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O&M


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

Five Reasons Remote Technology Makes Sense Even If You Never Plan to Operate Your Power Plant Remotely

The case for advanced analytics and remote diagnostics During the last 25 years significant advancements have been made in remote monitoring capabilities for power plants. A number of operations and…



Understanding PAG- and PAO-Based Lubricants

Polyalkylene glycol (PAG) and polyalphaolefin (PAO) are two synthetic lubricant options for industrial applications. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each can help end-users decide which option is best for…


Enhancing Operations and Maintenance with an EAM System

Enterprise asset management (EAM) involves a combination of software, systems, and services that are used to maintain and control operational assets and equipment. The aim is to optimize the quality…


Welding Method 7 Approved, Fitness for Service Project Launched

Welding Method 7 (WM7), which was supported by an extensive set of research experiments led by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), was approved in March 2020 by the National…


Experience POWER: Event Expands and Evolves with New Name

When the World Health Organization published news on Jan. 5, 2020, about cases of “pneumonia of unknown etiology” detected in Wuhan City, China, few people began stocking up on toilet…


The Steam Cycle Mechanical Relationship to Chemistry and Its Influence on Heat Rate and Reliability

It is well-known that a conventional boiler or heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) and related steam turbine have innumerable pieces all working in conjunction to produce the end product of…