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Shelly Huang

Engineering Consultant

Professional Background

Since joining HRL in 2019, Shelly has been involved in a wide range of projects including power plant inspection, pressure equipment inspection of utility infrastructure in various industries, performance tests of steam turbine and rotary gas air heater (GAH), combustion tuning and Risk-Based Inspection Program (RBI) of combined cycle power plants.

Areas of expertise

  • Risk-based Inspection Program
  • Plant performance assessment and process optimisation
  • Condition assessment of pressure equipment and plant components
  • Process design and technology evaluation
  • Engineering project coordination.

Relevant Project Experience:

PROJECT | Combined Cycle Plant RBI Program Gap Analysis
Role: Process Engineer
Key achievements:

  • Risk assessment on high temperature, high pressure piping system and equipment
  • Identify the gaps of current maintenance and inspection scope
  • Analysis of the operation data for optimising the boiler water chemistry
  • Provide written feedback on inspection documentation and supporting information

PROJECT | GAH/Turbine Performance Test
Role: Performance Engineer
Key achievements:

  • Set up the performance test based on Performance Test Codes
  • Instrument Calibration for data accuracy
  • Test results analysis and assess the steam turbine efficiency
  • GAH leakage assessment

PROJECT | Power Station Major Outages
Client: Alinta Energy LYB PS/Millmerran Power Station
Role: Boiler Inspector
Key achievements:

  • Replication on high energy piping, turbine casing and valves for metallurgical assessment
  • AICIP Inspection of boiler components
  • Visual inspection in the black coal-fired boiler to investigate tube metal loss by erosion
  • NDT investigation of piping and valves


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) Honours Monash University, Clayton
  • Master of Engineering Management, University of Melbourne, Melbourne

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member of Engineers Australia

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