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    • Total Awards FMC Technologies $210 Million Subsea Contract to Support Laggan-Tormore Field (Earth Times)- April 6, 2010
    • HOUSTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FTI) announced today that it has signed an agreement with Total Exploration and Production UK Ltd for the manufacture and supply of subsea production equipment to support the Laggan-Tormore field. The award has a value of approximately $210 million in revenue to FMC Technologies. Laggan-Tormore is an offshore gas field located in water depths of approximately 1,950 feet (600 meters) west of the... More...
    • IR Thermal Imaging System operates in furnaces and boilers. (ThomasNet News)- April 1, 2010
    • THERMAL IMAGING SYSTEM FOR ACCURATE, INFRARED TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT THROUGH FLAMES INSIDE FURNACES AND BOILERS.....NEW FROM LENOX INSTRUMENT COMPANY. Trevose, PA, - Lenox Instrument Company, a leading manufacturer of high-temperature, video furnace and boiler camera systems, today announced the release of its new FireSight® Thermal Imaging Camera System designed specifically to provide clear, real-time monitoring and accurate, non-contact temperature measurement through combustion flames tran... More...
    • Heat Transfer Systems launches HTfluidfit for thermal fluid conditioning (WorldPumps.com)- March 31, 2010
    • The HTfluidfit from Heat Transfer Systems conditions thermal fluids within the operating system, which extends pump life, delivers cost savings and reduces carbon emissions and wasternrnrnBenefits of the HTfluidfit include; guaranteed flash and fire points; consistant heat transfer performance; reduction in high and low boilers, sludges and insolubles and long-term sustainability.rnRichard Franklin, director of Heat Transfer Systems... More...
    • Persistent Geo-Blunder Discovered: Huge Boost For Oil And Gas Exploration (Oil and Gas Online)- March 29, 2010
    • San Diego, CA - For decades, an unsuspected geological blunder has limited crucial technical understanding of how, where and why petroleum and natural gas deposits form. Exposing and correcting that vital mistake offer the promise of new insights and potentially vast new energy-resource discoveries. Since the 1930s, the idea of mantle convection has been inextricably rooted in common geological interpretations of the Earth's dynamics. In a paper just published in the March 25, 2010 issue of Curr... More...
    • India to launch rocket with own engine technology in a month (The Economic Times)- March 26, 2010
    • BANGALORE: India is set to launch in a month its powerful rocket with the homemade cryogenic engine to propel a satellite into a geosynchronous orbit and become only the sixth nation to develop this complex engine. The much awaited launch has been billed as a landmark event for the country's space programme after its maiden unmanned moon mission Chandrayaan-I in 2008. India had been using Russia-made cryogenic engines so far for satellite launchings. A cryogenic engine will be used for the first... More...
    • Large Hadron Collider Breaks Energy Record—By 300% (National Geographic)- March 19, 2010
    • The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) set a new energy record this morning, tripling its former peak performance. In doing so, the "big bang machine" took an important step toward full-power operation. At 5:20 a.m., local time, in Geneva, Switzerland, physicists sent two proton beams racing around the Large Hadron Collider's oval-shaped, 17-mile-long (27-kilometer-long) underground tunnel. Each beam packed a powerful 3.5-trillion-electron-volt (TeV) punch—the highest energy yet achieved in a particl... More...
    • Taking steam out of the oilsands (CBC News)- March 18, 2010
    • A new technology being developed by a Calgary company could address one of the biggest problems of the oilsands: high water usage. Petrobank Energy and Resources' process recently passed a significant hurdle, validating a technology its backers say will not only get out more oil, but also have a smaller environmental footprint. Petrobank's Whitesands underground combustion pilot project near Conklin, Alberta, south of Fort McMurray.(Petrobank Energy and Resources) Last week, independent engineer... More...
    • US producer prices fall as energy costs drop (BBC News)- March 17, 2010
    • US producer prices - the wholesale price of goods leaving the factory gate - fell by more than expected in February, official figures have shown.The seasonally adjusted index for producer prices fell 0.6% in February, the biggest fall since July. The fall was attributed by the US Labor Department to a 2.9% drop in energy costs. Analysts said the figures indicated that there were few inflationary pressures in the economy. Stripping out energy and food costs, core producer prices rose by 0.1% n Fe... More...
    • When Supersonic Is Just Too Slow (Forbes.com)- March 16, 2010
    • But the program is more than a speed contest. It's part of an effort to go fast and travel further without having to carry lots of rocket fuel, which is cumbersome. The X-51 will be powered by a hydrocarbon-based jet fuel called JP7. The Air Force might want to base a high-speed, long-range missile around the technology, or make a very fast spy plane with it. NASA began looking at the technology (it ran the X-43 program) to develop a less bulky and expensive way of getting to space. As it stands... More...
    • MIT scientists transform polyethylene into a heat-conducting material (e! Science News)- March 7, 2010
    • Most polymers — materials made of long, chain-like molecules — are very good insulators for both heat and electricity. But an MIT team has found a way to transform the most widely used polymer, polyethylene, into a material that conducts heat just as well as most metals, yet remains an electrical insulator. The new process causes the polymer to conduct heat very efficiently in just one direction, unlike metals, which conduct equally well in all directions. This may make the new material espe... More...