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Engineered Corrosion Solutions – March 13, 2014

The year was 1990 and the client was The Board of Trade. The issue: how do you line the interior of three, large, severely rusted domestic water tanks over Memorial Day weekend? One tank was on the 43rd floor and measured 7’ diameter x 12’ tall and two were on the 23rd floor and measured [...]

Huge US Thermal Plant Opens As Industry Grows

By Michael R. Blood and Brian Skoloff PRIMM, Nevada (AP) – A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world, a milestone for a growing industry that is testing the [...]

Advanced System At A Company In Southern Germany Acts As A Model For The Entire Industry

BERLIN, Germany – Since May 2013, the TRANSpofix Company has benefited from its combined cooling, heat, and power (CCHP) system located at its headquarters between the German cities of Nuremberg and Regensburg. The company produces its own electricity with the help of three micro cogeneration units (Combined heat and power – CHP) and uses the [...]

Technology Lets NC Man To Grow Tomatoes In Winter

By Chick Jacobs BROADWAY, N.C. (AP) – Outside, the temperature dipped to near zero, and snow locked everything in a chilling blanket of white. Inside, in a hazy world of green, the only activity was the faint buzzing of bees drifting on 62-degree breezes and the occasional hum of fans.

As Space Commercializes, Where Does Houston Fit?

By Eric Berger HOUSTON, Texas (AP) – With two corporations, SpaceX and Orbital Sciences, already delivering supplies to NASA’s International Space Station, a golden age may be at hand for private space firms. Late this year, Virgin Galactic may launch its first suborbital flight, opening space to non-astronauts. And private companies are beginning to announce [...]