October 12, 2017
Engineer in a coal power plant control room in front of DCS screens

Qualifications of Operating Personnel in the Power Industry

September 30, 2019
Image of power plant documentation with worker in hard hat

Is Inadequate Training Costing you Money?

Ask anyone in management what their biggest challenges are, and you’ll likely hear the same few answers:   “Equipment downtime and maintenance costs” ”The cost of […]
September 12, 2019

Strict Compliance to Approved Procedures

I am always perplexed when I visit a site that does not enforce strict compliance with approved procedures.   From the Physical Plant Operations Handbook: “Without rules […]
September 5, 2019

Natural Gas or Coal? Both.

August 22, 2019
Flow chart of FCS' Approach to Power Plant Training

The FCS Difference: Training for Power Generation and Process Plants

August 5, 2019

Solar-Electrical Conversion and Land Use

July 15, 2019
Teaching in a classroom

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 […]
May 29, 2019
Water Pipe

Condensate-Induced Water Hammer

Condensate-induced water hammer is an extremely dangerous phenomenon and operators should be trained to ensure they fully understand. Water hammer occurs when water in a pipe […]
May 17, 2019
Experienced Power Plant Worker with Valve for Training

The Aging Workforce

Many expect the Power Industry to lose a significant portion of its workforce in the very near future. Baby boomers born after WWII, between 1946 and 1964, […]