January 9, 2020
Coal Power Plant Ash Pond System

Ash Ponds: Supplanting and Upgrading

Why do Ash Ponds need to be retired? There is a nationwide push for the retirement of ash ponds. Since the need for ash storage remains, […]
August 5, 2019
Solar Energy Panels and Dish

Solar-Electrical Conversion and Land Use

April 24, 2019
Clarifier Diagram

Clarifiers

Why Do We Need Clarifiers? With increasing world population and advances in the industry, demand for quality water also continues to increase.  As with most other […]
January 2, 2019
Coal Power Plant at Dusk with smokestacks

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 […]
October 9, 2018
Ice forming of a pipe

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

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 […]