by Lori Riddle
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Cliffside Steam Station coal plant storage tanksWe’ve been at the CoalGen conference and tradeshow in Charlotte, NC, this week. Fisher
provides field erected welded steel storage tanks, FGD tanks and specialty vessels like silos, absorbers or scrubbers for coal-fired power plants. Coal remains a major part of our energy infrastructure here in the US, and the CoalGen conference is a key industry event covering topics related to the design, development, operation, maintenance and upgrading of coal fueled power plants.

The CoalGen event includes four days of conference and preconference sessions and professional development opportunities, a tradeshow, and a rare opportunity for a technical tour of Duke Energy’s Cliffside Station (where Fisher’s built a few tanks!). Exhibitors represent a multitude of products and services for coal plants – including but not limited to coal puliverizers. coatings systems, vacuum pumps, engineering, EPC services, lighting and cables, specialty metals, water treatment, safety suppliers, emissions control systems, logistics companies and - you guessed it - tanks.

The Keynote session included speakers from both the power generation sector and major leaders in the design and construction of power plants and power plant upgrades. Conference sessions include topics like Clean Coal Technologies, The Evolving Coal Plant, Carbon Capture and Sequestration, and many more.

We’ve had opportunities to talk with experts in all aspects of coal fueled power plants and wanted to share some info about just a few of the folks we talked to during the CoalGen show. Click here to find out more about all of the exhibitors and the products and services available for the power industry as well as other industrial applications.

Aetna Coatings  Blasting, protective coatings, lead containment & fireproofing

Blome International Manufacturer of protective linings & coatings

Job-Site Safety  Professional safety solutions

MTS Sensors  Sensors for industrial applications including tank level sensors

Nol-Tec Materials handling & dry-sorbent technologies

Superheat FGH  Heat treatment services

Altran Innovation & high tech engineering consulting

Buckner Industrial Rigging  Rigging, equipment setting & millwright services

Miller Transfer  Heavy haul & freight services

Crane Rental Corporation  Equipment for heavy lifting, rigging & hauling

Titanium Demolition & Remediation Group  Commercial & industrial demo & environmental remediation

Carboline  Coatings, linings & fireproofing

SAIC Constructors  Design build services

Langley Alloys  Specialists in Super Duplex

Dockside Logistics  Packaging, crating & preservation for turbines

Bowen Engineering  Self performing general contractor services

CH2M Hill  Full service engineering, construction and operations services

International Paint  Protective coatings, lining, fire protection


Wall of Honor CoalGen Fisher Tank Company SponsorPennWell’s Wall of Honor  was a highlight of the show, honoring our men and women in military service around the globe. Fisher Tank Company is proud to be a sponsor of the Wall of Honor, in support of the Blue Star Mothers organization.


For more information about the Coal-Gen show, power-related publications or the PowerGen show coming up in November, check out PowerGen, and keep an eye on our events page!

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