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PE Volume 113 Issue 5

Cooling Water Treatment Chemistry Control and Monitoring

Cooling systems offer an ideal environment for microbiological fouling. Take steps now to look for and treat scaling and fouling.

Putting Combustion Optimization to Work

Variable conditions like coal quality, boiler cleanliness and equipment deterioration can affect a coal-fired power plant’s performance—and that’s where combustion optimization systems come in, to minimize their impact.

Bruce Power Uses Digital Technology to Fix Heater Drain System

Bruce Power has a history of feedwater heater operating problems. Steam hammer has been a common problem on the HX5 drain lines in all eight units at Bruce Power in Ontario, Canada, since early in its operating history.

Special Report: Executive Roundtable on Natural Gas Plant Development

Five executives discuss current issues affecting natural gas power plant development and future prospects in the gas sector with Power Engineering magazine.

Santee Cooper Cross Units 3 & 4: An EPCM Success

An EPCM approach proves adaptive to change, including capturing opportunities as they arise.

U.S. Wind Energy Market Profiled in AWEA Report

Turbines from GE Energy made up 43 percent of all new wind power capacity installed in the U.S. during 2008.

School Buses, Solar Panels & Consent Agreements (Oh My!)

More and more coal-fired power plants are being swept into consent decree agreements for New Source Review violations after conducting “routine maintenance” that is no longer considered “routine” according to the Clean Air Act.

Town says ‘yes’ to waste

Longtime Carlsbad Mayor Bob Forrest remembers when no one wanted the federal government’s radioactive waste, except his southern New Mexico town.

Help Wanted…or No Help Needed?

Nuclear power plant staffing is complicated by tension between maintaining sufficient manpower to meet regulatory and operational requirements and responding to downward pressure on operations and maintenance costs.

New Generation Flywheels

The phrase “everything old is new again” certainly applies to today’s flywheel technology.


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