standby power industry Articles

  • Fears over future power shortages highlights requirement for standby power

    Britain is facing a future where energy prices will escalate and energy sources become insecure and unreliable according to a recent report from the industry regulator Ofgem.  It stated that a combination of a global financial crisis, tough environmental targets, increasing gas import dependency and the closure of ageing power stations are to blame for rising costs and uncertain ...


    By Shenton Group

  • Beyond Incident Rates: Use the Power of Leading Indicators to Improve EHS Performance

    What if you were driving somewhere, and could only see backwards in the rear-view mirror? Sounds scary, but this is pretty much how traditional Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) metrics like incident and injury rates have been used for decades to manage performance. Such lagging indicators measure what occurred in the past. They give you a good view of where you’ve been, but not where ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • Global Power Rental Market Analysis, Share, Size, Trends And Forecast to 2020: Grand View Research, Inc

    The global market for power rental systems is expected to reach USD 24.08 billion by 2020, according to a new research report by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing grid instability coupled with power spikes in times of peak demand is expected to be a key driver for the development of the market. In addition, the increased focus towards reduction of peak power consumption in order to reduce ...


  • Global Power Rental Market is Expected to Reach USD 20.64 Billion in 2019: Transparency Market Research

    According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Power Rental Market for applications (Peak Shaving, Continuous Power and Standby) in End Use (Government and Utilities, Oil, Gas and Mining, Construction, Industrial, Events) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 – 2019" the global power rental market was valued at USD 7.28 ...


  • Efficient Maintenance of Plant Equipments and Machinery

    With the growing spectrum of several industrial, manufacturing, and services concerns at a global level, the consumption of electricity has also been mounted upwards over a period of time. As a matter of cause and effect process, the outcome of high on demand electric consumption in numerous industrial and commercial spheres worldwide has turned out in terms of the shift of most of the ...


  • Why it is so Hard – and so Important – To increase distributed resources

    If distributed resources are such a good idea, why don’t we build more of them? A report released this week by Tufts University sheds some light on the answer. Despite all of the talk about the efficiency they bring to the grid, resources like solar energy and combined heat and power still face significant regulatory and monetary hurdles. Consider the following findings from “Distributed ...

  • UV disinfection for enhanced oil recovery and other oilfield applications

    One of the biggest challenges facing oil companies today is how to extract more oil from the discoveries made in the last 40 years. Estimates vary, but approximately 66% of the discovered oil gets left in the ground. The International Energy Agency has estimated that if, in the next 20 years, this figure could be reduced to 50%, then this would increase the world's recoverable oil by 1.2 trillion ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • US EPA UVGDM 2006 validated UV systems

    As micro-organisms evolve, so too does their resistance against traditional methods of treatment. atg UV has developed a range of validated systems that fully comply with the requirements of the US EPA 2006 UVDGM (worlds' strictest validation standard).  atg UV Technology has a range of UV systems that have been designed specifically for the drinking water industry, and are fully compliant ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Plan B efficiency and conservation measures drop energy demand by 2020

    Projections from the International Energy Agency show global energy demand growing by close to 30 percent by 2020, setting the stage for massive growth in the carbon dioxide emissions that are warming our planet. But dramatically ramping up energy efficiency would allow the world to not only avoid growth in energy demand but actually reduce global demand to below 2006 levels by 2020. We can ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • May the Force be energy efficient

    It was hard to get excited about IBM’s Watson http://www-03.ibm.com/innovation/us/watson/ besting two humans in the TV game show Jeopardy and walking away with a $1 million prize last month. After all, thanks to the entertainment industry, we’ve seen robots and computers win in all kinds of ways, from HAL duping the smart ...

  • Guest Post: 2012 - The Year Renewables Became a Problem

    Looking back on the energy news from 2012 there are a couple of over-riding trends. On a positive note, with significant taxpayer and/or ratepayer financial support through direct subsidies and Feed-In-Tariffs (FITs) renewable electrical generation is starting to have a major impact in several jurisdictions.  On May 25 Germany set a new record for solar energy with production of 22 GW, ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Case study - Anglian water Cryptosoridium outbreak

    Pitsford Drinking Water Site, England In June 2008, a rabbit was located in the wash water tank at the Pitsford Drinking Water Plant of Anglian Water, leading to contamination of the treatment works with Cryptosporidum, a chlorine resistant parasitic micro-organism. The parasite was detected on June 24 and, following consultation with health and local authorities, a notice to boil ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • A perfect pair: SBR designs & advanced aeration technology

    Conventional sequencing batch reactors (SBRs) that utilize diffused-air networks have existed in the U.S. for about three decades now. The reliability of controls and instrumentation has significantly improved in the last 10 to 15 years, and as a result, SBR plant designs are becoming more widely accepted. The attractiveness of their compact layout and ease of operation has also helped increase ...

  • North Creek pumping station, King County, WA

    The new North Creek Pumping Station in King County, Wash., had to maintain the Department of Natural Resources' national reputation for outstanding reliability. To make sure it did, the design team applied the most advanced pump technology and vibration prevention methods. And the designers and utility put extra attention on meeting operations and maintenance needs. "We included folks from ...


  • Case study - SBR keeps noise, energy & capital costs low

    Pennsylvania is home to one of the first Argos® SBR plants to utilize a surface mounted process aerator/mixer, which is a significant improvement over the traditional diffused air network designs. The new layout offers substantial capital investment savings as well as significant reductions in ...

  • Creative Service Solutions - Case Study

    A paper mill in Finland suffered the complete failure of a large four-stage vacuum blower. Creative problem solving resulted in a repair time of only seven days. The maintenance team built a functional blower by using parts from three outdated machines. The combined efforts of Sulzer and of the paper mill’s own engineers made it possible. The paper industry has to cope with a ...


    By Sulzer

  • A Leap in the Dark – Safety Precautions in Confined Spaces

    Considering the Risks, Preparation and Appropriate PPE Mentioning ‘confined spaces’ probably conjures up some fairly potent claustrophobic – and not entirely pleasant – images in the mind for most. However, do you really know what to look out for and how to address the inherent dangers of entering these spaces? Work within a confined space is likely to be ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Improving and maintaining the performance of your Heat Exchanger or Condenser.

    The usage of Heat Exchangers or Condensers is common in many processes across a wide range of industries. The Energy sector is no different, either in the Thermal Power Generation, Upstream and Downstream of the Oil and Gas including Petrochemical and Chemical plants; Heat Exchangers are used to cool of the steam or to pre-heat different liquid needed in the processes. The recurrent problem of ...

  • Computer Companies: Uploading the Environment

    Computer companies between progress and responsibility An Environmental-Rating of eleven international computer manufacturers revealed that the Japanese company Fujitsu, with a Rating of B-, is at the forefront of environmental activities in the computer industry at this time. Immediately following the environmental leader are the companies Compaq (USA), NEC (JP), IBM (USA) and Sun Microsystems ...


    By oekom research AG

  • Can the Internet save the planet?

    Last October, environmentally conscious Netheads everywhere got some excellent news. The pervasive use of broadband Internet connections and the tools and practices they enable could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by some 1 billion tons over the next decade, according to the American Consumer Institute. Widespread adoption of broadband in the United States alone would cut energy use by the ...


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