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    • 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...
    • Milton Van Dyke, influential fluid mechanics professor, dead at 87 (Stanford University)- June 1, 2010
    • Before the silicon boom in the Santa Clara Valley, the high-tech industry was aerospace engineering. And Milton Van Dyke was at the forefront of it. "To those of us working in the industry, Milton was a 'star,' arguably the brightest star," wrote his former graduate student Leonard Schwartz in a published biography. Van Dyke, a professor emeritus of mechanical engineering and of aeronautics and astronautics, and a major contributor to the field of fluid mechanics, died of complications from Park... More...
    • WERA Ocean Radar System (Hydro International)- June 1, 2010
    • WERA operates at radio frequencies between 5 and 50MHz. A vertically polarised electromagnetic wave is coupled to the conductive ocean surface and follows the curvature of the earth. The rough ocean surface interacts with the radio wave and, due to the Bragg effect, back-scattered signals can be detected from ranges greater than 200km. The Bragg effect describes the coupling of the electromagnetic wave with the ocean wave field. Reflections from waves that fulfill this Bragg condition generate a... More...
    • Pressure and temperature transmitters 101 (Windpower Engineering)- May 26, 2010
    • The forces operating on a wind turbine nacelle are extremely powerful, producing stresses that can push pressures and temperatures beyond normal operating parameters and cause omponent failure. These conditions give pressure and temperature sensors a critical role ensuring nacelle subsystems function smoothly and safely. And, because nacelles are typically difficult to access, repairs and downtime are extremely costly. That’s why it pays to understand the role of pressure and temperature trans... More...