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June 11, 2021

CO2 Capture – Post-Combustion (Part 2)

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 […]
May 27, 2021

Incomplete Combustion in Coal-fired Power Plants

What is incomplete combustion? When fuel doesn’t burn completely in a coal-fired power plant, the following products of partial or incomplete combustion are formed: Carbon monoxide […]
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 […]
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 […]
September 17, 2020
Two Oil and Gas Workers in front of Combined Cycle Plant piping

Challenges Facing the Power Industry

Today’s power industry is facing many more challenges than even, say, 10 years ago.  For instance, many expect the Power Industry to lose a significant portion […]
August 26, 2020
Furnace Draft wider shot

The Importance of Operating with Proper Furnace Draft

Most power plant boilers have balanced draft furnaces. This means there is a fan (or fans) that supplies combustion air to the boiler furnace, known as […]
July 13, 2020
Man checking control panels

Watchstanding Principles Part 1: Focus on the Basics.

At 18-years-old, I had no clue what watchstanding was, let alone watchstanding principles.   My only work experience before joining the Navy? Working at the drive-thru […]