About Us who we are and what we do
P.J. Schwalbenberg & Associates, Inc. is an independent consulting company with extensive experience in service engineering and repair of steam turbines, reduction gears, compressors, generators, pumps and related equipment. We are former General Electric marine and industrial service engineers with current experience on units made by all major and many of the less common manufacturers.
We have the capability to support your maintenance, inspection, repair, and long-term operational needs. Our services range from on-board, on-site engineering supervision working with your crews or vendors, to full responsibility, turn-key contracts.
We offer the following, specialized services:
- On-board, on-site engineering supervision
- Shop and vendor inspections, quality assurance audits and evaluations
- Full parts support; engineered repairs, rebuilding and custom-made replacement
parts are a specialty.
We can economically supply most turbine and machinery components on a short delivery to meet tight schedules.
- Metallurgical analysis and evaluation
- Failure analysis
- Repair procedure and weld procedure development, certification, and approval by regulatory agencies
- Vibration analysis and in-place dynamic balancing
- Line shaft analysis and alignment
- Training support for operation and maintenance personnel
Our specialty is keeping machinery running Safely, Reliably, and as Economically as practical, and maintaining compliance with the regulatory agencies.
Our principal engineers, Don Maines, Fred Root, Pete Schwalbenberg, Walt Taggart, and Paul Tobin have over 160 years of cumulative experience in service engineering, repair and operation of steam turbines, gears and related machinery.
With our engineering backgrounds and combined experience, we have developed a practical feel for the evaluation of wear and damage to these machines. Our network of supporting specialists in the fields of metallurgy, welding, failure analysis, non-destructive testing and theoretical engineering analysis provides additional support and guidance for our repair procedures and recommendations. Our services are available, around the clock, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week so we can solve your problems without red-tape or delays.
We Work For YouWe do not have affiliations with any manufacturers - when we work for you, we are working solely for your best interests.
Fully InsuredWe are fully insured with general liability, ship repairer's legal liability and worker's compensation policies.
Need more information or assistance?
Please don't hesitate to call us at any time if you need more information or have questions or concerns. We are available 24 hrs/day.