Various news outlets are reporting that BP’s top kill effort to plug a leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico appears have stopped the flow of oil and gas and ’stabilized the wellhead.’
BP`s top kill effort to stop oil flow
Plug-In Electric Truck Designed To Keep the Lights on During Outages
Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated (EDI) unveiled the utility industry`s first plug-in electric hybrid (PHEV) Class 6 truck featuring technology that has the potential to fundamentally change how the utility manages planned and unplanned outages. The vehicle, developed by EDI in partnership with PG&E, features a plug-in electric hybrid (PHEV) drivetrain that combines up to 50 miles of all-electric driving with 300 more miles of driving range in hybrid mode. The result is...
NREL announces third round of start-ups to participate in the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) Program
The Energy Department`s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will help an additional 10 companies advance their technologies under the third round of the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) program, a five-year, $10 million program designed to facilitate early-stage technologies that provide scalable solutions to reduce the energy impact of commercial buildings. George Lee and Steven Low, right, with PowerFlex Systems, begin discussions with NREL around their technologies and the support IN2 can...
Advantages vs. Disadvantages of Plug Valves
In the chemical and petrochemical industry, China Valves and ball valve are not interchangeable to each other. In terms of market demand, the rate of average use demand of them is about 8 : 1, meaning, every time 8 ball valve are used, 1 plug valves will be used. If there is a higher reliability or alloy materials and better cost performance, people can use plug valve to replace ball valve, but ball valve can’t replace plug valve in the occasion where only plug valve can be applicable to. The plug valve...
Oceaneering Completes Acquisition of Blue Ocean Technologies, Expanding Subsea Services into Riserless Light Well Intervention
Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) (NYSE:OII) announced today that it has acquired the assets of Blue Ocean Technologies, LLC (“Blue Ocean”), a privately held provider of riserless light well intervention (“RLWI”) services, for approximately $30 million in cash. Included in the acquisition are three RLWI systems, two of which are currently under construction, and are expected to be fully functional by mid-2017. Oceaneering expects to invest approximately $10...
Two strong partners increase their cooperation
After the first joint project last year, solar pioneers SOLARWATT from Dresden once again decided upon Hirschmann Renewable Energy as the right supplier for its premium product series. SOLARWATT ranks among the leading German manufacturers of photovoltaic solutions and storage systems for the private and commercial sectors, and has been present on the German market for over 20 years. After the first successful collaboration in 2015, SOLARWATT recently decided to equip its premium product line, the durable and...