Webinars

POWER magazine produces webinars on topics of critical importance to the power generation industry. Register to participate in live events, and ask questions, or view the webcasts on-demand.

Making the promise of digitalization real. Helping you unlock your plant’s potential.
April 25 at 2 p.m. ET
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Hosted by: POWER magazine
Sponsored by: Siemens

The success of a business is increasingly determined by how quickly you can react to market forces and make smart decisions based on hard data. That’s obvious—what’s less obvious is how to do this. It’s not enough to simply collect data—it’s important to formulate questions the data can solve….to shift thinking from ‘big data’ to ‘big answers’ and to mine data for outcomes that matter.

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Calibration: process control meets reliability
April 26 at 12 p.m. ET
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Hosted by: POWER magazine
Sponsored by: Beamex

No matter how exotic your control system is, it is only as good as the data you get from your process instrumentation. Still, most power plants have not optimized their calibration processes. Typically, they calibrate too often or not enough, or follow long-established calibration procedures that have not evolved with the changing workforce and technology—any of which can compromise plant safety and reliability.

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Optimizing Level Control for Maximum Reliability and Efficiency in Combined Cycle and Coal Plants
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Hosted by: POWER magazine
Sponsored by: Emerson

The operational realities of power generating units today are vastly different than they were year’s ago. Most units were designed for baseload operation, whereas today they’re being cycled to account for an increased renewable portfolio and low natural gas prices. We’re seeing more equipment failures because of these operating profiles. In year’s past, plants were well staffed, which made it easy to maintain operations. Today, however, staff and expertise are depleted and maintaining plant assets is much more challenging. Having a plan to lead your utility into the future will be more critical than ever to stay up and running. A key component in planning needs to be choosing the right technology for boiler drum and feedwater heater levels.

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Condenser Tube Cleaning: Essential for Reliable Power Generation
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Hosted by: POWER magazine
Sponsored by: CONCO

Maintaining clean condenser tubes is of vital importance for reliable, efficient power generation. Two major problems result from fouled tubes: (1) Loss of heat transfer, and (2) Under-deposit corrosion. Internal tube fouling acts as insulation, interfering with heat transfer and reducing the efficiency of steam condensing, resulting in a lower vacuum (higher pressure) and less efficient steam turbine operation. Under-deposit corrosion of tube material can result in through-wall leaks, bringing contaminants into the high purity steam condensate. These contaminants can cause significant damage to boiler tubing and steam turbine materials and can even lead to a forces shutdown.

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Rapid Generator De-Gassing: Improving Personnel Safety in Power Plants
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Hosted by: POWER magazine
Sponsored by: E/ONE

Catastrophic events have reinforced the critical importance of safety and risk mitigation strategies in power plants worldwide. This must-see webinar discusses the challenges that today’s operators face, including the reduction of well-trained plant personnel and planning for emergencies. Best practices in machine purging and leak detection will also be covered during this intensive 1 hour webinar by noted industry trusted advisor, Steve Kilmartin, as he explains in detail the ‘Intensive Care & Handling’ necessary for maximum safety, risk mitigation and increased efficiency for large turbo-generators.

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Overcoming CCR Challenges: Solutions for Ash Pond Wastewaters
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Hosted by: POWER magazine
Sponsored by: Evoqua Water Technologies

The continued implementation of the coal combustion regulations (CCR) in coal fired power plants is requiring the closure and dewatering of active and retired ash basins to be in regulatory compliance. Wastewater treatment can be customized to meet the unique requirements of each facility. Many options are available to reliably and economically reach the specific discharge limits of each facility. After addressing pond remediation, water streams that were previously sent to ash basins will need to be managed. These include Low Volume Wastewater, Coal Pile Run Off, and FGD Purge Water. As an example, Non-Chemical Boiler Cleaning Wastewater presents a unique challenge which will be addressed during the webinar.

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The Storm Is Coming! Electrostatic discharge on turbine lube oil systems
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Hosted by: POWER magazine
Sponsored by: PALL Corporation

Electrostatic charge generation occurs in fluid systems mainly as a result of interaction between the fluid and the filtration media. The interaction causes charge separation between the filtration medium and the fluid, with the fluid oppositely charged to the filtration medium. The magnitude of charge generated depends on many interrelated factors, including the nature of the filter material and the fluid, fluid velocity, viscosity, conductivity and the contact area.

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What Lies Beneath: Avoiding the Unseen Dangers of OT Vulnerabilities
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Hosted by: POWER magazine
Sponsored by: PAS

Remember the movie Jaws? On the surface, the ocean seemed quiet and unaffected, but lurking just beneath was a 25-foot great white shark waiting to strike without warning. In today’s power plants and facilities, process control networks (PCNs) have their own sharks swimming just below the surface: vulnerabilities.

