Inside January 2015

Features

Combustible Dust an Explosive Issue

BY Katie FletcherAs the pellet-making industry grows, more emphasis is being placed on mitigating and managing the potential for dust-generated fires and explosions. READ MORE

Planning for Rail Bottlenecks

BY Carla Harper Rail operators promise fewer delays, more transparency, and big capacity investment for the nation’s rail network in 2015. A few seasoned CEOs offer insight on coping with and planning for delays in winter. READ MORE

Tuning A Power Station's Turbine Heart

BY Katie FletcherSteam turbine generators are reliable machines, but require surveillance to remain problem-free and keep electricity pumping. READ MORE

Departments

Mitigating Operational Risk

BY Tim PortzAnaerobic Digesters are among the most challenging biomass conversion technologies in the industry. New Jersey-based Natural Systems Utilities is increasingly being tapped to offer its O&M expertise to a growing roster of digester facilities. READ MORE

Contributions

Preventative Maintenance Protocols For Commercial Biomass Boilers

BY Grant Gagner Biomass boilers, much like fossil fuel boilers, carry a maintenance schedule that needs to be performed on a regular basis. This article, offered by a manufacturer of wood burning appliances, outlines a few of the most common items to watch. READ MORE

Industry News