Corrosion protection by coatings: How to figure out the best systems for practice

Systems with special primers generally show better results for corrosion protection, which can be measured by the uptake of protection current and the grade of blistering.

TNEI and Visualwind unveil smart noise-monitoring equipment for wind farms

Specialist energy consultancy, TNEI, has joined forces with expert technology provider, Visualwind, to develop an innovative noise-monitoring solution. The WindComply Noise Module will be used exclusively by TNEI to provide smart-monitoring services. The self-powered modules automatically transfer noise, rain, and battery health data to the wind-farm supervision platform, WindSync for storage and analysis by TNEI’s team

Vaisala study shows real-time transformer monitoring essential to avoid blackouts

In 2003, the worst blackout in U.S. history affected 50 million people and cost $6bn in damage. According to the DOE, power failures cost American businesses up to $150 billion per year. And what’s contributing to these blackouts and power failures? When left unchecked, moisture and dissolved gasses within aging power infrastructure leave the country

Siemens to deliver two HVDC converter stations to connect power between Germany and Belgium

Siemens has won a contract with transmission operators, Amprion and Elia, to will deliver two high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) converter stations for the first electricity interconnector between Germany and Belgium. The order volume for Siemens, including a five-year maintenance agreement, amounts to €273 million. The German Transmission System Operator Amprion and the Belgian Transmission System Operator Elia

PSI Repair Services achieves new milestone with its 30,000th repaired wind-turbine part

PSI Repair Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries and leading independent service provider (ISP) to the wind energy industry, announced that it recently shipped its 30,000th repaired wind turbine part to a prominent wind energy company. Since 2009, PSI has provided economical repairs, and industry-leading engineering services, for the largest wind farms in the

DES-Case reimagines the oil sight glass, launches redesigned version that improves contamination monitoring

Des-Case Corporation, a global manufacturer of specialty filtration products that improve process equipment reliability and extend lubricant life, has launched an entirely redesigned oil sight glass.

O&M for the global wind industry: a report from MAKE Consulting

The global wind energy market has experienced significant growth over the past decade, resulting in more than 460 GW of installed capacity requiring ongoing operations and maintenance support.

ABB’s AssetShield — protects transformers from ballistics — enhances physical security and reliability

Armor steel shielding of transformers and power equipment is part of the “hardening” process to provide components with advanced ballistic-level protection against physical attack.

New Brass Knuckle safety goggles channel water away

When rain or sweat is pouring down, site workers no longer have to live with it. They can channel it with Brass Knuckle’s new Orange Crush eye protection. The goggle’s specialized channels along the brow line filter water and sweat away from the eyes, while the rubber gasket seals the glasses snugly against the face.

Energy superhighway will be crucial to successful delivery & management of energy services, says Navigant Research

A recent white paper from Navigant Research provides a far-reaching view of the connectivity needs of electric utilities, exploring approaches and technologies, with case studies of projects designed to develop an Energy Superhighway.