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PE Volume 106 Issue 8
Generating sets installed mainly for emergency and standby duty should have health checks during the winter - or whatever part of the year is the most off-peak period - to make sure they will operate correctly when called upon.
Georgia's first residential fuel cell has been installed by Flint Energies to provide heat and electricity to its Service Center facility in Warner Robins, Ga. The 5 kW fuel cell, manufactured by Plug Power and purchased from GE Fuel Cell Systems LLC, was installed and commissioned in less than four days.
The art and science of computer simulation are just beginning to make important contributions to the development of lower-cost, higher-efficiency, solid-state fuel cell systems, and those contributions are expected to grow rapidly as more accurate and robust models are developed.
Barnhart Crane & Rigging recently completed a heavy lift of power equipment for Babcock & Wilcox Co. at the Black Hills Corp. Energy Complex.
By a vote of 60 to 39, the U.S. Senate has approved Nevada's Yucca Mountain as the final storage site for radioactive fuel rods that have been accumulating at the nation's nuclear reactors and bomb production facilities for more than 50 years.
A superstrong composite developed by Brigham Young University might allow construction of wind turbine towers up to three times the height of steel towers typically installed today.
On June 14, 2002, an earthquake struck near the site of the proposed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nev. The press widely reported the incident, and most commentators expected the nuclear industry to run for cover in the light of this apparent "glitch" in the government's plans to dispose of nuclear waste.