Technical & White Papers

Burns & McDonnell employee-owners take pride in taking leadership roles in the varied industries they serve. Technical papers and presentations exemplify that leadership effort.

  • April 9, 2007

    Tech Paper: Many approaches to project delivery are used on municipal water and wastewater projects for integrating control and communications systems hardware and software. Although no one method of system delivery to the end-user may be fail-safe, there are questions that can be asked with answers that will direct you to a reasonable approach.

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  • April 9, 2007

    Tech Paper: Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) initiated a combustion improvement project that included new replacement burners, along with control equipment, and a new overfire air system. The engineering process used to execute this project is a demonstration of how modern technology can be harnessed to produce optimized combustion and reduced emissions.

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  • April 9, 2007

    Tech Paper: Industry deregulation, increasingly loaded transmission systems and power flows resulting from unplanned market mechanisms all have increased the possibility of power system blackouts. Alliant Energy decided to equip its new Emery Generating Station near Mason City, Iowa, with black start diesel generators.

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  • April 9, 2007

    Tech Paper: Increased limestone grinding capacity may be required at existing flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems in response to changes in coal sulfur content, increasingly stringent limitations on SO2 emissions and escalating SO2 allowance prices. This paper presents the results of a new vertical ball mill in series with an existing conventional horizontal mill.

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  • April 9, 2007

    Tech Paper: The Middletown-Norwalk Bulk Transmission Project is the largest transmission capital project in the country. The project includes 69 miles of new 345kV transmission line, of which approximately 24 miles will be solid dielectric 345kV underground cable, along with several new and modified substations.

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  • April 9, 2007

    Tech Paper: Since the CAIR and CAMR rules were finalized, utilities have been trying to evaluate how and when they need to come into compliance. This paper will discuss a computer model developed to address each of the issues and determine the ultimate compliance scenario for multi-pollution control.

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  • March 18, 2007

    Tech Paper: Identify and compare OSBL requirements for expansion projects and discuss guidelines for improving the accuracy of the OSBL definition early in project development.

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  • November 28, 2006

    Tech Paper: New coal-fired power plant developers soon will have a new decision to make: "Should we install a particulate matter continuous emission monitor?"

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  • November 1, 2006

    Tech Paper: Case study on the steps required to achieve lower energy costs in power generation.

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  • November 1, 2006

    Tech Paper: Mandatory compliance to new energy policy standards for electric system reliability begins in the summer of 2007 and becomes fully applicable as late as 2010.

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  • August 17, 2006

    Tech Paper: Water balance impacts of a wet FGD system and ways to minimize the overall project cost of the FGD system and new wastewater treatment facilities.

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