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  • Pure Technologies makes waves with advanced pipeline robot

    What has a rotating head, modular feet, can quickly navigate up to 5 kilometres through turbid wastewater with ease, and deliver live video and integrity information that can aid in detecting leaks and other anomalies in underground pipes? It’s the third generation robotics crawler ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Successful ocean test advances wave energy research

    The newest prototype of a wave energy device being developed by Oregon State University and Columbia Power Technologies was successfully tested last month in the ocean off Newport, Ore., providing valuable data and moving the research program closer to commercialization. In a $1 million research effort during the past year, 18 different “direct drive” wave energy technologies have been evaluated, ...


    By Oregon State University

  • Latest issue of The Wave Newsletter – Autumn 2015

    It has been six months since our last issue of The Wave Newsletter but it has been an incredibly productive time for the Cirrus Environmental team. To stay up-to-date with the world of environmental noise measurement, download your free ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • Ocean Power Technologies and Lockheed Martin to Develop Wave-Energy Project in Australia

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTT), a leading wave energy technology company, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) have entered into a teaming agreement with the goal of developing a 19 megawatt wave-energy project in Victoria, Australia. This is one of the largest wave-energy projects announced to date, and leverages a grant from the Commonwealth of Australia. For the project, Lockheed ...

  • Sensor Erupts with Volcanic Data

    The secrets of climate change and the formation of giant lava flows on Mars may soon be revealed to a British professor and his research team, as they investigate the lava flows from Mount Etna. Harry Pinkerton, Professor of Physical Volcanology and Head of the Environmental Science Department at the University of Lancaster is analysing the rheological properties of molten lava. This ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Energy Department Announces Funding for Demonstration and Testing of Advanced Wave and Tidal Energy Technologies

    The Energy Department today announced $10 million to strengthen the U.S. marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy industry, including wave and tidal energy sources. Through the two funding opportunities announced today the Department is supporting design, manufacturing, demonstration, and testing of sustainable, environmentally responsible marine and hydrokinetic energy devices and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • APG Introduces new True Echo™ GWR200 Guided Wave Radar Level Transmitter

    Automation Products Group, Inc. (APG) introduces a new level transmitter, the True Echo™ GWR200 Guided Wave Radar Level Transmitter. The True Echo™ GWR200 takes the mystery and frustration out of level measurement. With programmable 4-20 mA or RS-485 Modbus outputs, and innovative signal ...

  • As Heat Wave Ushers In Summer, Energy Efficiency Can Cut Cost of Staying Cool, Says Alliance to Save Energy

    As summer officially begins with a fierce heat wave over much of the country, the Alliance to Save Energy provides energy efficiency tips that can lower home energy bills even as the temperature soars outside. "Simple energy efficiency steps can make your ...


    By Alliance to Save Energy

  • Dynamic calibration of pressure sensors for engines

    The characterisation of the pressure sensors used to develop the next generation of petrol and diesel engines is crucial to optimising their design, improving efficiency and reducing emissions. The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed shock tube facilities for the calibration of these sensors under the dynamic pressure conditions that they experience in use. Manufacturers of petrol ...

  • Another NIVUS Sensor MCERTS Certified

    Since more than one year NIVUS is offering the sole certified flow rate meter (British MCERTS Standard) for open channel flows operating without additional primary equipment. Therefore we claim that this is the most accurate open channel flow rate meter available in the world. With the following investigations NIVUS extends the range of applications by another certified sensor, the POA ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • Advances in Sea-State Forecasting using Chelsea Sensor

    Marine operations such as offshore oil and gas operations, renewable energy projects and shipping depend on high quality information on sea-state (wave height, period, direction, steepness) for economic and safety decision making. The information currently available is based on atmospheric/ocean models ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • PME Develops a Conductivity Sensor for Hypersaline Lakes and Estuaries

    Precision Measurement Engineering, Inc. (PME), an internationally known oceanographic and limnologic instrument design corporation has designed and developed a new conductivity sensor to be used with their T-Chain sensing string, a water column monitoring device manufactured by PME. The conductivity sensor measures conductivity using an inductive sensor technique. AC voltage is applied to a ...

  • NOVEL SENSORS AID TIDAL TURBINE DEVELOPMENT

    Non-contact torque sensors from Sensor Technology are playing a key role in the development of commercial-scale in-stream tidal turbines produced by Irish company, OpenHydro. The company is using these novel sensors, which are based on surface acoustic wave (SAW) technology, to accurately measure rotational speed and frictional forces in a simulator for the turbine bearings, thereby allowing it ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Plastic pellets everywhere, and diving robot sensors

    The Dr Fridtjof Nansen is plying the waves of the southern Indian Ocean, trawling for trash. Every time the ship's scientific crew threw down special nets, they hauled in pieces of plastics, underscoring the risk of dramatic upheavals in marine ecosystems even in one of the world's least-known and least-visited environments. An estimated 5 trillion ...

  • As fast as lightning: The new weather sensor with lightning detection

    Up to now, there was little evidence to prove that damage or fires were caused by lightning. Lightning strikes can not only cause dangerous fires but can also give rise to great financial losses in the case of surge damage. This is especially critical for smart grids, solar panels and wind turbines, but also for building insurance, outdoor events and the forestry sector. “WS800”, the ...

  • Hansford Sensors slashes downtime for shipping company

    Vibration monitoring equipment from Hansford Sensors has helped an offshore supply operator to extend maintenance intervals on one of its vessels from six months to two years.  The equipment was supplied as part of a condition monitoring solution installed by Vibration Analysts Ltd. The client’s offshore supply vessels regularly transport containers to offshore oil and gas rigs and are ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • Non-contact torque sensor now mounts in moments

    The latest model of TorqSense, the non-contact digital torque measuring system, incorporates an integral sprocket or pulley, allowing easy fit-and-forget mounting in a vast range of plant and machinery such as drum mixers, generators, pump, dynamometers and conveyor drives. Earlier models of TorqSense provided an in-line shaft for connection to the equipment under test. While these are suitable ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Valeport Reveal Latest Optical Sensors at OI 2016

    Valeport are highlighting their latest products in Optical Sensors and CTD Profilers at the Oceanology International 2016. Valeport is using OI 2016 as the platform for the first showing of their latest sensor in the Hyperion optical range, the Hyperion-T and their newest profiling technology innovation the rapidCTD. The UK’s leading manufacturer of oceanographic, hydrographic ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Radar water level sensor undergoes river thames trial

    Environment Agency hydrologists have recently trialled a new radar water level sensor at a site by Molesey Lock on the River Thames near Hampton Court Palace. The sensor was installed during October 2008 and initial results indicate that significant time and cost savings are possible with the new technology. Water level measurements are taken at Molesey Lock for onward transmission to the ...

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