October 26, 2018

Oilers Used for Prevention of Surface Corrosion

Metal production ultimately requires exposure of an untreated surface to the corrosive oxygen and humidity in our atmosphere. To prevent surface corrosion, oil is frequently applied […]
August 20, 2018
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Watchstanding Principles: Standing an Active, Thoughtful Watch

When shift changeover happens and the off-going crew leaves, does the oncoming shift have a plan for the shift?  If a procedure is in progress, does […]
July 20, 2018
Older worker teaching younger worker as part of a Power Plant Training Program

The Path to Better Maintenance Qualifications & Procedures

I recently saw a poster in a buddy’s garage that said, “Every 20-minute job is a broken bolt away from becoming a 3-day ordeal” and I […]
June 4, 2018

Cooling Tower Factors: Dry & Wet Bulb Temperature, Range, and Approach

When asked, most operators will provide the purpose of a cooling tower: to reduce the temperature of water to the lowest practicable point.  Pressed on the […]
June 4, 2018

Cooling Tower Factors: Temperature, Range & Approach

When asked, most operators will provide the purpose of a cooling tower: to reduce the temperature of water to the lowest practicable point.  Pressed on the […]
April 13, 2018
Older worker teaching younger worker as part of a Power Plant Training Program

Cost-Benefit of Training

District energy, process or power plants must operate at the lowest practicable cost to maintain the broadest profit margin. Somewhat contrary to this mandate, when the […]
February 9, 2018
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Knowledge Transfer is Critical in Power Plant Training

An industry proverb tells the story of retired mechanic who once maintained a specialized machine. When the machine wouldn’t start, no one knew how to fix […]
November 2, 2017
Workers in control room engaged in power plant operator training

Human Performance Improvement

Most organizations continue to “get by” with the way things are, accepting things as “the way we’ve always done it.” This is because performance improvement will […]