Keeping up-to-date on the latest industry operational developments and news ensures your facility will remain competitive and efficient.

September 12, 2019

Strict Compliance to Approved Procedures

I am always perplexed when I visit a site that does not enforce strict compliance with approved procedures.   From the Physical Plant Operations Handbook: “Without rules […]
September 5, 2019

Natural Gas or Coal? Both.

May 29, 2019
Water Pipe

Condensate-Induced Water Hammer

Condensate-induced water hammer is an extremely dangerous phenomenon and operators should be trained to ensure they fully understand. Water hammer occurs when water in a pipe […]
May 17, 2019
Experienced Power Plant Worker with Valve for Training

The Aging Workforce

Many expect the Power Industry to lose a significant portion of its workforce in the very near future. Baby boomers born after WWII, between 1946 and 1964, […]
March 27, 2019
Power Station at Dusk

Co-Firing Natural Gas and Coal

When considering modifying an existing coal-fired boiler to burn natural gas, it is usually in terms of a complete changeover of fuels. In some cases, it […]
March 1, 2019

Coal Blending to Maintain Competitiveness

Coal-fired generating stations receive and burn millions of tons of coal per year. The cost of this coal is the single largest operating expense of a […]
January 21, 2019
Settling Pond

Water Purity has Reached New Limits!

Processes Power Plants, Steel Plants, Petroleum Plants, Paper Mills, so on and so forth; all depend on the processes that define what they are producing. Each […]
January 2, 2019
Coal Power Plant at Dusk with smokestacks

Modifying Conventional Power Plants for a Changing Industry

As renewable energy is becoming more prevalent in the power sector, conventional thermal plants must evolve to remain profitable and avoid closure. Modifications to these existing […]