October 9, 2018
Industrial Utility Plant at Night

Protecting Equipment from Cold Weather

As winter weather approaches, operators and plant management must remain vigilant in preventing freezing of their equipment.  Frozen piping systems can result in ruptures and leaks […]
September 21, 2018
Workers in control room engaged in power plant operator training

Introducing the FCS YouTube Channel

The FCS YouTube channel provides highlights of training conducted by our world-class Instructors.  Our first video is a discussion of typical GE main stop valves, presented […]
August 6, 2018
Solar Panels in Sunlight for Power Generation

Thermal Energy Storage Systems

Thermal Energy Storage Systems are used to collect thermal energy and use that the energy at a later time for heating, cooling, or power generation.  These […]
June 12, 2018
Silhouette of Engineers Shaking Hands in front of High Voltage Power Lines

Emissions Targets and De-Carbonization Drive

In August of 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) put into effect a Clean Power Plan (CPP) as an emission guideline for states to follow in […]
April 6, 2018
Workers in control room engaged in power plant operator training

Power Plant Training Simulator Benefits

Power plant training simulators are an extremely valuable tool in the power generation industry. They are by far the best way to train and qualify incumbent […]
January 29, 2018
Two Oil and Gas Workers in front of Combined Cycle Plant piping

Maintenance Training and Qualification Programs

When most think of qualifications at power plants, their minds usually turn toward power plant operations training. However, it is important not to lose sight of […]
October 12, 2017
Engineer in a coal power plant control room in front of DCS screens

Qualifications of Operating Personnel in the Power Industry

October 4, 2017
Solar Panels in Sunlight for Power Generation

Intermittent Renewables and Pumped Storage Facilities

As more intermittent renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, are added to the electric grid, pumped storage facilities are vital to stabilization of the […]