Ambri reaches milestone in commercializing liquid metal batteries for grid scale storage

The “Beta Core” energy storage system provides 20 kWh with a peak capacity of 6 kW and contains 432 cells or batteries.

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Taking the first steps toward condition based maintenance

Many utilities are making the transition to a condition based maintenance strategy.

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Trump era will likely have mixed effects on U.S.energy, says LeClairRyan energy attorneys

Will President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to unleash America’s $50 trillion in untapped shale, oil, and natural gas reserves, along with hundreds of years’ worth of clean coal, translate into a huge boon for the U.S. energy sector?

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Securing network devices with IEC 62443-4-2 standard—what you should know

As the Industrial IoT continues to expand, more and more devices are being connected to networks. securing

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The case for case carburized bearings in wind turbines

Case-carburized bearings have distinct advantages over through-hardened versions. Case studies presented here suggest properties to request in the specification for gearbox replacement bearings.

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Renewable energy after the U.S. elections

President-elect Donald Trump said three things during the campaign about energy, but did not mention renewable energy.

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What turbine electronics are repairable, and which are not

An analysis conducted by Wind Energy Update suggests that 50% of all failures in wind turbines are due to electronic problems.

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GTI unveils upgraded wired iPad vibration analyzing system

GTI Predictive Technology headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire is proud to announce a new version of our classic wired iPad Vibration Analyzer is now available.

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The advantages of using drones for land development projects

Drones have quickly become an essential tool for land surveyors, with a variety of surveying-specific UAVs now available from manufacturers such as senseFly and Aibotix.

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Best-in-class online energy education & training from a partnership with EPCE & Bismarck State College

EPCE, the Energy Providers Coalition for Education, and its founding education partner, Bismarck State College (BSC) National Energy Center for Excellence have announced an enhanced partnership.

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FLEXICON Ultra – one-piece “fit and forget” conduit fitting

The special seal technique in the conduit ensures superior IP protection according to protection class IP68 (IP68 up to 1-meter depth for 72 hours) and IP69.

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Titan Tool Supply adds high-efficiency LED lamp to line of microscopy inspection products

Titan Tool Supply, Inc., Buffalo, New York announces the addition of the unique ANSER LED Gooseneck Lamp to its stable of microscopy inspection products. Featuring an 18-in. flexible gooseneck mounted on a portable magnetic base, the LED lamp can be positioned in close proximity to work areas during manufacturing, assembly and inspection operations. According to

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Changing the game by linking nuclear and renewable energy systems

Nuclear and renewable technologies are crucial parts of the United States’ energy system, providing clean, secure, abundant power.

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A early view of the U.S. energy and infrastructure under a Trump administration

Here, we take an early look at how a Trump administration could affect the U.S. energy and infrastructure sectors.

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Altech intros UL 489 ground fault equipment protector to help prevent costly production shutdowns

A complete line of UL Ground Fault Equipment Protection (GFEP) devices from Altech Corp.

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A cleaner, more efficient car? FSU professor designs new material to better store hydrogen

A Florida State University researcher has designed new materials that could be used to store hydrogen for fuel cell vehicles more efficiently.

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Corrosion protection by coatings: How to figure out the best systems for practice

Systems with special primers generally show better results for corrosion protection, which can be measured by the uptake of protection current and the grade of blistering.

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Three ways DOE research will help eagles coexist with wind energy deployment

Building energy infrastructure that keeps wildlife safe is a key concern at the U.S. Department of Energy, which is why it has funded six teams to improve technologies that will protect eagles sharing airspace with wind turbines.

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Arthur D. Little report: The True Economic and Environmental Costs of Battery Electric Vehicles in the United States – a 2015 Review and 2025 Forecast

A recent report on the real impact of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) compared to internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs), in terms of total cost of ownership (net of public subsidies) and environmental impact, reveals no easy choice for eco-minded consumers.

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DES-Case reimagines the oil sight glass, launches redesigned version that improves contamination monitoring

Des-Case Corporation, a global manufacturer of specialty filtration products that improve process equipment reliability and extend lubricant life, has launched an entirely redesigned oil sight glass.

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Berkeley Lab study shows significant potential for further turbine scaling

The growing size of wind turbines has helped lower the cost of wind energy to the point that it is economically competitive with fossil-fuel alternatives in some locations, says Berkeley Lab.

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Moxa suggests ways to mitigate security risks

Moxa says the sheer volume of the data collected from these interconnected devices and the complete shift in how data is handled make these devices vulnerable to cyber attacks and unauthorized access.

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ABB’s AssetShield — protects transformers from ballistics — enhances physical security and reliability

Armor steel shielding of transformers and power equipment is part of the “hardening” process to provide components with advanced ballistic-level protection against physical attack.

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Energy Department announces $30 million for innovation in hydrogen production and fuel cells

The Energy Department (DOE) recently announced about $30 million in available funding, subject to appropriations, for research and development of low-cost hydrogen production, onboard hydrogen storage, and proton exchange membrane fuel cells to advance the widespread commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicles.

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Energy superhighway will be crucial to successful delivery & management of energy services, says Navigant Research

A recent white paper from Navigant Research provides a far-reaching view of the connectivity needs of electric utilities, exploring approaches and technologies, with case studies of projects designed to develop an Energy Superhighway.

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