October 12, 2017
Engineer in a coal power plant control room in front of DCS screens

Qualifications of Operating Personnel in the Power Industry

March 11, 2019
Techs Repairing Power Poles

Arc Flash Training

A Personal Story In my career in the power utility business I have had many different jobs. In the winter of 1981-82, in the wake of […]
March 1, 2019

Coal Blending to Maintain Competitiveness

Coal-fired generating stations receive and burn millions of tons of coal per year. The cost of this coal is the single largest operating expense of a […]
February 7, 2019

FCS New Office Location

After over a decade in our previous location, FCS has “pulled roots” and moved to its new location on Twin Knolls Road in Columbia, Maryland. Although […]
January 21, 2019
Power Plant Settling Pond Water Purification

Water Purity has Reached New Limits!

Processes Power Plants, Steel Plants, Petroleum Plants, Paper Mills, so on and so forth; all depend on the processes that define what they are producing. Each […]
January 2, 2019

Modifying Conventional Power Plants for a Changing Industry

As renewable energy is becoming more prevalent in the power sector, conventional thermal plants must evolve to remain profitable and avoid closure. Modifications to these existing […]
December 3, 2018
Power Station at Dusk

Part 3 of Series: Level Control and Feedwater Heater Problems

This is the third and final blog in a three-part series about identifying issues with feedwater heaters. The series discusses why feedwater heaters are important to […]
November 29, 2018
Rendered image of a power plant control room

Control Room Operator Training

A control room operator, with a tuned control system, can have a major impact on maintaining and improving power plant performance and reliability. Today’s advanced DCS […]
November 26, 2018
B&W Industrial Plant

Part 2 of Series: Determining the Health of Feedwater Heaters

This is the second blog in a three-part series about identifying issues with feedwater heaters. The series discusses why feedwater heaters are important to efficient plant […]