May 17, 2021

Inside the Matrix: Quick Look at Power Plant Control Systems

For most of us born before 1990, controls or logic diagrams remind us of Indiana Jones trying to decipher some ancient scroll. The language is foreign […]
March 12, 2021

Water Chemistry: Beans, Beer, and Boilers

Beans, Beer, and Boilers. How water chemistry affects the important things in life. If you’re anything like me (and millions of other people on this beautiful […]
January 14, 2021

Watchstanding Principles – As featured in Power Magazine

Periodically throughout the year, each of us at Fossil Consulting Services contributes a post to our blog.  This allows us to present information on topics we […]
December 22, 2020
wind and solar energy

The Cost of Going Green. Does the push for renewable energy sources make sense?

Early in American history scientists and naturalists grew concerned that America, and the world, were using natural resources faster than they could be replenished.  Largely because […]
July 13, 2020
Man checking control panels

Watchstanding Principles Part 1: Focus on the Basics.

At 18-years-old, I had no clue what watchstanding was, let alone watchstanding principles.   My only work experience before joining the Navy? Working at the drive-thru […]
March 2, 2020
Power Plant Fire

Up in flames: Is a fire at your facility imminent?

An industrial fire.  Our regularly scheduled program halts due to massive pillars of smoke, red lights and sirens, and massive explosions.  While they aren’t that common, […]
September 30, 2019
Image of power plant documentation with worker in hard hat

Is Inadequate Training Costing you Money?

Ask anyone in management what their biggest challenges are, and you’ll likely hear the same few answers:   “Equipment downtime and maintenance costs” ”The cost of […]