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Marmaduke


CFE Extends CTG Universidad Unit 2’s Life with Conversion to Synchronous Condenser

Combined Cycle Plants: Know Your Limitations and Keep Your Plant Both Online and Operating Efficiently

Steadily increasing demands leading to excessive cycling and starts/stops can cause heat rate loss, poor unit performance, and increased plant outages. See as Marnie and Maya demonstrate that even relatively…



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,…


What Is Killing This Biomass Boiler? Marnie and Maya Are on the Case!

When seeking answers to critical operations problems, consider that multiple root causes may be at play—thus requiring many different solutions. Watch as our heroines track down the culprits! As they…


Oil Pump Amps Provide the Clue Marnie Needs to Stave Off Trouble

Incessant trivial alarms can drown out important warnings and cause headaches for control room operators. In this installment of Marnie Surfaceblow, our fearless heroine wades through all the noise to…


135th Anniversary—Engineering a Legacy: Marmaduke Surfaceblow

Marmaduke Surfaceblow was a crusty character, providing POWER magazine readers with imaginative tales of engineering feats, and lending his name to one of our most-coveted awards. He might be fictional,…


MARMADUKE AWARD: KOMIPO Relocates an Entire Combined Cycle Power Plant

Korea Midland Power (KOMIPO) had a viable combined cycle power plant where it didn’t need one, and growing demand where new capacity had to be added. The solution? Pack up…