June 12, 2020
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Online: Meeting Your Training Needs

Your staff may require training, perhaps to meet an annual certification requirement. But, what do you when it isn’t possible to gather everyone in a classroom? Luckily, […]
March 1, 2019
Simple Coal Blending

Coal Blending to Maintain Competitiveness

Coal-fired generating stations receive and burn millions of tons of coal per year. The cost of this coal is the single largest operating expense of a […]
January 15, 2019
Steam and Water Piping in Thermal Power Plant

Part 3 of Series: Level Control and Feedwater Heater Problems

This is the third and final blog in a three-part series about identifying issues with feedwater heaters. The series discusses why feedwater heaters are important to […]
January 2, 2019
Steam and Water Piping in Thermal Power Plant

Part 2 of Series: Determining the Health of Feedwater Heaters

This is the second blog in a three-part series about identifying issues with feedwater heaters. The series discusses why feedwater heaters are important to efficient plant […]
December 3, 2018
Steam and Water Piping in Thermal Power Plant

Part 1 of Series: Why Do Plants Require Feedwater Heaters?

Today’s blog is the first in a three-part series about identifying issues with feedwater heaters. Over the next few weeks, the series will discuss why feedwater […]
September 4, 2018
Field of electrical 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 […]
June 25, 2018
Steam Turbine Generator in a power plant

VARs Explained in 300 Words, Without Equations or Vector Analysis

May 3, 2018
Engineer wearing hard hat and safety vest, using radio to communicate with power plant operators.

Power Plant Training in Protective Relays

A protective relay activates in the electrical distribution system, sending a trip signal. Switchgear circuit breakers trip. An entire bus is lost. Equipment shuts down. The […]