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Water Chemistry Important to Avoid Equipment Damage

Technology advances for heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) at power plants continue to provide higher efficiency, with major gains recognized in natural gas–fired and cogeneration systems in recent years. A…


Caution! When Retrofitting Older Turbines, Upgrade Gas Control Valves

As a result of legislative actions across the U.S., acquiring permits for greenfield natural gas-powered plants has increasingly become a challenge. In New York, for example, state officials denied permits…


Beware of Hissing Feedwater Heaters That Can Bite Your Bottom Line

Small problems can lead to large impacts on a long-term basis. Heat rate surveys, improved instrumentation, and utilizing real-time monitoring and diagnostics can help recover plant efficiency and save money,…


Prioritizing O&M in Early Stages of Project Design Yields Big Payoff

The Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) system wanted to install solar power to save money on energy costs, reduce its carbon footprint, and demonstrate its commitment to sustainability for…


How Electric Utilities' Risk Management Supports Operational Resilience Efforts and Emergency Response

Severe weather conditions have a tremendous impact on our power grid as well as downstream costs for people, property, and brands that are costly and time-consuming to recover from. For…