August 26, 2022

Creating Pig Iron for Casting

In producing steel from iron ore and/or scrap, impurities such as nitrogen, silicon, phosphorus, sulfur, and excess carbon are removed from the raw iron ore. This […]
May 9, 2022

Acid Gas

What is Acid Gas? Acid gas is a mixture of hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide, with small amounts of hydrocarbon gases and usually water vapor (according to Science Direct). […]
December 29, 2021

Waste Heat: Alternative Uses

In this article, we will discuss waste heat. The process of burning fuel in a boiler to generate steam has many inefficiencies.  The Rankine cycle itself […]
October 11, 2021

Setting SMART Training Goals

Setting SMART goals is a critical step in the development of any training program. What is the point of the training program if it doesn’t have […]
May 11, 2021

Controlling Total Solids Concentrations

Total Suspended Solids, Total Dissolved Solids, and Total Solids Concentration Throughout various industries, control of water quality is critical to the proper operation of equipment and […]
July 15, 2019
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Tiered Approach to Complex Training Requirements

Power plants and other complex industrial facilities require extensive initial training for new operators and technicians. For some, this can be a daunting experience due to […]
March 27, 2019
Power Station at Dusk

Co-Firing Natural Gas and Coal

When considering modifying an existing coal-fired boiler to burn natural gas, it is usually in terms of a complete changeover of fuels. In some cases, it […]
September 25, 2018
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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 […]