Variable speed drives replace autotransformer starters

Tasked with replacing two ageing autotransformer starters at the Kempton Water Treatment Works of Thames Water in the UK, Varicon (3D) Drives Limited, a specialist in the service, repair, supply and installation of motor control equipment, selected Vacon NXS ac variable speed drives for the project.The drives are used in conjunction with high-lift pumps that provide an auxiliary water feed to the low-pressure main.As part of a project for Thames Water with a brief of identifying opportunities for saving energy, consultant Advanced Energy Monitoring Systems (AEMS) found that the autotransformer starters that were formerly used with the pumps were not only inefficient, as they allowed only a single speed of operation, they were also inconvenient to use, as they could only be operated by local pushbuttons – there was no provision for operation from the control room. Variable Frequency Drive, Variable Frequency Inverter, Frequency Inverter – Simphoenix,https://www.simphoenix.com/

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Global Valve Market: OverviewThe valve market across the globe

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Global Valve Market: OverviewThe valve market across the globe is anticipated to witness a stable growth during the forecast period from 2016 to 2020. A valve is a device or fittings that controls and regulates the direction of fluids by closing, opening, or partially obstructing different passageways. The size of valves varies significantly according to their applications. Different types of valves including globe valve, butterfly valve, globe valve, flange type diaphragm valve, needle valve and ball valve among others is included within our scope of research. Valves finds its application in both industrial sectors such as oil & gas, chemicals, pharmaceutical, power generation, manufacturing, waste watertreatment, food & beverages and civil sectors including household applications, commercial building applications and municipality applications.Global Valve Market: Trends and OpportunitiesThe global valve market is majorly driven by increasing importance of wastewater management. Increasing demand for surface and ground water has led to acute shortages of water in many parts of the world and hence wastewater management is seen...

Whether you’re walking an eager puppy or a stronger older dog who loves to pull, having

Whether you’re walking an eager puppy or a stronger older dog who loves to pull, having one of the strongest dog leashes can help you keep control over your dog. But, because most manufacturers will claim their leash is strong, what features should you look out for in a strong leash? When you’re looking for a leash, first consider the fabric it’s made from. Nylon and paracord are typically sturdy, reliable materials. If you have an exceptionally strong pup, you may want to think about a metal chain option, too, which is not only resistant to pulling but also a great leash for dogs who chew. Whichever you choose, make sure it’s thick enough to withstand hard pulls. Another thing to keep in mind is your dog’s personality. If you have a dog who pulls hard, you’ll want something with shock absorption. If you have a rabid chewer, on the other hand, you’ll want a hefty chain they can’t gnaw through. Lastly, think about the types of activities you typically do together. If you take jogs or go hiking in the woods, a hand-free leash might make a good choice. By contrast, if you live in a crowded city where your pooch is always dodging humans, a retractable option will be help...

Leak at Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre led to temporarily closure of gym

The gym at the Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre was closed temporarily twice in the last week following weather-related issues with the building’s rooftop air-handling unit. City of Kamloops civic facilities manager Jeff Putnam told KTW the facility was closed for two-and-a-half hours on Feb. 15 and for 15 minutes on the evening of Feb. 21. The first closure was the result of snow that built up, froze and melted quickly, leaking through the unit’s membrane. While 95 per cent of the facility’s roof was fixed in the fall, the unit could not be removed at that time. It is due to be addressed during the second phase of the Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre project, which is expected to begin this June. “We closed the gym for a short time for cautionary reasons because there is electrical under there, lights and that,” Putnam said. On Feb. 21, the facility was again closed for a short time due to the flickering of an LED light. Putnam said a city electrician arrived at the facility to isolate the electrical circuit and turn on other lights. “I guess Thursday evening there was one light was flickering and, at that time, we didn’t realize the rooftop unit was leaking, so the gym was clo...

