Energy & Renewables Articles

  • Landfill pumps for Gas well dewatering - Case Study

    AutoPumps Keep the Power On for Thousands of Florida Homes Waste Management's Springhill Regional Landfill near Campbellton, Florida generates "green" energy by extracting and burning the methane in landfill gas. Its $7 million landfill gas energy (LFGE) plant, with six large Caterpillar engines running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, is capable of producing 4.8 million watts of power. ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • Case study - Use of the Nor848A acoustic camera on wind turbines

    The acoustic camera system Nor848 is a powerful tool to investigate noise sources. In realtime you listen to a beamformed audio signal so that you can hear individual sources one by one. Immediately you can identify the strongest over all noise source in a multisource environment, and you can do the same analysis for single frequencies, 1/3 or 1/1 octave bands or any given frequency range. This ...


    By Norsonic AS

  • Why Water Management Professionals Can’t Afford to Ignore Innovation

    Innovation in the water management industry is born from the collaboration between water managers, operators, engineers and manufacturers who set out to resolve problems or improve service levels that impact all parts of the supply chain. This is usually the result of early adopters either at the field level or in engineering ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Innovas Project Update: Memorial Hospital of South Bend

    Innovas recently commissioned Helios Tube Cleaning Systems at Memorial Hospital of South Bend, servicing eight Trane chillers, including four new 900-ton chillers and retrofits to four existing chillers.  The chilled water plant provides more than 5,600 tons of cooling capacity for Memoral Hospital of South Bend and the adjacent Memorial Children’s Hospital. As part of the chilled ...


    By Innovas Technologies LLC

  • Importance of Inspecting Reservoirs

    Inspecting Reservoirs – what is the importance of them, why they are inspected, and how ROVs help pave the way for low-cost, regular maintenance. What is a Reservoir? Deriving from the French word réservoir meaning “storehouse,” a reservoir is exactly that – a storage place for water. More often than not, these bodies of water are ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • How to Choose the Right Energy Management Software [GUIDE]

    Happy New Year! Wait, what’s wrong? Not so happy? In trouble trying to choose the right energy management software for your project? Oh no! We can just picture the scene: your desk is piled high with brochures, quotes and provider offers… and the clock is ticking. Yours is the classic energy manager dilemma: the longer ...


    By DEXMA

  • Los Angeles County WRRF Embraces Codigestion

    Technology to produce food waste slurry key to project implementation - and helps generators comply with California organics recycling mandates. The Sanitation Districts’ JWPCP in Carson (CA) treats an average of 280 million gallons/day of wastewater. One of the two anaerobic digestion tanks above has been used for codigestion, with the second serving as the control. Photos ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Zero Waste Co., Ltd, Bangkok, Thailand - Case Study

    Thailand has a very comprehensive waste management system. Their national disposal plan is organized by the Royal Thai Government, and then distributed among the central government, regional governments, and local governments. Each agency oversees different part of the system. The central government and its ministries set standards and policies and define regulatory regimes. Provincial and ...


    By All Power Labs

  • Following the fuel: How portable biomass energy generation may help rural communities

    The forests that surround many of California’s mountain communities tend to have an abundance of woody biomass and a pressing need for thinning to reduce fire danger. Revenue from selling forest residues to biomass power plants could help to support fuel reduction activities, but in many cases the nearest plant is so far away that hauling costs are prohibitive. The remoteness of such ...


    By All Power Labs

  • 10 Questions young and new workers need answered

    What’s at Stake Workers between the ages of 15 and 24 are the largest percentage of the part-time, temporary, contract, casual and seasonal workforce. They’re a tremendous asset to many organizations, tackling jobs with energy and enthusiasm. Unfortunately, though, these workers also face unique and substantial risks for work-related illnesses and injuries. In 2008, more than ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Bad housekeeping can bring unthinkable consequences

    What’s at Stake Some people can’t stand a mess, while others leave an evidence trail of poor housekeeping everywhere they go. But in the workplace, bad housekeeping can have consequences that go far beyond creating an image of a sloppily run, unprofessional operation. What’s the Danger Poor housekeeping causes a wide range of injuries and ...


    By SafetySmart

  • How renewable energy advocates are hurting the climate cause

    Overly optimistic reports of renewables’ success are not only misleading but also counterproductive In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, the proliferation of misinformation on social media is finally getting the attention it deserves. Or so I thought. ...


    By Ensia

  • Things to Consider with LED Uplighting

    Large gatherings, such as outdoor events, weddings, concerts and conferences, call for robust lighting techniques to support elaborate decorations, and enhance the overall mood of the environment. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Explosion Proof UV Lights for Commercial and Industrial HVAC systems

    In the past decade, more and more people have been installing UV lights in their HVAC systems to eradicate harmful bacteria. A timely study from Duke University Medical Center has proven the effectiveness of using UVC bands to disinfect a myriad of dangerous microbes, including drug-resistant bacteria, such as Acinetobacter, Clostridium difficile and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). During ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Commercial Pit Lighting recommendations, layouts and best practices

    Commercial Pit Lighting Recommendations, Layouts and Best Practices According to an article archived by Commercial Motor (published on May 25, 1973), inspection pits typically found in commercial repair garages are filled with dangerous hazards that could cause fatal accidents. The publication was one of the first organizations to acknowledge explosive hazards ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Case study - E.ON Power Plant Nuremberg

    Water level, water flow and discharge are monitored at two inflows of the E.ON electricity power plan Franken I, using the OTT SLD, with horizontal Doppler-flow sensors. The purpose of this measurement is to optimize the operation of the plan which partly covers the demand for electricity in the conurbation of Nuremberg-Fuerth-Erlangen.  OTT technologies for this project have been in use ...

  • Case study - Weather data for nautical information system

    In Lemwerder, Germany at the Weser River, wind direction and speed are measured and transferred in 60 second intervals via the OTT netDL 1000.  The data is transmitted, wireless, over a distance of 600 meters to the radar tower in Ritzenbuettel, where it is integrated into the ship traffic network - the Authority for Water and Navigation (WSA), Bremen. The WSA is also responsible for ...

  • Case study - Precipitation monitoring in the Sierra Nevada - Spain

    This OTT Pluvio² precipitation measuring station “Tajos de Breca” is situated 2470 meters (8103.67 feet) above sea level at the southern slope of the Sierra Nevada for long term meteorological data collection. The station forms part of a measuring network named “Project Guadalfeo” which is financed by the Andalusian government and the responsible water authority. ...

  • Case study - Precipitation measurement in high mountains - Aosta Valley

    Precipitation monitoring in remote areas without infrastructure was thought to be impossible in Aosta Valley, Italy. All the more challenging was the task to install a measuring site on the Peak CIMO Blanche with its height of 3000 meters (just shy of 10,000 feet), located near the famous Matterhorn.  The measuring site needed to withstand the extreme weather conditions that comes with ...

  • Case study - New monitoring network for Scottish ports

    In the past, the ferries operating off the west coast of Scotland would have to sail to port to assess weather and tidal conditions would allow them to berth alongside the pier.  In efforts to save time, fuel and costs, the Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL), which owns many of the ferries, ports and harbors in the region, decided to install 15  tide and weather stations, using ...

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