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
Protect Your Groundwater Day promoted by many on September 5
Private water well owners learned about the importance of proper well caps and well plugging to protect water quality on September 5 during NGWA’s Protect Your Groundwater Day (PYGWD). With the PYGWD theme of “Cap It, Plug It!” well owners learned that it is not uncommon to find household water wells with well caps that are damaged, loose, or even missing. Also, while no one knows for certain how many improperly abandoned wells and other boreholes exist in the United States, the number is...
Protect Your Groundwater Day urges proper well caps and plugging of abandoned wells
For the nearly 40 million Americans who own wells, there is no better time to act to protect drinking water quality than on Protect Your Groundwater Day, according to the National Ground Water Association. This annual event will take place on September 5 this year. Two key actions well owners can take to protect groundwater are to make sure (1) there is a proper well cap on top of the well, and (2) that any abandoned wells or boreholes on their property are properly plugged (i.e., decommissioned) — the...
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...