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

Qualifications of Operating Personnel in the Power Industry

August 11, 2022

Big Ten and Friends Utility Conference

At the end of May, Fossil Consulting Services (FCS) President Jason Enge and Senior Specialist Alex Filar attended the Big Ten and Friends Utility Conference. The […]
August 2, 2022

Ambient Factors Conditions and Combustion Turbine Performance

Combustion turbine performance changes with ambient air conditions. Ambient conditions are the dominant cause of changes from the design reference conditions. Combustion turbine performance is rated […]
July 25, 2022

The Argument for a Qualification Standard for your Power Plant

A well-developed and managed qualification standard (qualification program) is essential to ensuring safe and efficient operations of any power plant. The need for an investment in […]
June 13, 2022

Understanding Valve Symbols in FDs and P&IDs

Power Plants and Process Facilities have millions of moving parts and diagrams show how they work. Few parts are more important than valves. A valve controls […]
June 6, 2022

Combustion Turbine: Glossary of Terms

Often, we find ourselves questioning what a term means in a manual, procedure, or even in conversation. And when we look up these terms via a […]
May 24, 2022
EVs Charging

Can the U.S. Grid support EVs?

EVs and the U.S. Grid Electric Vehicles are becoming more and more popular mainly because people feel they are saving the environment.  But is this true?  […]
May 9, 2022

Acid Gas

What is Acid Gas? Acid gas is a mixture of hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide, with small amounts of hydrocarbon gases and usually water vapor (according to Science Direct). […]
April 27, 2022

District Energy: What is it?

District energy commonly refers to generating and distributing steam, electricity, and/or chilled water from a centrally located plant. While not all District Energy plants supply the […]