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How to Increase Power Plant Asset Reliability Using Modern Digital Technology

Digital tools can benefit power plants of all types, yet adding the necessary instrumentation can be costly. However, some of the latest technology doesn’t have to break the bank. Installing…


Cooling Towers: Efficiency Waiting to Happen

Cooling towers serve the vital role of cooling water for power plant heat exchange equipment. Sustaining excellent system performance is important because a one-degree increase in water temperature can cause…


Smart Access Planning Enables Efficient Cooling Tower Maintenance

Two hyperbolic cooling towers rise 495 feet over Exelon Corp.’s Byron Generating Station about 110 miles west of Chicago, Ill. The towers help cool the two Westinghouse pressurized water reactors…


Calpine's Geothermal Facilities Devastated in California Blaze

Parts of Calpine Corp.'s The Geysers geothermal power complex have been severely damaged by a wildfire that has incinerated swathes of California.  One of the world's largest geothermal facilities, the…