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Optimizing Project Schedules and Scope with Protective Coatings
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Hosted by: POWER magazine
Sponsored by: Sherwin Williams

Today’s power generation facilities are highly focused on improving profitability by reducing the length of maintenance outages, extending intervals between outages, and limiting outages altogether by performing more online maintenance. However, when maintaining coatings, many plants will have difficulty achieving these goals on their own due primarily to their loss of experienced talent.

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Maintaining Condenser Reliability By Detecting Costly Air And Water In-Leakage
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Hosted by: POWER magazine
Sponsored by: Conco

Leakage of air or water into the plant condenser negatively impacts plant efficiency and reliability, which can lead to costly forced outages. During a recent four-year period, condensers were responsible for more than 25,000 forced and scheduled outages, with condenser tube leaks being the primary source of generation loss. While air in-leakage can reduce your plants efficiency, it can also increase the levels of dissolved oxygen in your hotwell leading to corrosion.

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Avoid the 3 Main Failure Modes of Electrical Power Critical Assets
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Hosted by: POWER magazine
Sponsored by: Emerson

Did you know there is a way to continuously monitor your critical electrical assets? Many of you are manually monitoring the condition but, it is not continuous. What happens in between manual rounds makes you vulnerable to asset failure. There is a real-time continuous monitoring technology available. By using non-invasive, wireless, passive sensors you can be alerted for potential equipment failure with measurements in temperature, partial discharge and humidity.

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Minimizing Water Discharge, Maximizing Re-Use
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Hosted by: POWER magazine
Sponsored by: Veolia

World-leading water experts will address stricter water reuse standards, mandated ZLD, and the increasing regulation of discharge limits of total dissolved solids (TDS) in the power industry. The webcast will discuss how to implement Zero Liquid Discharge strategies for FGD and Cooling Tower Blowdown wastewaters utilizing evaporation and crystallization technologies including the CoLD® Process.

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Capitalizing Upon Differences Between And Among PRB Coals
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Hosted by: POWER magazine and PRB Coal Users’ Group
Sponsored by: Air Cure

The Powder River Basin coals are recognized as both Sub-bituminous C and Sub-bituminous A ranked fossil fuels. They differ with respect to many properties including not only calorific value and bulk chemistry (including ash chemistry) but also reactivity and the evolution of potential pollutants (e.g., fuel nitrogen, sulfur). Different PRB coals behave differently both individually and in blends with respect to the combustion process and the issues of deposition and corrosion. Using data from the USGS and case studies from end users, this webinar will explore these differences between and among the PRB coals, and comment on their implications for using such fuels in pulverized coal and cyclone boilers in optimal strategies. Using such fuels alone and in blends will be discussed.

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What’s New in Power Water Analytics
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Hosted by: POWER magazine
Sponsored by: HACH

Join water analytics professionals, Luke Johnson and Jean Holz, of Hach as they review new applications and methods for your Power plant water analyses. This event will explore SDI testing suitability, a comprehensive Degassed Cationic Conductivity system, and the importance of accurate Chloride monitoring. Learn how to save time, ensure confidence, and add value within your plant.

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Delivering closed loop business operations leveraging Industrial IoT
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Hosted by: POWER magazine
Sponsored by: Schneider Electric

This webinar will provide the framework of how to leverage Industrial IoT to more efficiently operate your facility. We will demonstrate innovation and customer value using a proven, Industrial IoT enabled portfolio for real-time connectivity, workflows, business logic and industry solutions and how implementing a strategic partnerships initiative across the customer value chain contributes significantly to their overall ROI. We will also cover numerous customer case studies that illustrate the value of Industrial IoT.

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A New Paradigm Opens: Replacing Low-Voltage, Low-Power Drives with Medium-Voltage Solutions
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Hosted by: POWER magazine
Sponsored by: Siemens

This webinar is designed to review the potential benefits and concerns of using either low-voltage or medium-voltage equipment in low-power applications. We will look at areas including planning factors, the impact this equipment will have on a plant, the plant’s power grid, and the potential impact to the motor. We will also look at overall system costs when installing either low- or medium-voltage equipment.

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ICS Cybersecurity – The Power of Regulation Versus Well-Oiled Industry Standards
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Hosted by: POWER magazine
Sponsored by: PAS

It has become an ongoing debate – does government or self-regulation work better to secure an industry? The power industry is currently on NERC CIP Version 6 of its regulatory requirements with future regulations expected on supply chain security. Oil & gas (O&G) has no such regulatory regime, but does have standards that it uses to reduce cybersecurity risk, such as NIST 800-82 and IEC 62443. For O&G, compliance is an internally generated activity.

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