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    • 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...
    • Concentrator photovoltaics: a mature technology for solar power plants (Electro IQ)- May 26, 2010
    • For the world’s future energy supply, the highly efficient conversion of solar energy to electrical energy using photovoltaic (PV) cells is one of the key elements. Researchers in the field of photovoltaics are faced with the problem how to increase the efficiency of this conversion process while reducing the cost significantly. The solution with the highest cost reduction potential is concentrator photovoltaics (CPV), where the cost reduction is incurred by replacing expensive PV cell materia... More...
    • Device stirs hopes for bright future in solar heat (Edmonton Journal)- May 22, 2010
    • EDMONTON - In just a few minutes on a sunny day this week, a pair of slightly bent hardware store-quality mirrors and a curved sheet of aluminum collected and focused enough sunlight to turn a couple of lumps of pewter into a 400C liquid. But melting metal on the back lot at Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF), the former Alberta Research Council centre, is just an illustration of the power of the sun. The real work is to prove the optic principles behind a primitive prototype that could... More...
    • BrightSource Energy Inc. Raises $150 million Funds (Topnews)- May 21, 2010
    • On Thursday, Solar thermal company, BrightSource Energy Inc. that recently succeeded in getting a $1.37 billion federal loan guarantee, said that it has lifted $150 million in its very recent round of funding. The company that includes search engine giant, Google amongst its investors, said that the money would be utilized in accomplishing the company's indentures to supply over 2,600 megawatts of power to California utilities PG&E Corp. and Edison International's Southern California Edison.... More...
    • PSU in space (Vanguard)- May 21, 2010
    • Portland State-based research on fluid dynamics is currently underway at the International Space Station. On April 5, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched two sets of experiments designed by PSU researchers, which are being performed aboard the ISS. The two sets of experiments launched by NASA are the Capillary Channel Flow experiment, in collaboration with a German research team, and the Capillary Flow Experiments (CFE), designed solely by the PSU team, according to Dr. Ma... More...