|

Connected Plant


In-Person Events and COVID: Are You Ready to Travel?

In my job, I typically do a fair amount of traveling. Of course, that all changed last year due to COVID-19. I didn’t go anywhere for work-related events or meetings.…



Smart Condition Monitoring of Flue Gas Analyzers in Power Plants

A web-based condition monitoring solution can help power plant operators quickly identify emissions gas analyzer problems, enabling timely corrections. The technology can also allow experts to monitor multiple sites remotely,…


A Systematic Approach to Checking Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure

When securing network assets, a long and often complex list of configurations must be performed to ensure industrial control systems have the appropriate cyber protection. This article presents a systematic…


Big Data Rewrites the Rule Book on Power System Risk Analysis

Extreme weather patterns, net zero acceleration, and shifting regulatory regimes demand a new methodology to assess and mitigate network challenges across both the immediate and long term. The integrity, performance,…


How (and Why) Using DVR Modeling Will Improve Power Plant Performance

Traditional power plant performance indicators do not always provide reconcilable data. This means plant personnel may be making operational changes based on inaccurate information. An innovative data validation and reconciliation…


Automated Powerline Inspection: How Preparation Is the Key to Combating Wildfires During the Off Season

2020 was a catastrophic year for wildfires across the U.S. The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) reported that almost 60,000 fires ran rampant across more than 9 million acres in…