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Falling Ozone NAAQS Ahead


We've reached that time of the decade when EPA changes the ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS).

Choosing Sides: Benefits of Clean Side SCR for Biomass


With the increased popularity of biomass and other renewable fuels in the generation portfolio, new emissions control challenges are emerging, especially for selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems, where biomass can have much higher concentrations of catalyst poisons - most notably sodium, potassium, and phosphorus - than other fuels.

A Journey to Improve Condenser Performance


While there is an industry-wide understanding that compromised condenser tubes reduce unit performance in the short term, the long-term effects of this neglect can be detrimental, forcing unplanned outages and loss of revenue.

Products June 2015


Products May 2015




Collection of new products for the power generation markets.

Upgrading America's Coal Plants


Coal will remain the dominant source of power generation in the U.S. for many years to come. Learn about retrofit projects designed to decrease emissions and keep three coal plants operational for another 20 years.

The New CCR Rule


If you are still sorting through the new Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Rule and working to figure out what it means for your individual utility plant site, you are not alone.

Predictive Maintenance in Action


After years of relying on preventive maintenance, the power generation industry is moving into new maintenance territory.

Predicting Opacity Issues with DSI


Dry sorbent injection (DSI) has proven to be a popular and low capital cost option for utilities and industries that have sought to comply with the U.S. EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), Industrial Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology (IBMACT) and state emissions standards.



Collection of new products for the power generation markets.

Bruce Power: Improving Nuclear Power's Emergency Response


In the wake of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant accident in Japan, Bruce Power, the world's largest operating nuclear facility, performed in-depth analysis of its operations and safety programs.

Top 10 most read articles from 2014


We take a look back at the stories that you, the reader, read the most this year.

Using Predictive Analytics to Minimize Risk Associated with Aging Assets


It's no secret that an aging asset infrastructure is of major concern to power generation companies.

Remote Vibration Monitoring Keeps Power Plants Running at Full Capacity


You can get the monitoring and analysis you need without requiring your equipment specialist to be on-site at the plant.

MATS Compliance: The Countdown to 2015


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) rule has been in place for new coal-fired electric generating units (EGUs) since 2012, but the regulation has yet to take effect for existing units.

Hydro-Optic UV Technology for Boiler Feed Water Dechlorination


Coal-fired steam generation power applications typically use reverse osmosis (RO) technology to provide high purity feed water for the boiler and steam cycle.

A Tailor-Made Fit


In June 2014, the Supreme Court ruled on EPA's Tailoring Rule, resulting in partial victories for all sides. EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse gases (GHG) was upheld, while industry got a small, but important, concession.

Bagging Two Birds with One Economizer


Sometimes power industry professionals get lucky when a solution developed for one complex challenge provides coincidental benefit for an unforeseen issue that arises in the future.

Bolstering Coal-Fired Plant Economics


The economics of power generation with fossil fuels, in particular the viability of U.S. coal-fired plants, are profoundly affected by factors such as capital cost, operation and maintenance cost, fuel price, labor cost, and especially the present and potential future regulations governing control of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.