Ironically, the role of the piston in power production seems to be expanding. The irony lies in the fact that technology developed at the turn of the last century is poised to take on an even greater portion of electric power generation at the turn of this century, despite advances in other, more contemporary prime movers such as gas turbines.
Anyone watching the gas turbine industry already knows that advancements in efficiency, output and emissions control are coming fast and furious. Federal, state and local regulations, the spotty demand for power, low capital requirements and fast construction cycles all have their effect on the demand for gas turbines. Manufacturers competing for sales realize that to maintain a viable presence in the market they must accelerate the product cycle and introduce new designs and technological innov
Members of a North Carolina church will move into their expanded church facility sooner than expected. An arrangement to provide much needed low cost landfill material made the project possible thanks to a cooperative effort of the New Covenant United Methodist Church?s building committee, Duke Power Co., and contractor Trans-Ash of Cincinnati, Ohio.