Power Quality

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Energy Efficiency June 10, 2021

Supply chain model built to support the hydrogen economy

MIT researchers have found using trucks as storage and means of energy transmission reduces hydrogen supply chain costs and encourages green hydrogen production from variable renewable energy.

By Kathryn M. O'Neill
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Power Systems June 8, 2021

5 things to consider before implementing a UPS

Critical control systems feed the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and require uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) to prevent momentary power interruptions that could cause an industrial PC or other industrial controller to crash. Here’s how to choose an industrial UPS.

By Ken Allwine
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Business of Engineering June 8, 2021

Propane council shares free resources for Forklift Safety Day

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is encouraging material handling professionals to take its new Mission Zero Pledge and commit to a safe, incident free workplace.

By Propane Education & Research Council
Courtesy: Rachel Anthony Barton, Texas A&M Engineering
Other Networks May 16, 2021

How nature’s characteristics can help build sustainable industrial networks

Researchers at Texas A&M University have delineated guidelines for setting up successful industrial networks by using patterns found in nature's food chains, which can facilitate economic growth, lower emissions and reduce waste.

By Vandana Suresh
Courtesy: Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Energy Efficiency May 12, 2021

Turning toxic sewage sludge into renewable energy

Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) received a nearly $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to create renewable fuel from sewage sludge, a byproduct of wastewater treatment that creates greenhouse gases and water pollution when dumped into landfills.

By Sharon Gaudin
Courtesy: Texas A&M Engineering
Energy, Power May 11, 2021

Metal-free, recyclable peptide battery developed

A multidisciplinary team of researchers from Texas A&M University has made a breakthrough that could lead to battery production moving away from cobalt with lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries.

By Drew Thompson
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Energy Efficiency April 26, 2021

Managing cybersecurity for renewable energy resources

Renewable energy systems are connected to the wider energy grid, which increases the risk of a cybersecurity attack.

By Steve Kardon
Courtesy: Christopher Moore, Georgia Tech
Energy, Power April 20, 2021

Leveraging the 5G network to wirelessly power IoT devices

Turning 5G networks into a wireless power grid for Internet of Things (IoT) devices that need batteries to operate could eliminate them altogether down the road.

By Anne Wainscott-Sargent
Energy Management April 20, 2021

Energy management for industrial networks

Automation components consume a large amount of energy during production and can strain industrial networks' ability to run properly.

By Nelly Ayllon
Courtesy: John Toon, Georgia Tech
Automation, Controls April 12, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles April 5-11, 2021

Articles about control systems helping drones team up to deliver heavy package, smart factory acceleration in a pandemic, and two ways smart pneumatics maximize energy savings were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 5-11, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay