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.

September 23, 2022

Valve Packing: Understanding Packing for Maintenance

“Valves and actuators make up a small part of a power station – perhaps only two or three percent by capital cost,” according to Power Engineering […]
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 […]
April 14, 2022

SWFGD Primer – Coastal Elite?

Location, Location, Location Location, location, location. This familiar mantra of the real estate business also has a particular application for sulfur dioxide-emitting industries: seawater flue gas […]
November 3, 2021

The Coal Comeback

Fueling the Comeback The seeming pariah of energy generation, coal, is making a comeback. And it’s quite ironic that climate change is a big reason why. […]
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 […]