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Intertek Launches Turbine Lubricant Testing Service

Linda Hardesty

Intertek launched TurbineCHECK, a service to test oils, grease and related hydraulic fluids in large turbines. Intertek provides a suite of turbine lubricant, fluid, grease, and particle analysis services to assist owners in identifying potential component failures before they occur, helping to keep turbine systems up and running, reducing the risk of expensive damage and   …Continue Reading

Echogen Offers Waste Heat Recovery System

Linda Hardesty

Echogen Power Systems, a provider of power generation technology for waste heat recovery, says its EPS100 heat engine system is now available for industrial customers. The EPS100 uses a supercritical CO2 working fluid to convert waste heat into power more efficiently than existing organic Rankine cycle (ORC) technologies, without using additional fuel, says Echogen Power.   …Continue Reading

Verdantix Assesses Industrial Energy Management Software

Karen Henry

A new report from Verdantix found that firms with energy costs that are greater than 10 percent of their total operating costs should invest in a new wave of industrial energy management software to achieve best in class operations. The report, Smart Innovators: Industrial Energy Management Software, is based on interviews with 127 energy directors at   …Continue Reading

Adsorption Cooling Helps Company Save Energy

Karen Henry

Combined heat and power (CHP) units used in conjunction with thermally driven cooling systems (combined cooling and power, or CCP) are helping German manufacturing companies that require energy-intensive production processes to be more energy efficient. The CHP cogeneration system produces power and heat efficiently and cost-effectively, and with the addition of an adsorption chiller, the benefits   …Continue Reading

Buckyballs Enhance Carbon Capture

Karen Henry

Scientists at Rice University have discovered an environmentally friendly carbon-capture method that could be equally adept at absorbing carbon dioxide emissions from industrial plants and at natural gas wells. The Rice lab revealed in a proof-of-concept study that amine-rich compounds are highly effective at capturing greenhouse gas when combined with carbon-60 molecules. Tests from one to   …Continue Reading

Using Detailed Data in Green and Productive Operations

David Dornfeld

Show me some numbers!At the end of the last posting the statement was made that it is necessary to address green manufacturing and the role of digital enterprises in the context of informing the customers each enterprise serves as well as those to whom the enterprise appears as the customer. Importantly, this has to be   …Continue Reading

Answers to Arguments against PACE

Lacey Miller

Search the terms “property assessed clean energy” (PACE), and you will get a laundry list of results from program supporters, PACE organizations, and other energy efficiency groups. They all have roughly the same information about the definition, origin, and benefits of PACE, but what they aren’t discussing are potential concerns. Don’t misunderstand, I am a   …Continue Reading

DOE Study Finds 20% Energy Savings from Cambridge HTHV Direct Gas-Fired Heaters

Linda Hardesty

According to the DOE, unit heaters account for almost 18 percent of commercial space heating energy use, specifically in commercial and industrial areas like warehouses, loading docks and production areas. The DOE’s Better Buildings Alliance commissioned a study to compare Cambridge Engineering’s SA-Series high discharge temperature heating and ventilation (HTHV) direct-fired gas heaters against standard   …Continue Reading

Sawmill Powered by Biomass

Linda Hardesty

Swedish sawmill company Hilmer Anderson has signed a $3.8 million contract with bioenergy and materials handling firm Saxlund International for biomass combustion technology and fuel handling. With commissioning due in 2015, the contract includes Saxlund’s fuel handling systems and combustion technology in combination with a 12 MW hot-water boiler. The plant will deliver hot water   …Continue Reading

DOE Recognizes Cummins for Jamestown Engine Plant Retrofit

Karen Henry

The US Department of Energy (DOE) recognized Cummins for reducing energy use and costs at its Jamestown Engine Plant in New York. Through the Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge, Cummins committed to a 25 percent reduction in energy intensity by 2016 across 104 facilities, including 19 plants covering more than eight million square feet. Cummins   …Continue Reading

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