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Instrumentation & Controls


Power plant security issues. Latest developments and case studies of new and retrofit power plant digital and wireless instrumentation and control systems

Advanced Power Grid Sensors and Switches Reduce Downtime and Improve System Reliability

A Fault Isolation Service Restoration module, part of an Advanced Distribution Management Solution, has improved grid reliability, and reduced outages and outage durations, for customers of PPL Electric Utilities. The…



Beware of Hissing Feedwater Heaters That Can Bite Your Bottom Line

Small problems can lead to large impacts on a long-term basis. Heat rate surveys, improved instrumentation, and utilizing real-time monitoring and diagnostics can help recover plant efficiency and save money,…


Security of Cyber-Physical Systems

“Cyber-physical systems” are the next generation of closely integrated physical and cyber systems. Several critical systems such as the power grid, autonomous transportation systems, and process control systems are examples…


Optimizing Power Plant Load Flexibility

The operating profiles of traditional generators has changed to manage the variability of renewable resources. Several critical processes were not engineered to manage these highly variable operating profiles and the…


Small Modular Reactors Provide Opportunity to Rethink Automation for Nuclear Generation

An emerging generation of small modular reactors is encouraging suppliers and regulators alike to consider new digital instrumentation and control approaches. While instrumentation and control (I&C) technology represents a relatively…


How State-of-the-Art Monitoring Technology Will Be Used at a Turkish Nuclear Power Plant

Turkey has considered adding nuclear power plants to its fleet of generators since at least 1970; yet, no commercial reactor units have ever been completed. That is likely to change…