Power Systems

From left: Assistant Professor Lianyi Chen and PhD students Luis Escano and Minglei Qu study metal 3D printing in Chen’s lab. Courtesy: Renee Meiller, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Power Systems April 11, 2022

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles April 4-10, 2022

Articles about geothermal heat-pump wells, additive manufacturing, predicting process events, AI-based predictive maintenance and material handling systems were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 4-10, 2022. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Ellie Clare
Power Systems February 2, 2022

Your questions answered: Dynamic UPS systems: How kinetic energy can protect sensitive processes and equipment

Dynamic uninterruptible power supply systems provide conditioned electrical power to mission critical facilities. Learn the basics, along with benefits of specifying

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Power Systems January 26, 2022

Lithium-ion battery production goes global

The latest research from Interact Analytics into the fast-moving lithium-Ion battery market offers a dual-track focus.

By Maya Xiao
Courtesy: Koosha Nassiri Nazif, Stanford University
Power Systems January 22, 2022

TMDs could be used for ultrathin, lightweight solar panels

Stanford University researchers have developed transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), which could be used in mobile applications such as from self-powered wearable devices and sensors.

By Andrew Myers
Courtesy: Georgia Tech
Power Systems January 18, 2022

Rubber material key fo long-lasting, safer EV batteries

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found rubber could be an alternative to conventional lithium-ion batteries.

By Georgia Institute of Technology
Courtesy: Bedrock Automation
Power Systems December 20, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles Dec. 13-19, 2021

Articles about securing reliable power for upstream production, cybersecurity and IT/OT convergence, reducing downtime and risk with effective alarm management, and more were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Dec. 13-19, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Bedrock Automation
Power Systems December 14, 2021

Secure reliable power for upstream production

Lithium-ion batteries, diagnostics and connectivity contribute to solution

By Albert Rooyakkers
Purdue University Ph.D. student Fabian B. Rodriguez (second from right) explains the 3D printing process to faculty advisors Jan Olek (left) and Jeffrey P. Youngblood (second from left) in Purdue University’s Robert L. and Terry L. Bowen Laboratory. They are conducting research into RCAM Technologies' 3D-printed suction anchors to replace traditional anchors for offshore wind plants.
Power Systems December 3, 2021

3D concrete printing system tested

A 3D concrete printing system is a cleaner, more cost efficient way to create anchors as opposed to continued use of steel anchors

By Steve Martin
Courtesy: Steve Rourke, CFE Media
Power Systems 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
Power Systems 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