A growing and vital component of today’s energy sector is hydropower. The basic technology behind hydropower is simple. Rushing water moves turbine vanes to generate electricity that is then fed into the grid. In a recent study published by the US Department of Energy, several national laboratories assessed the value of hydropower. The conclusions were… Continue reading Reducing Hydro Turbine Maintenance Costs with the Use of Cold Spray
The United States entered the first round of the ‘space race’ back in the late 50s to early 60s. At that time, there was a mad rush for industries and government agencies, in this case, NASA, to develop technology, applications, and systems for a type of vehicle they had no idea how to construct, maintain… Continue reading What’s Next for Additive Manufacturing in the Aerospace Industry?
Pitting corrosion is undoubtedly the most dangerous type of metal erosion. Some experts believe it was responsible for the catastrophic collapse of the U.S. Highway 35 bridge between Point Pleasant and Kanauga over the River Ohio that killed 46 people in 1967. A small crack in one of the I-beams was thought to have been… Continue reading Effects of Pitting Corrosion in Chemical Processing Plants
Industries that use cold spray for metal repairs throw around a lot of terms. But what can you do when you’re just starting out in the field? Let’s take a closer look at cold spray terminology for beginners. According to the cold spray experts at VRC Metal Systems: “Cold spray, referred to as supersonic particle deposition,… Continue reading Cold Spray Terminology For Beginners
When it comes to metal repairs, cold spray technology is increasingly popular within many industries and has become common for repairs.