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 17, 2020
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Challenges Facing the Power Industry

Today’s power industry is facing many more challenges than even, say, 10 years ago.  For instance, many expect the Power Industry to lose a significant portion […]
August 26, 2020
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The Importance of Operating with Proper Furnace Draft

Most power plant boilers have balanced draft furnaces. This means there is a fan (or fans) that supplies combustion air to the boiler furnace, known as […]
August 7, 2020
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Fidelity: Low vs. High Fidelity Graphics

Graphic software, style, and usage have changed over the past few decades.  It is important that facilities adapt and continually update graphics to enhance learning and […]
July 27, 2020
Novel Coronavirus

Powering Through the Pandemic

The novel coronavirus, Covid-19, approaches 6 months since it was first detected in the United States and likely 9-12 months since the first global cases were […]
July 13, 2020
Man checking control panels

Watchstanding Principles Part 1: Focus on the Basics.

At 18-years-old, I had no clue what watchstanding was, let alone watchstanding principles.   My only work experience before joining the Navy? Working at the drive-thru […]
June 29, 2020
Power generation plant with smokestack and blue sky

Net-Zero Emissions? What does it mean?

Net-Zero emissions have become a buzz phrase used by Presidential Candidates, state governments, and utilities as a goal to be achieved in the not too distant […]
June 15, 2020
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Anniversary Celebration: 25 years of FCS

FCS is celebrating its 25th anniversary! The Beginning of FCS It is surprising to me that 25 years have passed since the founders including Michael McClintock […]
June 12, 2020
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Online: Meeting Your Training Needs

Your staff may require training, perhaps to meet an annual certification requirement. But, what do you when it isn’t possible to gather everyone in a classroom? Luckily, […]