An acronym for Flexible, Innovative, Resilient Small, Transformative, Coal FIRST is an initiative to foster coal plant sustainability for the future
The evolution of the energy industry continues to push its players to up their game and the US Department of Energy is doing its part in ensuring their success in decades to come. Managed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory, Coal FIRST has an overarching goal to make coal-fired power generation a cleaner and more efficient source of energy.
Coal FIRST’s daring proposal to turn this fossil fuel into an environmentally-friendly classification aims at ultimately becoming a near zero-emission source of energy across the United States. Both government and private industry understand that for coal to have a future, it must evolve and reinvent much of what has been a traditional approach. And the Coal FIRST Initiative may be the best chance to achieve this transformation.
Temp-Pro has actively worked with many coal plants in supplying a variety of temperature measurement devices. The Coal FIRST Initiative is bound to create opportunity for us as many of the changes being made are not only policy-driven, but also requiring the upgrade and improvement of existing systems to match the initiative’s tenets for sustainable coal-fired plant operations.
There is no doubt that the current trend of decline in the application of coal to power generation is a sign of the times. Renewable energy started out the same way as coal did, replacing existing sources of power and eventually became a standard. However, a decrease in dependence does not means that coal does not have a future before it is completely replaced–possibly decades from now.
Trust Temp-Pro’s vested involvement in the Power Generation and its support of coal-fired plant operations. Our industrial temperature measurement devices have been serving this industry for almost five decades and we will continue to supply our products for many more to come.
Temp-Pro’s custom-designed RTDs are a type of consumable component that will continue to be in demand in coal-fired plant operations. Over the years, we have also evolved to meet the regulatory and industrial requirements of new trends and demands from fossil fuel sources.