Understanding the function, purpose, and theory behind power plant systems and the technology used generate electricity is vital to safe and reliable operation of power generation facilities.

July 13, 2021

Housekeeping in a Coal Plant is Key

It is neither a secret nor a surprise that coal-fired power generation is fighting an uphill battle. Today holds challenges in nearly every operational area. Prevailing […]
June 29, 2021

Steam Desuperheaters

In most plants, steam generates at a single, high pressure, and where necessary, its pressure reduces. When pressure reduces, steam retains its high temperature. High-temperature steam […]
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 […]
October 14, 2020
Air Cooled Condenser

The ABCs of ACCs and ZLD: Air Cooled Condensers have an important role in Zero Liquid Discharge installations

In March 2020, FCS published a blog introducing the fundamentals of Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) solutions to wastewater management. Today, we would like to delve deeper […]
August 5, 2019
Solar Energy Panels and Dish

Solar-Electrical Conversion and Land Use

April 24, 2019
Clarifier Diagram

Clarifiers

Why Do We Need Clarifiers? With increasing world population and advances in the industry, demand for quality water also continues to increase.  As with most other […]
November 29, 2018

Control Room Operator Training

A control room operator, with a tuned control system, can have a major impact on maintaining and improving power plant performance and reliability. Today’s advanced DCS […]
November 9, 2018
Gas Turbine Power Plant

Controllable Loss Monitors

The largest single cost of operation of a power plant is fuel, and the amount of fuel burned is affected directly by the efficiency of the […]