steam Generators, a member of ASME PTC 46 Overall Plant Performance, a former member of ASME MFC Measurement of Fluid Flow in Closed Conduits, and the founding Chair and current member of ASME PTC 6.2 Steam Turbines in Combined Cycles. Mr. McHale has completed coursework towards an MSME, at the University of Washington and has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington where he graduated Suma Cum Laude. Mr. McHale is the 2018 recipient of the ASME Performance Test Codes Medal.