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Automating Power Generation Startup Sequences

Posted in Power on Monday, August 12th, 2019. No comments yet
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Plant staff at electrical power generating facilities are having to change the way they operate given the increasing amounts of intermittent renewable energy being added to the grid. More startup and shutdown cycles are being required to manage the constantly shifting energy supply to the grid. In a Power magazine article, Automated Plant Startups Reduce […]

3 Steps to Better Steam Temperature Control

Posted in Power on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019. No comments yet
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Optimizing steam temperature reduces energy costs and increases operational reliability. In an 18-minute webcast, 3 Steps to Better Steam Temperature Control, Emerson’s Douglas Morris shares how advanced steam control for boilers and heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) improves performance. Doug shares how to effectively validate critical steam measurements, ensure optimal steam attemperation, and improve control […]

What Digital Transformation Could Mean for a Combined Cycle Plant

Posted in Power on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018. One comment so far
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Author: Douglas Morris The growth of renewables and distributed energy resources are challenging the traditional economic models of the utility industry. A growing school of thought in power generation is that embracing some form of digital transformation could very well provide an avenue for better economics. The problem is, though, that digital transformation has been […]

Digital Technologies for Improving Power Plant Operations

Posted in Industrial IOT, Power on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018. No comments yet
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Author: Douglas Morris There’s a lot of talk in the industry about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), digital transformation, and digital technologies. There is enough interest, though, among utility executives in the promise of digital technologies–which typically includes some combination of wired and wireless sensors for monitoring, sophisticated algorithms, machine learning and artificial intelligence–that […]

#POWERGEN 2017 Preview: Helping Power Generators Address the Skills Gap

Posted in Power on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017. One comment so far
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Author: Douglas Morris A January 2017 report from the U.S. Energy Department states: Workforce retirements are a pressing challenge. Industry hiring managers often report that lack of candidate training, experience, or technical skills are major reasons why replacement personnel can be challenging to find—especially in electric power generation. The wave of retirements has been talked […]