Organizing committee for SPE® Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) announced Invista Engineering Polymers as sponsor of SPE ACCE Graduate Poster Competition, which showcases emerging composites technologies for automotive and ground transportation applications. Contest will feature 30 graduate students, who were also announced and represent 18 universities in USA, Canada, and Republic of Korea. Students and their posters will be ranked according to specific criteria. Read More
Organizing committee for SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition announced winners of SPE ACCE Scholarship Awards for 2013-2014 academic year. Winning students whose composites-intensive projects were judged to have greatest potential impact on ground transportation were Thomas Keith Honaker-Schroeder of MSU, Nicholas Smith of Purdue University, and Sarah Stair of Baylor University. Each student will receive total scholarship of $2,000 — sponsored by Michigan Economic Development Corp. Read More
Power Plant Pumps: Guidelines for Application & Operation to Maximize Uptime, Availability, & Reliability, published by Hydraulic Institute (HI), offers insights into application and operation of pumps used in combined-cycle power plants. As first installment of Pump Application Guideline series, guide provides information essential for minimizing energy consumption and increasing overall plant efficiency, reliability, and profitability. Read More
With its “Momentum: Leaders Never Stand Still” theme, AEM annual conference will take place November 3–5, 2013 in Orlando, FL. National political scene, innovation and technology, economy, and global development will highlight conference agenda. Along with Executive Locker Room discussions, conference will feature keynote on intelligent risk-taking by Peter Diamandus, Economies of Our Industries panel, and several guests of note. Mobile event app will foster social engagement. Read More
According to statistics from AIA, total machine vision sales in North America climbed 6% compared to second quarter of 2012. Machine vision systems category, which includes ASMV and smart cameras, was the main driver of growth with 7% increase over second quarter 2012. Conversely, sales of machine vision components decreased by 2%. Cameras and software both saw decreases in second quarter, while lighting, optics, and imaging boards all increased over last year. Read More
Used to communicate real-time performance and weather data, sensors installed on bridges, in roadways, and on maintenance vehicles let engineers solve problems before they occur. American Association of State Highway and Transportation Association executive director Bud Wright, crediting State DOTs, said that transportation agencies are using smart technology to help transportation system function at its best. Read More
Pump Systems Matter (PSM) and Hydraulic Institute (HI) announced that second Pump Acceptance Testing for Rotodynamic Pumps in Water & Wastewater Facilities webinar will be held September 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm EDT. Led by Richard Rindy, session will last ~1 hr and cover such topics as pump test acceptance grades and tolerance bands, 4 variations of NPSH testing on clear water to verify NPSHR, as well as permissible reading (amplitude) fluctuations and measurement device uncertainty.
U.S. EPA released new series of short public service videos that cover range of topics related to climate change, including its causes and impacts, actions Americans can take to reduce their impact, and benefits to the economy of addressing climate change. Video series supports President Obama's Climate Action Plan by encouraging American families to reduce amount of energy they consume, cutting down on their utility bills and protecting people's health. Read More