Frank Perkins

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Manufacturing Technology Faculty
Primary Department:
 Phone: 623.935.8418
 Location: WestMEC SW A-216
Monday: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Tuesday: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Wednesday: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Thursday: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm


Masters of Business Administration
University of Phoenix
Bachlor of Science Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Western Washington University
Associate of Arts University Transfer Degree
Skagit Valley Community College

Frank Perkins has worked in the commercial electric power industry since 1993 following 10 years of Naval service as a Nuclear Machinist Mate on board aircraft carriers.  He started as an Outside Operator and worked his way up to Director.  While the majority of his industry experience is natural gas fired combined-cycle power generation, Frank has also worked in coal fired generation, geothermal generation, and nuclear generation.  He has worked in Operations, Maintenance, and Management.  His last project before joining Estrella Mountain Community College was building, commissioning, and managing the St Charles Energy Center, a 725 MW combined-cycle power plant located in southern Maryland.

Frank is a licensed First Grade Engineer through the Maryland Department of Labor, an Industrial Water Operator 2 through the Maryland Department of the Environment, and a Hydroelectric Machinery Mechanic Journeyman through the US Department of Labor.

Publications & Intellectual Contributions 

Frank received two Best Practices Awards for safety and design from the Combustion Turbine Operators Task Force and a Technology Transfer Award for a R(0) compressor blade study for GE 7FA gas turbines from the Electric Power Research Institute.  He also has two published articles in Combined Cycle Journal 1Q/2009 Pg. 30 "Remote operation of ZLD flush valves protects against burns" and Pg. 54 "Eliminating outages caused by potential-transformer failures." Both written as submissions for Best Practices Awards.

Classes Current Teaching
Name Title Term Days Times/Dates
PPT120 View class details for Energy Industry Fundamentals (PPT120)Energy Industry Fundamentals SPR19 TR 5:30pm - 6:45pm
JAN 22 - MAY 10
PPT210 View class details for Valve Maintenance II (PPT210)Valve Maintenance II SPR19 MW 9:00am - 10:15am
JAN 14 - MAY 10
PPT213 View class details for Pumps II (PPT213)Pumps II SPR19 MW 10:30am - 11:45am
JAN 14 - MAY 10
PPT202 View class details for Power Plant Systems I (PPT202)Power Plant Systems I FAL19 TR 4:30pm - 5:45pm
AUG 20 - DEC 13