Archive: O&M

Duck and cover!

FACILITIES MAINTENANCE Duck and cover! Tippi Hedren learned the hard way—in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 classic, "The Birds"—the damage that a flock of angry seagulls can do. But what do you do when 6,000 starlings suddenly invade your power plant? Hide the birdseed and run for cover! Like any conscientious company, PacifiCorp works hard at keeping its […]

Focus on O&M 

Using a pump as a hydraulic turbine; Insulation and lagging fundamentals; A new way to repair concrete pipes