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    • Foster Wheeler: Supply solar steam generator equipment (Foster Wheel)- June 15, 2010
    • A Foster Wheeler AG subsidiary of its Global Power Group was awarded a contract for the design, supply and advisory services for two sets of solar steam generators at the Valle 1 and Valle 2 Solar Thermal Power Plants located in San José del Valle (Cadiz, Spain). The steam generators include: preheaters, superheaters, reheaters and kettle-type evaporators; in addition to high and low pressure feedwater heaters. The plants are owned by Torresol Energy, a company created by SENER with 60 percent ... More...
    • Nanotech yields major advance in heat transfer, cooling technologies (Newswire)- June 14, 2010
    • CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have discovered a new way to apply nanostructure coatings to make heat transfer far more efficient, with important potential applications to high tech devices as well as the conventional heating and cooling industry. These coatings can remove heat four times faster than the same materials before they are coated, using inexpensive materials and application procedures. The discovery has the pot... More...
    • University's nanotech coating scores highly with patent (ACR News)- June 14, 2010
    • ACADEMICS at Oregon State University are said to have discovered a way of dramatically increasing heat transfer efficiency using nanotechnology. The new coatings based on nanotechnology can remove heat four times faster than the same materials before they are coated, using inexpensive materials and application procedures say researchers. Heat transfer surfaces are coated with a nanostructured application of zinc oxide. Researchers claim the coatings produced a "heat transfer coefficient" 10 time... More...
    • Tributes have been paid to distinguished professor Dr Charles Fred Kettleborough (Scunthorpe)- June 11, 2010
    • A DISTINGUISHED professor and pioneer of solar energy, who grew up in Scunthorpe, has passed away aged 87. Dr Charles Fred Kettleborough died on Friday, May 21, at a care home in Texas. His daughter Elaine Powdrill phoned The Scunthorpe Telegraph from College Station, Texas, keen to pay tribute to him in his hometown. She said: "He was a great man who achieved a lot. If you search his name, you can see just how much." He was an expert in heat transfer, fluid mechanics and lubrication technology,... More...
    • LPP Combustion’s New Technology Generates Green Power from Bio-ethanol (azocleantech)- June 11, 2010
    • Using the technology, LPP Combustion generates green power on a 30kW Capstone C30 gas turbine. The LPP combustion system is considered as a skid-based technology and can be retrofitted to existing gas-fired equipment and gas turbines without making any changes to the combustion hardware. The LPP combustion system delivers improved heat rate, reduced maintenance, and fuel flexibility. Under a net metering agreement, LPP Combustion is delivering green power to the Baltimore Gas & Electric (BG... More...
    • EDAX Releases OIM 6.0 Microanalysis Software (Azomaterials)- June 10, 2010
    • EDAX Inc., a leader in X-ray microanalysis and electron diffraction instrumentation, continues to lead the industry with its recent release of OIM™ 6.0-the first microanalysis package to be written for 64 bit processor and Microsoft® Windows 7 compatibility with datasets reaching >40 million data points. OIM™ software offers easier access to the most commonly used functions along with one button analysis. Among the latest features incorporated into OIM™ 6.0 are expanded QuickGen and Te... More...
    • Invensys releases updated flow modelling software (Processing Talk)- June 10, 2010
    • Invensys Operations Management has released its Simsci-Esscor Pipephase 9.4 software for the rigorous modelling of steady-state, multiphase flow in oil and gas networks and pipeline systems. The updated Pipephase release enables users to better manage oil and gas reservoirs using enhanced subsurface well modelling functions and an interface with GEM, a reservoir simulation software application from Computer Modeling Group (CMG). The accurate modelling of oil and gas reservoirs allows producers t... More...
    • Filters for fluids including compressed air, gases, process liquids (Engineer Live)- June 8, 2010
    • The new Filtersoft range of cartridge filters from Hi-line Industries Ltd are claimed to offer savings of up to 75 per cent compared with the cost of other manufacturers products. These savings are achieved, however, without any compromise on build quality, performance or anticipated service life. Filters can be supplied for use with a wide range of fluids including compressed air, gases, process liquids together with both hydraulic and lubricating oils. They have been designed with energy effic... More...
    • How cool is that? Liquid cooling (New Electronics)- June 6, 2010
    • Put a billion transistors on a chip and what do you get? Staggering performance, yes, making possible applications otherwise impossible. Unfortunately, you also get something else: enormous amounts of heat. As a result, many in the electronics industry now believe its most important challenge is far better cooling. Without it, we could see the end of Moore's Law. The situation is already critical. For example, the power required to cool a typical large data centre is now equal to the power consu... More...
    • New oxygen probe for combustion gas analysis (MeasurementDevices)- June 6, 2010
    • Warminster PA, USA -- ABB has launched its next generation of combustion gas analyzers for industrial and utility boiler applications. With a revised sensor design and an increased choice of probe lengths up to four meters (13+ feet), the Endura AZ20 expands ABB’s offering to high temperature applications up to 800°C. The Endura AZ20 offers an enhanced robust design. Manufactured using a new ceramic-to-steel bonding process, the AZ20 offers improved resistance to thermal stresses and shocks c... More...