Form 6-K KINROSS GOLD CORP For: Jun 12

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40F: Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1): ¨ Note: Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1) only permits the submission in paper of a Form 6-K if submitted solely to provide an attached annual report to security holders. Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7): ¨ Note: Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7) only permits the submission in paper of a Form 6-K if submitted to furnish a report or other document that the registrant foreign private issuer must furnish and make public under the laws of the jurisdiction in which the registrant is incorporated, domiciled or legally organized (the registrant’s “home country”), or under the rules of the home country exchange on which the registrant’s securities are traded, as long as the report or other document is not a press release, is not required to be and has not been distributed to the registrant’s security holders, and, if discussing a material ...

You can soon buy gas and pizza through Fiat Chrysler’s Uconnect system

Uconnect has always been a great infotainment system, and Uconnect Market will make it even more versatile. General Motors has dominated its American counterparts when it comes to offering in-car commerce. Its MyLink infotainment system has been adding various integrations over the last couple years, whether it’s placing reservations through Yelp or ordering a Domino’s pizza on the fly. Fiat Chrysler’s latest announcement along similar lines should help it keep up with the Joneses. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced on Monday that the next iteration of its Uconnect infotainment system will include something called Uconnect Market. This commerce platform is similar to GM’s Marketplace, in that it will allow a variety of third-party companies to offer connected buying services directly through the infotainment system. It was developed in partnership with Xevo, which has lent its expertise to GM, as well. When setting up a Uconnect Market account, owners will have the opportunity to add a credit card for use within the marketplace. That can then be used to authorize card-free fuel fill-ups at participating Shell stations, in addition to paying for parking t...

Shimano Releases 12-Speed Deore XT M8100 & SLX M7100 Groupsets

Shimano Deore XT M8100 and SLX M7100 see 12-speed technology trickled down from the XTR M9100 groupset In a move that will surprise literally nobody, Shimano has just revealed its brand new 12 speed Deore XT M8100 groupset – almost exactly one year after XTR M9100 was launched. This is standard protocol for the Japanese brand, which typically rolls out its new designs at the top, and then trickles them down each year after, starting with XTR, then Deore XT, then SLX, Deore and so on. What has caught us a bit off guard though is that Big Blue is also launching a new SLX M7100 groupset at the same time. From first glance, you’ll see the new components share very little in common with the previous 11-speed iterations. Instead, both draw heavily upon the latest XTR 12-speed groupset in both functionality and aesthetics. Before going into the full details of each groupset, it’s worth a brief update on Shimano’s proprietary freehub standard; Micro Spline. Unveiled last year with XTR M9100, Micro Spline is essentially a smaller diameter freehub body with 21 splines that are designed to interlock with corresponding grooves inside the body of the cassette. The smaller diameter is requir...

Fiber laser doubles trailer manufacturer’s cutting productivity

Trailer manufacturer Indespension has doubled its sheet metal cutting productivity with a fiber laser profiling center. At the Bolton, Lancashire, England factory of trailer manufacturer Indespension, sheet metal cutting productivity has doubled following the December 2016 replacement of a CO2 laser-powered machine with a Bystronic ByStar Fiber 6520 fiber laser profiling center costing nearly £800,000 (approximately $1.3 million; FIGURE 1). The 4kW fiber laser has a 6.5 × 2m capacity bed, making it the largest fiber machine delivered to date into the UK market. Indespension’s purchasing director Steve Sadler commented, “We cut mainly 43A and pre-galv mild steel, plus some aluminum, from 1mm to 12mm thick. Up to 3mm, the fiber laser cuts three times faster than CO2. It flies through 1mm steel, producing 10 holes/s. The advantage tails off as the thickness increases, but overall the ByStar is twice as fast across all the gauges we process. At a stroke, it has eliminated the bottleneck in our factory that was being caused by the CO2 machine not being able to keep up with our ever-increasing laser cutting workload.” The fiber laser was purchased in part-exchange fo...

