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Safety


The Past, Present, and Future of Powerline Inspection Automation

“Tedious.” If you ask electric utilities for one word on powerline inspection, that would probably be it. “Time-consuming” and “expensive” would probably also feature. Yet, “vital” would be just as…



Technology in Construction: Matching Solutions to Specific Challenges

This is the last of a three-part series on technology in construction. In the May issue, Part I focused on predicting and adapting to change. Part II—in the July issue—examined…


Nine Dead in Hydropower Plant Blaze in India

A major fire at the Srisailam Left Bank Hydel Power Station in India’s Telegana state on August 20 killed nine people and seriously injured three others. There is now a…


Mobile Devices to Support the Utility Industry

Field service workers often log long hours at remote job sites where no two days are the same. To support daily tasks, whether they be at a power plant, oil…


New Milestone Reached in NuScale’s Push to License Small Modular Reactor

NuScale Power has completed its second submittal to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for pre-licensing Vendor Design Review (VDR) of its small modular reactor (SMR). A pre-licensing VDR is…


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…