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 13, 2021

Inside the Matrix Part 2: Breaking the Code

In my previous blog, we pulled back the curtain to discuss what a Distributed Control System is and how it works. We looked at the major […]
August 31, 2021

Discontinuing Coal: No consensus among G20 Environment Ministers

The Meeting: A group of 20 wealthy nations developed the communique at a Climate and Energy meeting. This meeting took place in Naples, Italy, on July […]
July 13, 2021

Housekeeping in a Coal Plant is Key

It is neither a secret nor a surprise that coal-fired power generation is fighting an uphill battle. Today holds challenges in nearly every operational area. Prevailing […]
June 29, 2021

Steam Desuperheaters

In most plants, steam generates at a single, high pressure, and where necessary, its pressure reduces. When pressure reduces, steam retains its high temperature. High-temperature steam […]
June 11, 2021

CO2 Capture – Post-Combustion (Part 2)

Greenhouse gases and global warming have, over time, become accepted as the reason for Climate Change.  Environmental scientists have concluded that greenhouse gases (GHG) are a […]
May 27, 2021

Incomplete Combustion in Coal-fired Power Plants

What is incomplete combustion? When fuel doesn’t burn completely in a coal-fired power plant, the following products of partial or incomplete combustion are formed: Carbon monoxide […]
May 17, 2021

Inside the Matrix: Quick Look at Power Plant Control Systems

For most of us born before 1990, controls or logic diagrams remind us of Indiana Jones trying to decipher some ancient scroll. The language is foreign […]
May 11, 2021

Controlling Total Solids Concentrations

Total Suspended Solids, Total Dissolved Solids, and Total Solids Concentration Throughout various industries, control of water quality is critical to the proper operation of equipment and […]