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2012-11-27 08:20:17

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to research and develop an Advanced Variable-Speed Power Turbine (AVSPOT) to meet the range and lift requirements for current and future force rotorcraft. The AVSPOT program is an initiative by the U.S. Army's Aviation Applied Technology Directorate, in collaboration with NASA, to develop turbine technology that improves...

2012-11-06 12:23:16

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: GlobalSpec, the leading specialized vertical search, information services, e-publishing and online events company serving the engineering, technical and industrial communities, recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121004/NY86080LOGO) What: GlobalSpec Online Trade Shows & Events are one-day, live and interactive sessions that connect a worldwide community of suppliers and distributors...

Navy Looks To Rotating Detonation Engines To Improve Fuel Consumption
2012-11-02 12:49:58

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory With its strong dependence on gas-turbine engines for propulsion, the U.S. Navy is always looking for ways to improve the fuel consumption of these engines. At the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), scientists are studying the complex physics of Rotating Detonation Engines (RDEs) which offer the potential for high dollar savings by way of reduced fuel consumption in gas-turbine engines, explains Dr. Kazhikathra Kailasanath, who heads NRL's Laboratories for...

2012-10-24 07:22:36

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BorgWarner (NYSE: BWA) will introduce its next-generation EFR-7163 (Engineered for Racing) turbocharger as well as its current EFR and AirWerks(TM) Series turbochargers at the 2012 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center on October 30 - November 2. Featuring an innovative light-weight aluminum bearing housing and mixed-flow turbine, BorgWarner's new compact EFR-7163 turbocharger combines the responsiveness and compact packaging of a B1...

2012-10-20 07:20:03

BERWICK, Pa., Oct. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant safely shut down the Unit 1 reactor Saturday (10/20) to begin an inspection of turbine blades. The previously announced inspection will help confirm diagnostic data that is expected to result in a long-term solution to the issue of turbine blade cracking that was first identified in 2011. "The inspections are part of our systematic and deliberate approach to this issue and reflect our...

2012-10-18 07:22:10

WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc.(OTC: MMMW) reports that it is nearing project completion for its prototype, wind augmentation system installed near Worcester, Massachusetts. Initial results indicate a significant increase in wind-power generation levels for turbines that utilize the company's patented, augmentation system. A video of the prototype can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I__qE8YxPTE . Further testing will be required in...

2012-10-05 02:21:38

BERWICK, Pa., Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant has reduced electricity output on both of its generating units and is preparing for a planned shutdown of the Unit 1 reactor later this month for additional turbine inspection, as the company looks to confirm data provided by new instrumentation that could lead to finalization of a plan to resolve the issue of turbine blade cracking that was first identified in 2011. Pending the outcome of the Unit 1...

2012-09-21 10:21:52

Wind turbines to provide sustainability, educational and research benefits CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi President Flavius Killebrew officially "flipped the switch" today (Friday, Sept. 21) to turn on three 20-kilowatt vertical axis wind turbines, which help make up the largest vertical-axis wind turbine installation of its kind in the United States. The site at the main campus also includes a small 4-kilowatt...

2012-08-21 02:22:10

WORCESTER, Mass., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc. (OTC: MMMW) today reports that the company's new wind augmentation system is near completion. The Company plans to have a demonstration video soon on its website www.massmegawatts.com of wind turbines using the augmenter near an identical turbine without the new wind augmentation unit. The video with data collection information will help illustrate the increase of power output using the new wind augmenter. The...

2012-08-14 12:06:16

An advance simulation could save time and money in their construction and maintenance, according to Mikel Abasolo, an engineer at the University of the Basque Country Mikel Abasolo, a researcher of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), has built a simplified simulation model for wind turbines. All one has to do is enter the characteristics that the tower and its parts will have, and in a matter of seconds the model predicts the load that has to be given to each of the bolts,...