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

Using AI-Powered Thermal Tagging to Prevent Summer Overheating Outages

Summertime heat is cresting at the same time many economic restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic are easing in communities across the United States.  Meanwhile, as extreme weather events are…



Advantages of Dual Linear Array Probes for Corrosion Inspection

The power generation industry is among those whose aging infrastructure contributes to increased safety concerns, and can lead to costly unscheduled maintenance and shutdowns. Facilities must be vigilant about monitoring…


Equipment Showcase: Tools and Operational Supplies

The proper tools and operational supplies are important for the efficient operation of power plants and other industrial facilities. Such facilities each have their own combination of operations that need…


Using Planning and Partnerships to Avoid Downtime

The technology and materials within hydropower plants have advanced substantially over the last century. This has required plant owners and operators to take a more proactive approach to maintenance and…


How to Optimize Your Facility While Using Variable Quality Fuel Gas

The composition and heating values of fuel gas can vary from one moment in time to another. Using a Coriolis flow meter to obtain a mass flow measurement, rather than…


Using Data Analytics to Support Asset Management and Optimization

In the competitive power market that exists today, utilities must utilize data to optimize their assets. With proper analysis, individual units, as well as fleets of plants, can balance operating…