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    • Professor Sir Hugh Ford (Telegraph.co.uk)- June 24, 2010
    • Hugh Ford was born on July 16 1913, just four years after Blériot had first crossed the Channel by air and Henry Ford had developed his production line for the earliest motor cars. After leaving Northampton Grammar School at 16 he joined the Swindon works of the Great Western Railway Company as a premium apprentice in fitting and turning. Through long hours of study in evening classes, and then on a day-release scheme inaugurated by GWR, he managed to enlist in the London University external de... More...
    • Flow Modeling Software helps manage oil and gas reservoirs (Thomas Net)- June 21, 2010
    • SimSci-Esscor PIPEPHASE(TM) v9.4 software enables modeling of steady-state, multiphase flow in oil and gas networks and pipeline systems. It models unified well profile by linking subsurface wellbore links and allowing multiple tubing connections and custom data entry of well depths. Also, program integrates with GEM(TM) reservoir simulation software to simulate CO2 sequestration and oil recovery from depleted fields, creating coupled surface network-to-reservoir simulation solution. Invensys Op... More...
    • Filter Management System monitors and controls liquid filtration (Thomas Net)- June 21, 2010
    • Designed to continually monitor line and differential pressure, Russell Filter Management System(TM) discharges oversize from filter automatically, eliminating operator involvement. System prevents risk of damage to filter and to up- or down-stream processes due to over pressure, while minimizing operator exposure to harmful products. Equipped with backlit LCD for setup and use, PLC-based system integrates into plant systems via serial, USB, or Bluetooth connectivity. The NEW and improved Russel... More...
    • MIT researchers use CFD visualization to create safer, more innovative stents (CAD CAM News)- June 17, 2010
    • For many Americans, former President Bill Clinton’s recent heart procedure was a lesson in the miracle of modern medicine. Six years after undergoing quadruple bypass surgery, one of the four bypass grafts Clinton received had become completely blocked. The solution seemed simple: After being admitted to a New York hospital for chest pain, Clinton underwent an hour-long surgery and walked away with two new stents that propped his artery open. Once considered a miracle, stent installations like... More...
    • Novel design yields energy-efficient air conditioner (CNet News)- June 17, 2010
    • Abandoning the mechanics common in today's air conditioners could slash energy use and summertime electricity bills, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Researchers at NREL recently detailed an air conditioning system that does away with the power-hungry condenser and compressor in traditional air conditioners. The goal is to further develop the technology and license it to commercial companies, something that NREL has already done in solar, wind, and other fields. NREL engine... More...
    • New Series of Gas Analysers for Large Combustion Processes (Environmental Technology)- June 17, 2010
    • (UK) have recently announced the launch of the “40 Series” of emissions monitors designed primarily for use on power generation plants and processes such as cement manufacture. These innovative analysers are based on a completely new design that has enabled CODEL to produce a compact, reliable and accurate product at a very competitive price. This advanced new analyser may be configured into a single or multi-channel mode (up to 4 gases plus temperature and pressure). The available gases are... More...
    • 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...