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Plant Design


Three Big Players Work Together on Bulgarian Nuclear Plant

Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom is working with Paris-based Framatome and GE Steam Power, which is headquartered in the U.S., to secure contracts to construct the Belene nuclear power…



Tips for Check Valve Selection and Installation [PODCAST]

Check valves are installed in many piping systems. Their purpose is to allow flow in only one direction, which can be critical for plant safety and to protect equipment from…


Smart Neighborhood Wins Smart Grid Award

Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood integrates a microgrid into a community filled with high-performance homes containing energy-efficient systems and connected appliances. The innovative initiative, which includes solar panels, battery storage, and…


Waste-to-Energy Strategies Are Not Dead

Few waste-to-energy (WTE) plants have been completed in the U.S. since the mid 1990s, but the story is different around the world, where WTE technology is seen as a suitable…


Failed Michigan Dam Had Longstanding Spillway Deficiencies

The Edenville dam, which failed on March 19 flooding Midland, Michigan, and forcing as many as 10,000 residents to evacuate their homes, had its license revoked by the Federal Energy…


Factory Increases Reliability, Cuts Costs with Distributed Generation and Microgrid Control System

Six times during the previous year the local utility supplying power to a large soap manufacturing plant in the Midwest suffered power outages, shutting down the plant’s production lines. Each…