Laser bonding: A new connection technology for high currents

Power electronics constantly present packaging technologies with new challenges to handle ever-larger currents. At the semiconductor level, the most important interconnection technology by far is wire bonding with aluminum-heavy wires in diameters up to 500μm, welded directly onto a bond pad of the semiconductor chip by an ultrasonic friction welding process. These wire bonds have a fuse current of up to 35A for a wire measuring 20mm in average length. For considerably higher currents found in today’s power modules, several wires are bonded in parallel on the chip. Wire bonding features enjoy major advantages: the bonds are highly reliable and have long lives; the process is very flexible because distances and positions of the bonds can be freely programmed and adapted; and it is a very cost-efficient process. However, two drawbacks to wire bonding are that the bonding surfaces must be very clean, and the bond pads on chips or substrates must be held rigidly and stably. The thicker the bonding wire, the more ultrasonic energy must be employed, making it progressively more difficult to clamp the parts rigidly. The bond forces also must increase with thicker wires. Taken tog...

Saudi construction news: Ford Trucks units delivered to Saudi builder Saad Saaed Al-Saadi & Sons – Products & Services

Want more construction news and views from the Middle East? Sign up now to receive our specially curated newsletters. Al-Jazirah Vehicles Agencies Company (AJVA), the dealer of American firm Ford Trucks in Saudi Arabia, has delivered 100 units of 2019 model 6×4 Ford vehicles to Makkah-based contractor Saad Saeed Al-Saadi & Sons Company, marking its largest delivery to date in the kingdom. According to a statement, the trucks – once fitted out with dumpers – will be used in “major road construction projects” that will add roughly one million kilometres of roads in various regions throughout the kingdom. A ceremony celebrating the delivery of trucks was held at the Arabian Metal Industries headquarters, the site of the dumpers’ manufacturing. Speaking on the news, Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al-Kareedis, AJVA’s deputy chief executive officer, said: “To date, these trucks have been deployed to work in airports, residential complexes, roadworks, cleaning and maintenance, and many other projects in cities such as Riyadh, Qatif, Najran, Tabuk, and Hail, in cooperation with our partners in the private sector.” Based out of the Makkah, contractor Saad Saeed Al Saadi & Sons...

The global scaffolding market is expected to reach US$ 78.4 Bn by 2026, expanding at a CAGR of

The global scaffolding market is expected to reach US$ 78.4 Bn by 2026, expanding at a CAGR of 6.1% from 2018 to 2026. North America held the highest market share in the scaffolding market in 2017. Scaffolding, also known as staging or scaffold is a non-permanent structure to support workers and materials in construction, ship building, oil & gas, and various other industries that require construction work. A variety of materials are used in the manufacture of temporary scaffolding structures. These range from bamboo, wood, aluminum, and steel to the latest high strength steel grades. Renting of scaffolding products is a significant source of revenue for scaffolding market players. About 80% of the cost of scaffolding is consumed in installing, dismantling, and transportation of scaffolding products. Lightweight scaffolding greatly increases the productivity of scaffolding products and enhances their transportation efficiency. Increasing demand from the construction industry with high rise commercial buildings and improvement in residential infrastructure along with new constructions is expected to support the growth of the global scaffolding market over the forecast timelin...

Black Friday Amazon: tutte le offerte ed i migliori sconti

Tutte le migliori offerte presenti su Amazon, in occasione del Black Friday raccolte all’interno di un unico articolo. Come certamente saprai, oggi è il Black Friday e vari store online, tra cui Amazon prima di tutti, stanno proponendo offerte davvero molto interessanti, con sconti che arrivano anche fino all’80% su tantissimi prodotti. Se stai pensando di effettuare un acquisto ed hai qualche risparmio da parte, oggi è senza dubbio il momento perfetto per acquistare il prodotto che desideri ad un prezzo davvero conveniente. Per facilitarti nella navigazione delle offerte che Amazon sta proponendo ho raccolto in questo articolo tutte le offerte presenti all’interno della vetrina del Black Friday. Uv Curing Chamber, Uv Spot Gun, Uv Led Spot Curing, Uv Flood Curing System – UVET,http://www.uvndt.com/

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