September 16, 2022

Is Flyash Dangerous?

Flyash: A result of Burning Coal Today about half of the energy produced in the U.S. is generated from burning coal. As a result, several byproducts […]
September 12, 2022

Microgrid and District Energy: The Future of Electricity?

In my previous blog, I described District Energy and explored some of its uses. Now I’m going to look at the microgrid and modern power grid’s […]
August 26, 2022

Creating Pig Iron for Casting

In producing steel from iron ore and/or scrap, impurities such as nitrogen, silicon, phosphorus, sulfur, and excess carbon are removed from the raw iron ore. This […]
August 11, 2022

Big Ten and Friends Utility Conference

At the end of May, Fossil Consulting Services (FCS) President Jason Enge and Senior Specialist Alex Filar attended the Big Ten and Friends Utility Conference. The […]
August 2, 2022

Ambient Factors Conditions and Combustion Turbine Performance

Combustion turbine performance changes with ambient air conditions. Ambient conditions are the dominant cause of changes from the design reference conditions. Combustion turbine performance is rated […]
July 25, 2022

The Argument for a Qualification Standard for your Power Plant

A well-developed and managed qualification standard (qualification program) is essential to ensuring safe and efficient operations of any power plant. The need for an investment in […]
June 13, 2022

Understanding Valve Symbols in FDs and P&IDs

Power Plants and Process Facilities have millions of moving parts and diagrams show how they work. Few parts are more important than valves. A valve controls […]
June 6, 2022

Combustion Turbine: Glossary of Terms

Often, we find ourselves questioning what a term means in a manual, procedure, or even in conversation. And when we look up these terms via a […]