Power Systems

Courtesy: Steve Rourke, CFE Media
Energy, Power October 13, 2021

Renewable energy will increase security and lower geopolitical risk

As renewable energy assume a greater share of the energy mix, risks to the continuity of the U.S. energy supply will dissipate

By Avery Ruxer Franklin
Courtesy: Intel/Fortinet
Energy, Power September 1, 2021

Building a secure energy and power grid for the future

The power grid that keeps the world running has historically been stable and secure. With digital transformation and the rise of converging technologies, there are many ways to create a better power grid, but it comes with challenges.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Starline
Energy, Power August 18, 2021

How to spot the top three track busway qualities

What to look for in a track busway power distribution system

By Doug Moore
Courtesy: Jie Xiao, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Energy, Power July 1, 2021

Lithium battery developments step forward for electric vehicles, more

A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has created a lithium-metal battery that lasts for 600 cycles, which brings it closer to a lithium-ion battery's lifecycle.

By Tom Rickey
Courtesy: Phoenix Contact
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
Courtesy: West Virginia University (WVU)
Energy, Power June 2, 2021

Engine donation supports research to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Caterpillar donated an industrial natural gas engine to West Virginia University to bolster research aimed at developing new technology that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and improves fuel consumption at natural gas production sites.

By West Virginia University
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
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
Source: Natural Gas Technology Centre
Energy, Power April 1, 2021

Using hydrogen in industry

A look at hydrogen, from generation to injecting it into gas networks to the role it plays in decarbonizing the steel industry

By Gas Technology
Courtesy: Arvind Thekdi, PhD, E3M Inc.
Energy, Power March 30, 2021

Using natural gas for metal processing

Metal processing involves the shaping and reshaping of metal materials to create useful objects, parts, assemblies and large-scale structures by producing metal from smelting of ore or remelting of scrap and many finished products, which may require further processing such as heat treating

By Arvind Thekdi