Industrial

Static Flow Meter Monitors Thermal Energy in C&I Applications

Linda Hardesty

Itron expanded its thermal energy metering portfolio with its new static flow meter for thermal energy commercial and industrial (C&I) applications. The Axonic meter is a static ultrasonic flow meter designed to meet the needs of district heating and cooling applications. The meter will be marketed globally. In combination with a connected Itron thermal energy   …Continue Reading


Saxlund Produces Electricity from Waste Heat

Linda Hardesty

Saxlund International will market and support a new, wet steam turbine (WST) power technology that produces electricity from saturated or superheated steam. Developed by sister company Opcon Energy Systems around a twin screw Lysholm turbine, the Opcon Powerbox WST enables the production of between 200 kW–800 kW of electricity from low grade steam, which would   …Continue Reading


Dow Chemical Procures 200 MW of Wind

Linda Hardesty

Dow Chemical has signed a long-term agreement with a new wind farm currently under development in South Texas by a subsidiary of Bordas Wind Energy, a joint venture between MAP and Enerverse. The wind farm, to be complete in first quarter 2016, will span nearly 35,000 acres and will supply Dow’s Freeport Texas Manufacturing facility   …Continue Reading


Steel Company Saves Energy with New Turbine Blowers

Linda Hardesty

ArcelorMittal Galati, a steel and mining company, has invested more than $7 million to upgrade a set of turbine blowers, aimed at reducing energy consumption at one of its blast furnaces. The turbine blowers inject cold air into the blast furnaces, and are key to the technological flow of the unit. Following the investment, the   …Continue Reading


Cement Industry Dominates Top Performing Energy Star Plants in 2014

Linda Hardesty

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced 70 manufacturing plants that have achieved Energy Star certification for their energy performance in 2014. The cement industry made a strong showing for the year. Energy Star certified plants are independently verified on an annual basis to have reached the top 25 percent of energy performance for their   …Continue Reading


Steel Distributor Reduces Lighting Fixtures 60% with LEDs

Linda Hardesty

Kenwal Steel, a flat-rolled steel distributor, has upgraded the lighting in its 100,000-sq-foot steel mill in Dearborn, Michigan, to the Digital Lumens Intelligent LED Lighting System. By replacing its 1000-watt metal halide fixtures with the LED system, the facility is saving more than 93 percent in lighting-related energy, resulting in an investment payback period of   …Continue Reading


Non-Metal Switch Suits Industrial Applications

Linda Hardesty

Eaton has introduced its new non-metallic motor control disconnect switch that is designed to provide a secondary means of power shut-down for industrial manufacturers and applications in the food and beverage industry. Constructed with industrial strength thermoplastic materials, the non-metallic motor control disconnect switch is built to withstand corrosive and industrial environments and is IP67   …Continue Reading


SMUD Selects Opower, FirstFuel to Engage Business Customers

Linda Hardesty

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has selected Opower for a multi-year partnership to deliver personalized communications to residential, commercial and industrial customers. SMUD will replace a set of existing systems with the Opower platform. Opower will deliver an integrated Web portal across all of SMUD’s nearly 625,000 residential and commercial customers, enabling them to gain   …Continue Reading


Turning Industrial Air Pollution into Valuable Energy

Linda Hardesty

Many industries, including oil & gas, food processing and petrochemical emit gases into the atmosphere. Ener-Core says it has created a system to help such companies convert their air pollution into clean energy. In some instances, flaring waste gas is actually required by environmental laws. But Ener-Core says waste gas can be turned into clean   …Continue Reading


Pellet Maker Installs ORC Biomass Power System

Linda Hardesty

Turboden was chosen by Maine Woods Pellet Company to supply a biomass based Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) power unit for its plant in Athens, Maine. The plant can produce up to 100,000 tons of wood pellets per year. The Turboden ORC system will produce 8 MW, converting the heat of thermal oil generated by wood   …Continue Reading


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