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

Qualifications of Operating Personnel in the Power Industry

July 15, 2019

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

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, […]
April 24, 2019

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 […]
March 27, 2019
Power Station at Dusk

Co-Firing Natural Gas and Coal

When considering modifying an existing coal-fired boiler to burn natural gas, it is usually in terms of a complete changeover of fuels. In some cases, it […]
March 11, 2019
Techs Repairing Power Poles

Arc Flash Training

A Personal Story In my career in the power utility business I have had many different jobs. In the winter of 1981-82, in the wake of […]
March 1, 2019

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 […]
February 7, 2019

FCS New Office Location

After over a decade in our previous location, FCS has “pulled roots” and moved to its new location on Twin Knolls Road in Columbia, Maryland. Although […]