March 10, 2023

Understanding VARs (without using math)

(This article was originally published on 6/25/2018 as “VARs Explained in 300 Words, Without Equations or Vector Analysis.” Some edits have been made.) In my experience […]
February 17, 2023

NOX Reduction in Combustion Turbines

The combustion of fossil fuels has a significant impact on the environment. Products such as carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), oxides of nitrogen (NOX), oxides […]
January 20, 2023

Liquid Glass: The characteristics of Laminar Flow

Have you ever looked at flowing water, and it almost looks like glass because it is flowing so smoothly? That is called Laminar Flow. This flowing […]
October 26, 2022

Mercury Emissions Reduction

Mercury and Air Toxins Standards (MATS) An undesirable byproduct of the burning of coal is mercury emissions. On average, elemental mercury constitutes approximately 0.17 ppm of […]
August 11, 2022

Big Ten and Friends Utility Conference

At the end of May, Fossil Consulting Services (FCS) President Jason Enge and Senior Specialist Alex Filar attended the Big Ten and Friends Utility Conference. The […]
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 […]
May 24, 2022
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Can the U.S. Grid support EVs?

EVs and the U.S. Grid Electric Vehicles are becoming more and more popular mainly because people feel they are saving the environment.  But is this true?  […]