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PE Volume 118 Issue 2

Turbine Lubrication: Combating Buildup and Improving Reliability

Power plants represent a large investment for any company, and once a plant is in place the focus should be on the best way to optimize and protect that investment.

Reliable Superheater Tube Wall Temperature Control for HRSGs with Duct Firing

The recent technology innovation that has allowed recovery of vast amounts of natural gas from shale deposits has resulted in very competitive (low) pricing of natural gas for use in electric power production.

Coal Ash Management: Understanding Your Options

Since the issue of the proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Coal Combustion Residual (CCR) rules in May 2010 and the Steam Electric Power Effluent Limitations Guidelines (ELG) in April 2013, utilities, power plants, technology providers, engineering firms and the EPA have been highly active in the review of technical alternatives and approximate costs to comply with the forthcoming regulations.

Recovery at Kingston

On Dec. 22, 2008, about 5.4 million cubic yards of coal ash were released at Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant.

Four Boiler Contaminants that Jeopardize Power Plant Operation and Maintenance

Keeping key boiler water and steam contaminants in check can help to ensure a safe and efficient process.

The Next 125

  By Kevin J. Hoey, Chairman, ABMA, and President/CEO, AESYS Technologies, LLC Over 125 years ago, in 1888, 119 manufacturers of boilers, fabricators, end-users and associated equipment and material suppliers banded together to form the American...

Texas Regulators Develop GHG Permitting Program

In October 2013, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) launched an important rulemaking initiative to establish a greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting program for the state of Texas and take over permitting authority from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Cause and Effect

See if this scenario hits close to home. You're at work, deep into your second cup of coffee, and getting into the groove of things at work.

Repowering with Gas

Nearly three-fourths of coal-fired power plants in the U.S. are now more than 30 years old, and they face a pincer action between new, more stringent environmental regulation on one side and age/technological obsolescence on the other.

Thy Neighbor’s Keeper

Constructing a new facility, or modifying an existing facility, does not happen in a vacuum.


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