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
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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 […]
January 14, 2021

Watchstanding Principles – As featured in Power Magazine

Periodically throughout the year, each of us at Fossil Consulting Services contributes a post to our blog.  This allows us to present information on topics we […]
January 6, 2021
Ice Safety Diagram

Induced Draft Cooling Tower Cold Weather Operations

When operating induced draft cooling towers during cold weather (wet bulb temperature less than 32°F), one of the prime considerations is the prevention of icing of […]
December 22, 2020
wind and solar energy

The Cost of Going Green. Does the push for renewable energy sources make sense?

Early in American history scientists and naturalists grew concerned that America, and the world, were using natural resources faster than they could be replenished.  Largely because […]
December 16, 2020
Joe Biden

Biden’s Energy Plan

This blog article will explore President-Elect Joe Biden’s energy sector goals for his administration.  This is important for us in the Energy industry so we understand […]
October 30, 2020
Field of electrical lines

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 […]