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 […]
January 20, 2022

Overview of Boiler Pressure (Turbine Throttle Pressure) Control

Boiler steam pressure is controlled to maintain the desired throttle pressure at the high pressure (HP) turbine inlet.  The boiler outlet pressure is slightly higher than […]
January 10, 2022

Fossil Consulting Services President Herman Stone Begins Retirement

Co-Founder Herman Stone Begins Retirement Today, Fossil Consulting Services (FCS) announces the retirement of company founder and president Herman Stone. Stone founded FCS in 1995 with […]
December 29, 2021

Waste Heat: Alternative Uses

In this article, we will discuss waste heat. The process of burning fuel in a boiler to generate steam has many inefficiencies.  The Rankine cycle itself […]
December 20, 2021

Happy Holidays from FCS!

Happy Holidays from all of us at FCS! We are thankful for a successful year working with old and new clients. We are looking forward to […]
December 8, 2021
Arc Flash Warning Sign

Arc Flash Training: Site-Specific

A report published in Industrial Safety and Hygiene News estimated that every day in the U.S. there are up to 10 arc flash incidents, which results […]