Employee qualifications programs ensure personnel are properly prepared to fill new positions and training keeps new hires and experienced personnel up-to-date on equipment usage and industry best practices.

July 25, 2022

The Argument for a Qualification Standard for your Power Plant

A well-developed and managed qualification standard (qualification program) is essential to ensuring safe and efficient operations of any power plant. The need for an investment in […]
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 […]
January 20, 2022

Overview of Boiler Pressure (Turbine Throttle Pressure) Control

Boiler steam pressure is controlled to maintain the desired throttle pressure at the high pressure (HP) turbine inlet.  The boiler outlet pressure is slightly higher than […]
October 11, 2021

Setting SMART Training Goals

Setting SMART goals is a critical step in the development of any training program. What is the point of the training program if it doesn’t have […]
January 21, 2021
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Upgrading your Plant: Is Vendor Training Enough?

As reported in the revealing and comprehensive 2017 maintenance survey, “Help wanted: More training, equipment upgrades,” published by Plant Engineering[1], equipment upgrades and more maintenance training […]
October 30, 2020
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BES Stability: Impacts of Increased Solar and Wind Generation

As solar and wind generation sources increase their penetration into the bulk electric system (BES), the overall reliability of the BES may be impacted.  One aspect […]
August 7, 2020
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Fidelity: Low vs. High Fidelity Graphics

Graphic software, style, and usage have changed over the past few decades.  It is important that facilities adapt and continually update graphics to enhance learning and […]
June 12, 2020
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Online: Meeting Your Training Needs

Your staff may require training, perhaps to meet an annual certification requirement. But, what do you when it isn’t possible to gather everyone in a classroom? Luckily, […]