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 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 […]
April 14, 2022

SWFGD Primer – Coastal Elite?

Location, Location, Location Location, location, location. This familiar mantra of the real estate business also has a particular application for sulfur dioxide-emitting industries: seawater flue gas […]
April 11, 2022

Generator Operations

Generator Conditions Many large AC generators operate in the bulk electric system (BES), each feeding power to the system.  Each generator must satisfy three conditions in […]
March 2, 2022


How does reverse osmosis work? Osmosis is the spontaneous passage of a liquid from a dilute to a more concentrated solution across a semi-permeable membrane. This […]
February 3, 2022

Inside the Matrix Part 3: Deciphering the Hieroglyphics

REVIEW In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, we discussed the basics of modern microprocessor-based controls and Distributed Control Systems (DCSs). Now that you’ve […]
January 25, 2022

Integrated Turbine-Boiler Control

Rankine Cycle Power Plant Control Room Operators, Supervisors, and Managers must be familiar with integrated turbine-boiler control. All Rankine Cycle plants must coordinate the control of […]