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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

Experts Explain: Digital Twins

In this fresh series, POWER’s editors choose a multifaceted topic that may have myriad applications or implications and ask an array of key industry stakeholders for their perspectives. This month’s…



Evolution and Continuation: How Distributed Control Systems Will Change and Adapt

Are today’s Distributed Control Systems ready for what tomorrow could bring? Johan Björklund of leading global technology company ABB believes they are. Here he looks at how the DCS is…


How Monitoring and Diagnostics Centers Benefit the Power Industry

GE has been operating a monitoring and diagnostics center for the power generation sector for more than 25 years. From modest beginnings, the facility now monitors about 1,000 power plants…


Insulation Pays Off: The Business Case for Insulation Energy Appraisals

Identifying areas in your plant where insulation is inadequate and fixing the problem can save significant amounts of money, eliminate safety hazards for workers, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It’s…


In-Service Testing of Pressure Relief Valves

Pressure relief valves (PRVs) are a critical line of defense for pressure vessel protection in the power industry. Generating facilities worldwide depend upon these devices to sense and quickly relieve…


Using Advanced Energy Management Controls to Decarbonize Commercial Buildings

The concept of decarbonization typically calls attention to the energy sources or inefficient systems that drive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions upward—in order to decarbonize, we must reduce our usage of,…