May 27, 2021

Incomplete Combustion in Coal-fired Power Plants

What is incomplete combustion? When fuel doesn’t burn completely in a coal-fired power plant, the following products of partial or incomplete combustion are formed: Carbon monoxide […]
January 6, 2021
Ice Safety Diagram

Induced Draft Cooling Tower Cold Weather Operations

When operating induced draft cooling towers during cold weather (wet bulb temperature less than 32°F), one of the prime considerations is the prevention of icing of […]
August 26, 2020
Furnace Draft wider shot

The Importance of Operating with Proper Furnace Draft

Most power plant boilers have balanced draft furnaces. This means there is a fan (or fans) that supplies combustion air to the boiler furnace, known as […]
April 29, 2020

Supercritical CO2 and the Allam-Fetvedt Power Cycle

As the US population continues to rise and the regulatory belt continues to tighten around emissions, power plant owners and operators must continue to look toward […]
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 […]