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

Qualifications of Operating Personnel in the Power Industry

November 9, 2018
Typical Gas Turbine Power Plant in California

Controllable Loss Monitors

The largest single cost of operation of a power plant is fuel, and the amount of fuel burned is affected directly by the efficiency of the […]
November 5, 2018
Industrial Power Plant with Smokestack

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 […]
October 26, 2018

Oilers Used for Prevention of Surface Corrosion

Metal production ultimately requires exposure of an untreated surface to the corrosive oxygen and humidity in our atmosphere. To prevent surface corrosion, oil is frequently applied […]
October 19, 2018
Power Plant Settling Pond Water Purification

Water Purification to Improve Water Quality for Power Plant Operations

Most of the current power plants in the US were built in the 40s, 50s and 60s.  Water is extremely important in making electricity; mainly as […]
October 9, 2018
Industrial Utility Plant at Night

Protecting Equipment from Cold Weather

As winter weather approaches, operators and plant management must remain vigilant in preventing freezing of their equipment.  Frozen piping systems can result in ruptures and leaks […]
October 1, 2018
Rendered image of a power plant control room

How to Purchase an Effective Operator Training Simulator?

Arguably, most power industry professionals would agree that the best way to train and qualify control room operators is through implementing performance-based training that integrates a […]
September 25, 2018
Engineer wearing hard hat and safety vest, using radio to communicate with power plant operators.

Cyberattack on U.S. Energy Sector

The Department of Homeland Security identifies 16 critical infrastructure sectors which are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction “would have […]
September 21, 2018
Workers in control room engaged in power plant operator training

Introducing the FCS YouTube Channel

The FCS YouTube channel provides highlights of training conducted by our world-class Instructors.  Our first video is a discussion of typical GE main stop valves, presented […]