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 […]
October 1, 2018
Rendered image of a power plant control room

How to Purchase an Effective Operator Training Simulator?

Arguably, most power industry professionals would agree that the best way to train and qualify control room operators is through implementing performance-based training that integrates a […]
September 25, 2018
Engineer wearing hard hat and safety vest, using radio to communicate with power plant operators.

Cyberattack on U.S. Energy Sector

The Department of Homeland Security identifies 16 critical infrastructure sectors which are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction “would have […]
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 […]
September 20, 2018

Technology Transfer

What is Technology Transfer for FCS? People often ask about what FCS means when we talk about technology transfer; specifically, how does it differ from training.  […]
September 4, 2018
Silhouette of Engineers Shaking Hands in front of High Voltage Power Lines

Electric Grid Reliability and Resiliency

What are grid reliability and grid resiliency? Most of us understand grid reliability to be the ability of the power system to deliver electricity in the […]
August 28, 2018

Characteristics of Coal

What is Coal? The word coal describes many different types of rocklike materials, which contain complex hydrocarbons and organic compounds in varying mixtures. It is important […]
August 20, 2018
Experienced Power Plant Worker with Valve for Training

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 […]