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Dry Solids Pump Powers Cutting Edge Coal Gasification

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne celebrated the commissioning of a commercial-scale dry-solids pump—a feed system integrated with PWR's compact gasifier to efficiently gasify coal, petcoke and other solid fuels. The dry-solids pump, located at the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota, is the latest step toward global commercialization of innovative technology designed to lower energy costs, provide a clean alternative fuel source and strengthen U.S. energy security.

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The Nex Flow Curved X-Stream Air Blade Knife

Air Knife Reduces Compressed Air Usage by Up to 90 Percent

The Nex Flow Curved X-Stream Air Blade Air Knife, is a unique design from Nex Flow for producing a wide angle “fan” of amplified air flow for blow-off. It can replace rows of nozzles or jets or drilled pipe to reduce energy. This unit was developed to fit into areas of limited space requiring larger areas for blow-off and when straight Nex Flow X-Stream Air Blade Air Knives may not fit.


Energy Efficiency »

NSK released its environmental progress report in April 2012

NSK Releases Environmental Progress Report

NSK Corporation released its 2011 environmental achievements, championed by its seven ISO 14000-certified production facilities in the United States. Based on a series of pre-established benchmarks, NSK's sustainability efforts have saved 11,402 trees, 267,521 gallons of oil, 4 million gallons of water and more.

Pollution Control »

CleanAIR Systems, the first emissions control manufacturer to develop a compact Tier 4 retrofit product for large diesel and natural gas engines, is pleased to announce the recent installation and commissioning of six E-PODs at a secure east coast data center.

CleanAIR E-POD Reduces NOx at East Coast Data Center

CleanAIR Systems, the first emissions control manufacturer to develop a compact Tier 4 retrofit product for large diesel and natural gas engines, is pleased to announce the recent installation and commissioning of six E-PODs at a secure east coast data center.


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Designing Drives for a Competitive Edge

Start designing next-generation equipment. While standard engineering practice for the industrial equipment you design may call for roller chain or gears, there is an alternative that minimizes risk and cost while offering a marketable advantage. Review your drive design options and find two case studies that demonstrate how synchronous belt drives improved performance.

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How to Run Your Maintenance Operations More Efficiently with Maintenance Management Software.

Companies use Maintenance Management Software to help workers perform more effectively and to help managers make strategic decisions regarding assets. This guide will help you better understand how to reduce downtime, track costs, and assign personnel to jobs as well as provide you with several price quotes (by phone/e-mail) from reputable Maintenance Software Management vendors.

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Designing Environmental Sustainability into Product Research and Development.

Environmental sustainability is drawing attention from all directions - from new environmental regulations and enforced compliance to suppliers looking to create competitive differentiation though greener products and services. Simultaneously, manufacturers have become increasingly dependent upon their ability to efficiently innovate and successfully bring new products to market.

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