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March 24, 2020
Industrial Plant at Night

ZLD: Zero Liquid Discharge

Why ZLD? Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) is increasingly becoming a solution to wastewater management at power plants. Stricter environmental regulations, public perception, and water shortages are […]
March 2, 2020
Power Plant Fire

Up in flames: Is a fire at your facility imminent?

An industrial fire.  Our regularly scheduled program halts due to massive pillars of smoke, red lights and sirens, and massive explosions.  While they aren’t that common, […]
January 9, 2020
Coal Power Plant Ash Pond System

Ash Ponds: Supplanting and Upgrading

Why do Ash Ponds need to be retired? There is a nationwide push for the retirement of ash ponds. Since the need for ash storage remains, […]
September 12, 2019
Man checking control panels

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
Coal versus Natural Gas

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 (those born after WWII, 1946-1964) entered the […]
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 […]