As featured in POWER Magazine May 2021 issue. Traditional power plant performance indicators do not always provide reconcilable data. This means plant personnel may be making operational changes based on inaccurate information. An innovative data validation and reconciliation modeling method could greatly reduce uncertainty and allow proper decisions to be made. The power industry is […]
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An Inspection Scope Optimization (ISO) for Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC) is a thorough review of your scope. It can eliminate premature component reinspection and ensure that new inspection locations reflect the highest risk and consequence areas in the plant. It’s a process that requires expertise and uninterrupted focus. Let’s look at why outsourcing this optimization […]
What is the process for performing an Inspection Scope Optimization? Inspection Scope Optimization (ISO) for Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC) can be performed several different ways. Components are selected from several areas of the FAC program for inspection and different program areas require different approaches. Let’s look at the methodology used for each program area. Component […]
The documentation of a Pass 2 Analysis can have a wide range in levels of formality, but should include: A table of all inspections in the model including whether or not the inspection is included in the run calibration and, if not, the reason for exclusion. A section to document any changes to WRA Run […]
Undetected, corrosion is a safety issue. Precision Wear Rate Analysis (WRA) helps keep operators informed and systems safe. GSE TrueNorth uses CHECWORKS™ SFA with Pass 2 Analysis data to correct the predicted wear rates. Let’s look at the six benefits of this approach. Before we dive in, it’s helpful to understand how CHECWORKS™ SFA uses […]
Recruiting the right talent means finding them first, then training them into the employees you need. Before you dedicate resources to this labor-intensive process, find out why outsourced staffing may be the better way to fill your empty spaces. Recruiting and hiring the right candidates for the energy industry is challenging. Your operations don’t have […]
By Gill Grady This blog is the second in our series on improving situation awareness. The first blog, Training for Situation Awareness: 5 Ways to Use the EnVision Platform defined situational awareness (SA) and how the features of EnVision simulation can help train operators to overcome some common types of SA errors. This time we […]
Experience is undoubtedly the best teacher – but what is the best way to get experience? In our industry, on-the-job “experience” is delivered via a simulator or on-demand tutorials like EnVision. From a practical standpoint, energy plants cannot be taken offline for training. How do we know then that the experience gained is teaching the […]
Experience is what separates the novices from the pros in nearly any field, from sports to engineering to medicine. True expertise, meaning exceptional or elite-level performance, reflects a body of knowledge and dedicated practice. If you have a seasoned pro, a guru, an authority, or a bona fide expert on your team you may feel […]
As adult learners, we may see work-related learning as a means to an end – something that has to be endured. As such, where we learn is rarely a priority. The pandemic forced us to reconsider that. With bouts of remote operations, each of us determined where we would work AND learn. Learning didn’t stop […]