May 27, 2021

Incomplete Combustion in Coal-fired Power Plants

What is incomplete combustion? When fuel doesn’t burn completely in a coal-fired power plant, the following products of partial or incomplete combustion are formed: Carbon monoxide […]
May 17, 2021

Inside the Matrix: Quick Look at Power Plant Control Systems

For most of us born before 1990, controls or logic diagrams remind us of Indiana Jones trying to decipher some ancient scroll. The language is foreign […]
May 11, 2021

Controlling Total Solids Concentrations

Total Suspended Solids, Total Dissolved Solids, and Total Solids Concentration Throughout various industries, control of water quality is critical to the proper operation of equipment and […]
April 7, 2021

Let’s Talk Energy

 If you are reading this blog, chances are you like to keep up-to-date on the latest trends and information when it comes to Energy (and other […]
March 19, 2021

Energy Storage on the Electric Grid

Electric grid designers and operators increasingly look at energy storage as an essential tool in improving and maintaining grid reliability and flexibility. Energy can be stored […]
March 12, 2021

Water Chemistry: Beans, Beer, and Boilers

Beans, Beer, and Boilers. How water chemistry affects the important things in life. If you’re anything like me (and millions of other people on this beautiful […]
February 8, 2021
Carbon Dioxide

Part 1: Carbon Dioxide Capture – Post Combustion

Greenhouse gases and global warming have, over time, become accepted as the reason for Climate Change. Environmental scientists have concluded that greenhouse gases (GHG) are a […]
January 21, 2021
Two power plant workers with documentation

Upgrading your Plant: Is Vendor Training Enough?

As reported in the revealing and comprehensive 2017 maintenance survey, “Help wanted: More training, equipment upgrades,” published by Plant Engineering[1], equipment upgrades and more maintenance training […]