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  • FERC Approves Cove Point LNG Export Project

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) authorized Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP to build the $3.4 billion Cove Point Liquefaction Project in Calvert County, Maryland, and related facilities at an existing compressor station and at metering and regulating sites in Virginia.

  • Nuclear Power Plant to Contain New Stainless Steel Product

    Korea-based steelmaker POSCO says it has developed an advanced corrosion-resistant stainless steel for use in nuclear reactors. The product, branded SR-50A, will be used to build a nuclear reactor in the United Arab Emirates by Hyundai Heavy Industries, POSCO was reported as saying on September 29.

  • PC-based Controls Take on the Reigning Champ

    The programmable logic controller (PLC) and its direct descendant, the programmable automation controller (PAC), have ruled the roost for decades in industrial control applications.

  • Power Supply Options for Multiple Output Voltage Applications

    A variety of power supply configurations and designs are available from industrial suppliers. The tried-and-true design of the linear power supply typically has better transient response to load changes, less electrical noise and less ripple than other power supply designs.

  • Technical Advances Help to Boost Robotics

    Although industrial robots have been around since the 1970s, the machines were mainly stationary and used primarily for painting and welding in the automotive sector.

  • Ford Challenged as Aluminum Truck Heads to Market

    Ford Motor Co. has announced a preview of its 2015 F-150, one of the first pickup trucks composed primarily of aluminum, as part of its Built Ford Tough Roundup marketing strategy.

  • Energy Department to Update Electric Motor Efficiency Standards

    Beginning in mid-2016, an updated standard established in 2014 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for electric motors will increase the minimum efficiency of new motors. The updated electric motor standards apply the standards currently in place to a wider scope of electric motors.

  • Wireless Standard Wins Approval

    The International Society of Automation (ISA) says that ANSI/ISA-100.11a-2011, "Wireless Systems for Industrial Automation: Process Control and Related Applications," has been unanimously approved by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as an international standard.

  • New Standards for Crude Oil Loading and Shipment via Rail

    The American Petroleum Institute published a new set of recommended practices for testing and classifying crude oil for rail shipment and loading it into rail tank cars.

  • IHS and AMACOM Partner to Enrich Engineering Business Knowledge

    IHS Inc. and AMACOM, a division of the American Management Association, announce a partnership that allows IHS to resell numerous AMACOM titles covering project management theory, process and best practices as well as AMA handbooks on a variety of related topics.

  • Supply Chain Growth Related to Unconventional Oil and Gas

    A sizable and growing portion of the economic benefits from unconventional oil and gas development in the United States is being felt by a diverse group of industries that support oil and gas producers, according to a new study by IHS.

  • Welcome to Engineering360!

    Most of you recognize the device on the front page as the Archimedes screw, which moved water from one level to another. Archimedes’ ingeniously simple machine was used by the ancients and continues to find applications today.

  • A New Face for Robotics

    Instead of massive robots like those traditionally tethered to automotive welding and assembly lines, Rethink Robotics is creating a breed of smaller, more flexible and user-friendly models aimed at a wide range of light-duty applications.

  • Taller Wind Turbine Towers Receive DOE Funding

    The Energy Department on Sept. 18 awarded $2 million for two organizations that will advance technologies to harness stronger winds available at higher heights, potentially increasing the amount of clean, renewable electricity the nation produces. Through construction processes that will

  • Utility to Bury Electric Power Lines

    Richmond, Va.-based Dominion Resources plans to bury 4,000 miles of electric power distribution lines over the next 10 to 12 years in an effort to combat outages.

  • 3D Printers Build on Manufacturing Success with New Designs, Materials

    3D printing, also called additive manufacturing, is gaining market acceptance and momentum as new additive materials, operational expertise and printer designs overcome 3D printing’s traditional challenges of part size, speed limitations and durability.

  • Neurotechnology Hits Its Stride

    Chronic pain, hearing loss, sleep apnea, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, paralysis from stroke or spinal cord injury. These are among a growing array of medical conditions that physicians are now treating with neurotechnology devices, which deliver electrical stimulus to limbs and organs.

  • Transit Infrastructure Projects Receive Federal Funds

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) said that 40 projects will receive a share of $3.59 billion in federal disaster relief funds to help public transportation systems in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy to become more resilient.

  • Transit Infrastructure Projects Receive Federal Funds

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) said that 40 projects will receive a share of $3.59 billion in federal disaster relief funds to help public transportation systems in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy to become more resilient in order to withstand the impact of future natural

  • Enabling New Age Knees

    Over the course of 50 years, the average person takes about 140 million steps. Add tennis, jogging and a gym membership and it’s no wonder that knee replacement surgeries increase 10% year over year. In 2010, American doctors replaced more than 590,000 knees. All this repair work requires

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