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Marmaduke


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

Standing Up for Safety: Maya Sounds the Alarm, but Will Anyone Listen?

With her plant preparing to demonstrate a new selective catalytic reduction and desulfurization system to visiting VIPs, Maya identifies a serious problem and halts the work. See how stepping up…



Once an Engineer, Always an Engineer: Don’t Let Technology Hide Simple Problems and Their Solutions

When facing the unknown, power professionals must use their skills, draw from their experience, and think creatively. Marnie and Maya do just that while off the clock at Marnie’s high…


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…