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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

Open-Source Technology Benefits Transmission and Distribution Operators

The term “open source" is well-recognized in the technology world, but may not be as widely understood in other sectors. What open source means is that the software code is…



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…


How Innovative Technology Is Making Waves in the Power Generation Industry

Is dual-containment pipe leak detection or effluent compliance keeping you awake at night? There are smart, sustainable solutions to save time and money. Regulators, investors, media, and the general public—as…


Process Control Strategies for Reducing the Minimum Load of Fossil-Fired Plants

Recent Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) research aims to better understand the potential of process control enhancements, such as load control, sliding pressure control, and steam temperature control, to improve…


Self-Tuning Artificial Intelligence Improves Plant Efficiency and Flexibility

Flexible plant operations are highly desirable in today’s power generation industry. Every plant owner desires increased ramp rates and the ability to operate at lower loads so their plants will…


Troubleshooting Issues and Eliminating Headaches Related to Control Valves

An oscillating control valve may appear to be the source of control instability and repair efforts are usually focused only there. When this fails to solve the issue, further investigation…