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2011-03-28 10:00:00

ORANGEBURG, N.Y., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chromalloy announced today that it is developing a new Technology Center of Excellence in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, dedicated to the research and development of services for gas turbine engine including repairs, parts and coatings. As part of the new facility, the company also intends to move its corporate headquarters to the new technology center in Palm Beach Gardens, from the current headquarters operation in Orangeburg, N.Y....

2011-02-28 15:56:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that the company, along with its partner Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital), has received the San Fernando Valley Engineers' Council's Distinguished Engineering Project Achievement Award for work done on the ramjet engine development for the U.S. Navy GQM-163A "Coyote" Supersonic Sea-Skimming Target missile. The award recognizes corporations that have proven engineering excellence...

2011-02-23 08:00:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is among seven nominees competing for one of the most prestigious awards in aerospace, the National Aeronautic Association's (NAA) Robert J. Collier Trophy. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is being nominated as part of the team that powered the hypersonic X-51A WaveRider vehicle last May in the longest-ever supersonic combustion ramjet (scramjet) powered flight. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United...

2011-02-03 17:15:00

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Governor Rick Scott joined Chromalloy officials and employees today as the company broke ground on a new $5 million ceramic core production facility in Tampa, Fla. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110203/NY42412 ) The new 40,000 square foot production facility will be built adjacent to the company's newly operational $30 million industrial investment foundry. "This is an important day for Chromalloy, Tampa Bay and the State...

2011-02-03 16:20:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Combustion Technology, Inc. announced today that it has changed its name to ACT Independent Turbo Services, Inc. ("ACT") in order to more accurately reflect the Company's overall capabilities and presence in the turbine repair industry. "ACT has evolved from being a repair shop targeting the combustion segment of the turbine repair marketplace to a more robust company focused on the overall aspects of the turbine repair industry," said Brian...

2011-02-01 10:28:00

ORANGEBURG, N.Y., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chromalloy announced today that its new thermal barrier coating enhances the performance of gas turbine engines. "Chromalloy's new thermal barrier coating - the RT-35 Low K coating - provides lower thermal conductivity, which allows higher engine temperatures," said Dr. Peter Howard, Vice President, Technology and Quality Assurance. The RT-35 Low K coating was patented by Chromalloy in 2006 and certified by the Federal Aviation...

2010-12-06 11:20:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The current issue of Popular Science magazine honors Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and its partners for achieving major advances in aerospace technology with the Mach 6-capable X-51A WaveRider vehicle. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. Popular Science hailed the X-51A WaveRider hypersonic vehicle as among "The Best of What's New in 2010," noting that the Pratt & Whitney...

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2010-11-26 15:15:00

Scientists with the US Department of Defense are on track to conduct a second test launch next year of the Falcon HTV-2 experimental superweapon after the maiden test flight ended abruptly when the autopilot crashed the unmanned glider into the ocean as a safety measure. The Falcon Hypersonic Test Vehicle was designed to fly at the top of the atmosphere just below space, and is an important element of the Pentagon's Conventional Prompt Global Strike program, which centers on building...

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2010-11-22 09:28:43

Using magnetic resonance imaging to improve jet engine performance Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a medical imaging technology used to image organs and soft tissues, may hold the key to improving the efficiency of jet engines, according to Lt. Colonel Michael Benson, a Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. In only a few hours, an MRI collects as much three-dimensional data on flow and mixing as conventional methods that take two or more years of intensive...

2010-11-16 07:00:00

BEIJING, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Chromalloy, a leading independent provider of advanced repairs, services and solutions for aerospace, industrial gas turbine (IGT) and aero-derivative engines, announced today that it has opened a new office in Beijing, China, to better serve customers in the region. "Chromalloy now will more readily reach gas turbine engine operators who have yet to take advantage of our proven components and repairs - and significantly lower cost structure," said...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.