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'Cinderella' technology must be invited to the ball

Proven energy efficient technology that can transform environmental and cost performance is being sidelined, despite colossal economic pressure

16-cylinder engine delivers high efficiency and low emissions

Clive Nickolay outlines the benefits of what is claimed to be the most efficient 16-cylinder engine in its class

Remote mountable thermal mass flow meter

Suitable for co-gen electric power turbines, food/beverage chillers, heat-treating systems, speciality chemicals

Vertical-axis wind turbine gets go-ahead

Government funding is helping Qinetiq and other project partners to start work on a novel offshore vertical-axis wind turbine

Major tidal turbine contract

The Neptune demonstration design is on schedule for delivery in 2010 at the UK tidal test centre located in Orkney, as a precursor to commercial deployment

Manufacturters’ electricity costs 51 per cent higher than last year

However, the upwards trend through 2008 was reversed in Q4 with the cost of electricity reducing by 27 per cent from the high cost points of Q3 2008

Lubricating the wheels of innovation to reduce friction

Drake Calvin takes a look at some up and coming innovations in friction reduction

Silica analyser helps reduce your plant costs

The new Polymetron 9210 silica analyser can detect early stages of resin saturation due to its low 0.5ppb detection limit

Health monitoring systems are key to the modern plant

Monitoring is fundamental to modern plant asset management within the power generation industries

Filter class recommendations for healthier air quality

Peter Sandberg looks at the implications of European standard EN 13779:200

Submerged tidal turbine goes with the flow on green energy

Compact oil immersed hydraulic brake units are enabling renewable energy turbines to make the most of energy production from sub sea tidal flows

Novel strategies boost turbine efficiency

The challenge of keeping power plants at peak efficiency - when demand is growing and investment is in short supply - is forcing plant managers and equipment suppliers to consider all aspects of their operations. Sean Ottewell reports

3D scanners deliver metrology for larger free-form objects

Developed to cope with measuring and inspecting cars, planes, trains, wind turbines in crowded production areas

Two-stage turbocharged gas engine

New Jenbacher J624 engine increases energy output by 10 per cent and electrical efficiency by 1 per centage point

Bearing system for planetary wind turbine gearboxes

Planetary bearing supports for a 1.5 MW wind turbine gearbox with one planetary gear stage

Measurement of underwater noise

Fugro teams up with JASCO Applied Sciences, the underwater acoustics company, to provide measurement of underwater noise

Five offshore demonstration wind turbines planned

GE Energy teams up with Norwegian and Swedish energy companies in growing offshore wind farm sector developments

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