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EPA Relaxes Noncompliance Enforcement During COVID-19 Pandemic
Adopting a new temporary policy that gives it more “enforcement discretion,” the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it does not expect to seek penalties for civil violations of…
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Power Industry Pleads for Priority COVID-19 Testing, PPE for Mission-Essential Workers
The U.S. power sector is rallying together to implore state and local governments to treat sector-wide “mission-essential employees” with higher priority and ensure they have top-level access to testing and…
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How One Fabrication Shop in Alabama Is Powering Through the Pandemic
Drive one hour south of Birmingham and you will find the not-so-small town of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, county population of more than 207,000. Known as the home of the University of…
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New Technology Improves Refractory Maintenance and Shutdown Planning

Power plants require regular maintenance outages to stay in top condition, but shutdown periods can be stressful. New tools are available that can save time, reduce labor costs, and improve safety. The

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Power Sector Resources for Coronavirus Pandemic Response
As part of POWER magazine’s in-depth coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, its editors are curating a list of resources that may provide actionable information helpful to anyone involved in the…
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New Lockout-Tagout Program Improves Safety
As one of the U.S.’s premier energy companies, Southern Company is committed to providing a safe work environment for employees. It regularly implements best-in-class safety procedures to ensure compliance
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NERC: Power Industry ‘Well-Prepared’ for COVID-19, Aggressively Confronting Pandemic Threats
Industry responses to a Level 2 alert on contingency planning issued by the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) early last month suggest the “vast majority” of registered participants in…
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Power Plant Cycles with Multiple Direct Contact Heaters
The regenerative feedwater cycle of modern fossil and nuclear power plants normally includes four or five low-pressure, closed (tube surface-type) feedwater heaters (CFWHs). However, maximum efficiency can be
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Instrumentation Fittings for Power Plants
A lot must be reviewed prior to selecting the right fitting for power plant instrumentation applications. Among the choices are whether to use single- or double-ferrule designs; heat codes, lubrication, and
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Industry Press Releases
B&W Subsidiary Wins Power Plant Installation Project

ABB accelerates remote connectivity for customer operations during COVID-19 crisis

TensionPro launches HYCOBOLT, the next generation hydraulic coupling bolt

Yokogawa announces Ethernet capability on its ADMAG Total Insight (TI) AXG Series Flowmeters in North America

Kurita Water Industries Announces Merger of Its U.S. Subsidiaries

Installation of CVL linear actuators at Didcot B Power Station

Uptake and Flexco Partner to Digitally Transform Belt Conveyor Productivity
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