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Using Predictive Analytics to Minimize Risk Associated with Aging Assets

11/25/2014

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

11/25/2014

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

11/25/2014

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

11/25/2014

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

11/25/2014

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

11/25/2014

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

10/21/2014

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.

A Low-Cost Pollutant Control Solution: Installing a DSI System at a Midwest Utility

09/19/2014

New regulations have restored interest in DSI as a low capital-cost, multi-pollutant control solution. Learn about the installation of a new DSI system at a coal-fired station in the Midwest.

Reducing Nox Emissions From The San Juan Generating Station

08/21/2014

Public Service of New Mexico and Sargent & Lundy provide a detailed look at the work being performed on two coal-fired units at the San Juan Generating Station.

Heat Trace Cable

07/17/2014

Collection of new products for the power generation markets.

America's Best Coal Plants

07/17/2014

Which U.S. coal plants have the lowest emission rates and which plants boast the best heat rates? Find out in this article about America's cleanest coal-fired power plants.

Additives Improve Mercury Removal, Reduce Corrosion

07/17/2014

Mercury. Like the Roman god for which it is named, this toxic element can move swiftly once it has entered the environment, traveling up the food chain and negatively impacting plants, animals and humans alike.

Portable power tools

06/17/2014

Collection of new products for the power generation markets.

Integrating Flue Gas Conditioning with More Effective Mercury Control

06/17/2014

Activated carbon injection is one of the leading and most accepted technologies utilized for controlling and maintaining mercury emission levels required by the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). This article examines the challenges to achieve full MATS compliance.

An Intelligent System for Improved Water/Steam Chemistry Control and Plant Reliability

05/16/2014

Learn about an intelligent system to provide automation for water/steam chemistry monitoring to help avoid a boiler tube failure that could have disastrous results in a power plant.

The Role Independent of Service Providers in WindTurbine O&M

05/16/2014

The rapid increase of wind power projects in the U.S. has led to a growth in companies that provide services to wind farm owners, including independent service providers that work in tandem with OEMs.

Why Particulate Matters

05/16/2014

Greenhouse gases (GHGs) may be the newest pollutant regulated by EPA, but since there are no National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for GHGs, a facility is much more likely to be affected by particulate matter restrictions.

Old Dog, New Tricks

05/16/2014

Justice works out air deal with Virgin Islands power authority

04/28/2014

The U.S. Justice Department is taking comment on a consent decree worked out with the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority over air emissions from the authority's oil-fired power plant.

Carbon capture technology company receives grant for pilot plant

04/16/2014

Skyonic Corp., an Austin-based carbon-capture technology company, has been awarded a $500,000 CAD grant from the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC), an Alberta-based non-profit that provides funds to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.