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

Qualifications of Operating Personnel in the Power Industry

May 17, 2019
Two Oil and Gas Workers in front of Combined Cycle Plant piping

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 […]
April 24, 2019
Settling Pond


Clarifiers are a secondary, yet paramount process in power plants. Clarifiers improve the water quality generated by the primary processes. The process allows for safe and proper disposal of the wastewater generated by other functions of the plant. Owners and operators of power plants should be aware of this system, how it works, how to operate it and safety precautions.
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, […]
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 […]
January 21, 2019
Power Plant Settling Pond Water Purification

Water Purity has Reached New Limits!

Processes Power Plants, Steel Plants, Petroleum Plants, Paper Mills, so on and so forth; all depend on the processes that define what they are producing. Each […]
January 2, 2019

Modifying Conventional Power Plants for a Changing Industry

As renewable energy is becoming more prevalent in the power sector, conventional thermal plants must evolve to remain profitable and avoid closure. Modifications to these existing […]