Safety


Scaffold Safety in Coal-Fired Power Plants
Scaffold Safety in Coal-Fired Power Plants

Scaffolding typically ranks near the top of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s most-frequently cited standards. However, developing a strong safety culture and implementing an effective scaffold safety program…


How to Prevent Circulating Water Flow Reversal
How to Prevent Circulating Water Flow Reversal

Flow reversal in piping systems can degrade equipment performance and cause significant water hammer, potentially resulting in catastrophic failure. Power plant condenser cooling water systems—or circulating water systems—are especially prone…


Newly Designed Deluge Valve Improves Functionality
Newly Designed Deluge Valve Improves Functionality

Stanwell Power Station, a 1,460-MW coal-fired power plant located in Queensland, Australia, faced a dilemma. The reliability of its fire protection system was questionable. Many of the plant’s multiple jet…