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 21, 2018
Two Oil and Gas Workers in front of Combined Cycle Plant piping

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Your Facility

The most important part of any facility’s technical documentation must come in the form of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).  Operator error is the most common type of […]
May 14, 2018
Industrial Utility Plant at Night

Analyzing Data to Improve Operational Readiness

Collection and analysis of data is key to improving efficiency in power plant operations and thus, maximizing profits. Power plant operators frequently record data on logs […]
May 3, 2018
Engineer wearing hard hat and safety vest, using radio to communicate with power plant operators.

Power Plant Training in Protective Relays

A protective relay activates in the electrical distribution system, sending a trip signal. Switchgear circuit breakers trip. An entire bus is lost. Equipment shuts down. The […]
April 30, 2018
Coal Burning Power Plant Station

Coal Combustion Residual Treatment (CCRT) Facilities

Coal Combustion Residuals (CCRs) are defined by the EPA as “coal ash created when coal is burned by power plants to produce electricity. Coal ash is […]
April 13, 2018
Older worker teaching younger worker as part of a Power Plant Training Program

Cost-Benefit of Training

District energy, process or power plants must operate at the lowest practicable cost to maintain the broadest profit margin. Somewhat contrary to this mandate, when the […]
April 6, 2018
Workers in control room engaged in power plant operator training

Power Plant Training Simulator Benefits

Power plant training simulators are an extremely valuable tool in the power generation industry. They are by far the best way to train and qualify incumbent […]
March 30, 2018
Two power plant workers with documentation

Conduct of Operations Documentation Improves Safety and Efficiency

Conduct of Operations Documentation – what is it, and why does it matter? To start with, let’s take a look at the concept of Conduct of […]
March 16, 2018
Silhouette of Engineers Shaking Hands in front of High Voltage Power Lines

Improve Gas Turbine Facility Operational Readiness and Achieve Business Goals through Training

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