November 5, 2018
Smog on a city bridge

The Dangers of NOx: Nitrogen Pollution from Fossil Fuel Combustion

Fossil fuel combustion creates numerous harmful products.  When these products are released to the environment, they endanger both humans and the environment.  One class of environmentally […]
August 28, 2018
Pile of coal

Characteristics of Coal

What is Coal? The word coal describes many different types of rocklike materials, which contain complex hydrocarbons and organic compounds in varying mixtures. It is important […]
May 21, 2018
Two Oil and Gas Workers in front of Combined Cycle Plant piping

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Your Facility

The most important part of any facility’s technical documentation must come in the form of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).  Operator error is the most common type of […]
February 22, 2018
Exterior view of cooling tower building

Condenser Water, Cooling Towers and Legionnaires’ Disease

What is Legionnaires’ Disease? Legionnaires’ disease is a caused by bacterium known as Legionella. The disease spreads when people inhale water droplets that contain the bacteria. […]
November 20, 2017
Engineer wearing hard hat and safety vest, using radio to communicate with power plant operators.

OSHA VPP and Industrial Facilities

For Industrial Safety, there is no greater recognition than the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star status. The purpose of OSHA VPP Statuses is to “recognize […]
October 24, 2017
Silhouette of Engineers Shaking Hands in front of High Voltage Power Lines

Health and Safety at Power Plants

Health and Safety at Power Plants has minimized work place injuries over the last decade. Where Health and Safety were taboo and looked down on in […]