COAL POWER Direct [Dec. 9, 2015]

Europe’s New Coal Curtain: Eastern Europe Embraces Coal as Western Europe Deserts It—and Russia Is Still All In

This story is being written as world leaders gather in Paris for the COP-21 climate summit. Much of the reason they are meeting is because of the widespread burning of…

Coal Pulverizer Maintenance Improves Boiler Combustion

Coal pulverizers are the heart of a pulverized coal-fueled boiler. Often, the root causes of nonoptimized combustion lie with the pulverizers. Capacity; reliability; and environmental issues such as slagging

Take These Five Steps Now to Ensure ELG Compliance at Your Power Plant

The first effluent limitation guidelines update since 1982 is game-changing for many U.S. power plants.

Don’t Fear the Clean Power Plan, Chief EPA Lawyer Says

The power sector should view the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) recent drive to tighten regulations on air and water emissions as an opportunity to improve its efficiency and environmental footprint…

Electric Motor and Transformer Maintenance Best Practices

It is true that electric motors and transformers are some of the most dependable pieces of equipment installed at power plants. They can, in many cases, withstand a high level of mistreatment while continuing

Optimize Boiler Combustion Using Improved Flue Gas Measurement

The presence of unburned fuel in a power plant’s ash indicates an inefficient combustion process, as some of the energy in the fuel is being wasted. Unburned fuel also poses a risk to safety; if ignited, an