Employee and equipment safety is the number one priority in plant operations and maintenance.

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 […]
August 22, 2019
Flow chart of FCS' Approach to Power Plant Training

The FCS Difference: Training for Power Generation and Process Plants

March 11, 2019
Techs Repairing Power Poles

Arc Flash Training

A Personal Story In my career in the power utility business I have had many different jobs. In the winter of 1981-82, in the wake of […]
October 9, 2018

Protecting Equipment from Cold Weather

As winter weather approaches, operators and plant management must remain vigilant in preventing freezing of their equipment.  Frozen piping systems can result in ruptures and leaks […]
September 25, 2018

Cyberattack on U.S. Energy Sector

The Department of Homeland Security identifies 16 critical infrastructure sectors which are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction “would have […]
August 20, 2018
Workers in control room engaged in power plant operator training

Watchstanding Principles: Standing an Active, Thoughtful Watch

When shift changeover happens and the off-going crew leaves, does the oncoming shift have a plan for the shift?  If a procedure is in progress, does […]
March 1, 2018
Electrician with PPE engaged in power plant training

Power Plant Arc Flash Training

Do you need an Arc Flash Power Plant Training Program at your facility? Probably. The harder questions to answer usually include: Who should be trained? What […]
February 22, 2018

Condenser Water, Cooling Towers and Legionnaires’ Disease

What is Legionnaires’ Disease? Legionnaires’ disease is a caused by bacterium known as Legionella. The disease spreads when people inhale water droplets that contain the bacteria. […]