COAL POWER Direct [June 10, 2015]

Ten Advanced Combustion Systems That Are Getting the Government's Backing

Ten projects selected on June 8 to receive funding through the National Energy Technology Laboratory's (NETL's) Advanced Combustion Systems Program could lower costs and improve the performance of combustion systems…

Typical Causes of Slagging and Fouling Problems in Boilers

Boiler slagging and fouling, and the resulting frequent operation of sootblowers, are some of the major operations and maintenance factors that can negatively affect power plant reliability and efficiency. Boiler…

Alaska Gets a (Sort-of) New Coal Plant

Golden Valley Electric Association in Healy, Alaska, has fired up a refurbished 50-MW coal plant that has been idle for the past 16 years. Crews from the rural electric cooperative…

Women Are Essential to a Thriving Power Generation Sector

With the increasing number of technical and economic changes affecting the power industry, the value of women in the workforce has never been higher. This follow-up to our 2008 special…

EPA Takes Action to Eliminate Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction Emissions Exemptions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a state implementation plan (SIP) call action to 36 states directing them to correct specific startup, shutdown, and malfunction provisions in their SIPs…

Optical Gas Imaging Camera Offers Hydrogen Leak Detection Solution

The operation of an electric power generator produces large amounts of heat that must be removed to maintain efficiency. Depending on the rated capacity of the generator, it might be air-cooled