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NEWS RELEASE                                                                                        NOVEMBER 2016

New Approach allows Subscribers to Reach the Summit of the Mountain of Information on Coal-fired Boilers

The available information on combustion, flow control, treatment and environmental compliance for coal-fired power plants is doubling every few years.  Finding the most current and relevant information is now more challenging than climbing Mt. Everest.

The four knowledge needs are Alerts, Answers, Analysis, and Advancement.  These needs are served in a number of unique ways in McIlvaine’s PPAQD Coal-fired Power Plant Decisions.  The system is free of charge to any power plant in the world.  This wide reach makes it very important to suppliers who add considerable value with their input.

Alerts:  The service includes six alerts and newsletters.

Answers:  The intelligence system includes thousands of pages of papers, articles and power point presentations.  The coverage is international. Many developments in one country are not known in other countries.  A system used by power plant owners and suppliers in all countries assures better information exchange.

Analysis:  There are regularly scheduled webinars.  Hundreds of hours of recorded webinars can be immediately retrieved.  A number of LinkedIn discussion groups have been created. They include individual air pollution control technologies such as fabric filtration and dry scrubbing.  There are separate groups covering each component e.g. valve, instrumentation and groups organized around processes such as coal combustion residues and wastewater treatment.

The webinars provide ways to aggregate and analyze the data being added in the LinkedIn discussion groups.  The intelligence system provides the foundation for discussion group participants.

One of the primary goals is to make it easier for power plants to make total cost of ownership analyses at reasonable cost.  The system includes white papers and identifies experts who can make contributions.

Advancement:  The recorded webinars and the intelligence system are very valuable as training tools. They can be utilized for basic training or keeping the most senior people current with new developments.

For more information, click on:  44I Power Plant Air Quality Decisions (Power Plant Decisions Orchard)