Power Systems
Rice’s new design for creating security keys with a physically unclonable function (PUF) proved more reliable, more energy efficient and smaller than previously published PUF technologies. Courtesy: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University
Power Systems May 16, 2019

Unclonable digital fingerprints developed for IoT devices

Rice University integrated circuit (IC) designers have developed unclonable digital fingerprints for Internet of Things (IoT) devices that allows their PUF to be more energy efficient than previously published versions.

By Jade Boyd
MicroGenius 2 is compatible with modern stationary batteries including lead-acid, nickel cadmium and lithium technologies. Courtesy: SENS (Stored Energy Systems, LLC)
Power Systems May 6, 2019

Battery chargers and rectifiers

MicroGenius 2 is compatible with modern stationary batteries including lead-acid, nickel cadmium and lithium technologies.

By SENS (Stored Energy Systems, LLC)
A partner who can offer a turnkey solution can make it much easier to see any energy project through implementation. Courtesy: Motion Industries
Power Systems April 12, 2019

Hurdle the barriers to energy project savings

Having a good partner can overcome financing, confidence issues.

By Robert Kelley
MIT researchers’ modified flash storage drives hold promise to cut in half the energy and physical space required to store and manage user data in power-hungry data centers. Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Power Systems April 3, 2019

Researchers develop architecture to reduce data center energy and space constraints

MIT researchers have developer a flash-storage system designed to cut the energy and physical space required to store and manage data in data centers by half.

By Rob Matheson
The new method for designing solid-state batteries starts with liquid electrolytes inside the electrochemical cell. Special molecules then initiate polymerization, improving contact between the electrolyte and electrodes. Courtesy: Qing Zhao/Cornell University
Power Systems April 3, 2019

Researchers improve solid-state battery design

Cornell University researchers have advanced the design of solid-state batteries by transforming liquid electrolytes into solid polymers inside the electrochemical cell.

By Chris Vavra
Power Systems March 31, 2019

Portland generating renewable natural gas

Renewable natural gas (RNG) projects in Portland, Ore. announced its first RNG-to-vehicle fueling station.

By Gas Technology
Power Systems March 30, 2019

Spotlight on National Fuel

For 115 years, National Fuel has been operating safely and responsibly in Western New York, Northwest Pennsylvania.

By Gas Technology
The ISX12N Class 8 truck engine is certified to the CARB optional low NOX standard of 0.02g/bhp, which is 90% lower than the current regulation of 0.2 g. It is capable of 400 hp, 1,450 lb-ft of torque, and operates on CNG, LNG, or RNG. When operated on RNG, the net carbon footprint emission is below zero. It also carries full on-board diagnostics certification (OBD). It is manufactured at Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant in Jamestown, N.Y. Courtesy: Cummins Westport
Power Systems March 27, 2019

NGV trucking outlook on the rise

Increasing fueling opportunities for over-the-road (OTR) trucks and the availability of improved truck technology with larger, more efficient engines make natural gas vehicles a cost-effective, environmentally responsible choice because of lower emissions.

By Gas Technology
A safety valve manufacturer in Farmingdale, N.Y. uses two 200 bhp Modulatics once through watertube boilers because of their unique combination of low flow and high pressure, which work well for safety valve testing. Courtesy: Vapor Power International
Power Systems March 25, 2019

Full steam ahead: Packaged boilers

Packaged boilers focus on safety, efficiency, and modularity.

By Gas Technology
Energy losses for motors include core losses in the stator and rotor and friction and windage according to the Nov. 30 webcast presentation "Repair Best Practices to Maintain Motor Efficiency." Courtesy: CFE Media, EASA
Power Systems December 12, 2018

Repair Best Practices to Maintain Motor Efficiency: Your Questions Answered

Webcast presenter Tom Bishop answered questions about topics such as measuring efficiency of installed motors, common difficulties, and power factor (PF).

By Tom Bishop, PE