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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…



Long Duration Meets Refrigeration: Managing Demand with Thermal Energy Storage

Managing demand on the power grid, at best a never-ending balancing act between generation and load, has become an increasingly complex and challenging responsibility. Along with the urgent need to…


Cultivating a Safety Culture Amid Constant Change

Developing a power plant safety culture takes time and constant effort, but the payoff is priceless, safety leaders at three major power companies said during a morning session at the…


How to Effectively Manage Power Plant Maintenance

If you’ve worked in the maintenance department at a power plant, you know how important planning and scheduling are to success. There’s an old saying that goes, “plan the work,…


Cubicle Inspection and Repair Safety Device Is a Winner

A team of innovators from Consolidated Edison (ConEd) took home the Real-World Safety Solutions award during the Experience POWER event on Sept. 28. The invention the group created is called…


Despite Dead DOE Rule, Grid Resiliency Persists as a Major Concern

The U.S. power industry lacks forward-looking ways to measure grid resiliency and traditional reliability metrics could become irrelevant as more intermittent generation inundates the bulk power system. But rather than…