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

Qualifications of Operating Personnel in the Power Industry

October 30, 2020
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BES Stability: Impacts of Increased Solar and Wind Generation

As solar and wind generation sources increase their penetration into the bulk electric system (BES), the overall reliability of the BES may be impacted.  One aspect […]
October 14, 2020
Air Cooled Condenser

The ABCs of ACCs and ZLD: Air Cooled Condensers have an important role in Zero Liquid Discharge installations

In March 2020, FCS published a blog introducing the fundamentals of Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) solutions to wastewater management. Today, we would like to delve deeper […]
September 30, 2020

Alternatives to Solar Photovoltaics

Two of the most popular forms of renewable energy are wind and solar.  While nearly everyone has seen a photovoltaic solar cell on a rooftop or […]
September 17, 2020
Two Oil and Gas Workers in front of Combined Cycle Plant piping

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 […]