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Technical articles on all aspects of power plant operation, preventive and predictive maintenance, planned and unplanned outages

What’s Your Heat Exchanger Maintenance IQ?

Heat exchangers are at the heart of many critical industrial systems. From power plants to industrial chemical plants and everything in between, the heat exchanger in all its forms is…



The Human Side of Digital Adoption

A pervading theme at the ongoing 5th annual Connected Plant Conference has been to explore the human side of digital adoption. Attendees have so far heard from several experts who…


Redesign Can Increase Geothermal Turbine Efficiency

Geothermal power is increasingly cited as a renewable energy resource with a vast potential to make the world’s electricity supply more sustainable. Many areas utilizing geothermal are located where the…


Extending the Strength and Life of Tie Rod Bolts

Turbines are the backbone of power generation, so maintaining top performance of all their moving parts is important for continued, efficient operation. Tie rod bolts that connect gas turbine stages…


Reliable Air Compressors for Power Generation: Malaysian Hydroelectric Case Study

Malaysia, one of the Tiger Club Economies, is dissociating from fossil energies and has put its Ulu Jelai Power Station into operation. The hydroelectric power station successfully contributes to peak…


Using Asset Data to Create Effective Maintenance Strategies

Relationships between asset data utilization and maintenance strategies often get complicated, especially in cases where data collection practices are designed to merely follow and not build strategies. In the maintenance,…