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Marmaduke


Marnie Surfaceblow: Things Change—Pay Attention to the Details

A change in fuel can lead to several other changes in a power plant. Change can be good, except when it’s not. Operators and engineers must be alert to both…


POWER Icons: The Adventures of Marmaduke and Marnie Surfaceblow

Long-time POWER readers may remember Marmaduke Surfaceblow, a fictional character whose engineering escapades were brilliantly portrayed in hundreds of stories published within POWER magazine’s pages over more than 30 years…


Combined Cycle Plants: Know Your Limitations and Keep Your Plant Both Online and Operating Efficiently

Steadily increasing demands leading to excessive cycling and starts/stops can cause heat rate loss, poor unit performance, and increased plant outages. See as Marnie and Maya demonstrate that even relatively…


135th Anniversary—Engineering a Legacy: Marmaduke Surfaceblow

Marmaduke Surfaceblow was a crusty character, providing POWER magazine readers with imaginative tales of engineering feats, and lending his name to one of our most-coveted awards. He might be fictional,…


Marmy's One-Squirt Celebration

“Bilgewater on dedications,” roared Marmaduke Surfaceblow in his foghorn voice. “I’ll tell you armchair engineers about a dedication that almost turned out to be the plant’s requiem.” This blast took…