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Fired Heaters: Best Practices for the Control of Fuel Gas
May 01, 2014
Large petroleum-refining complexes often have dozens of fired heaters, making broad-based competency in this area essential to overall reliability, safety and energy efficiency. Despite industry's widespread familiarity with fired heaters, they continue to pose significant challenges during initial control-system design and unless properly specified, operated and maintained, fired heaters can hinder good control and reliable operation going forward. All fuel-gas-fired heaters have basic features in common, but no two applications are exactly the same, and an industry best practice for fuel-gas control has never emerged. Even one of the most basic questions - whether to use fuel-gas-flow control or pressure control - remains open, with little industry guidance available. A helpful approach to move toward industry standardization is to identify the most common and successful practices based on current technology and experience, for use as a design starting point and a reference point.

NEC Display Solutions Launches New PA Series Projector for Installation Applications
April 25, 2014
NEC Display Solutions of America, a provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced the latest addition to its PA Projector Series with the introduction of the PA622U. According to a release this professional projector is ideal for corporate, higher education and museum applications. The PA622U includes an HDBaseT connection. HDBaseT adjusts the cost and time of installations by influencing the install process. HDBaseT supports uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, and control over a single Cat6 cable, thereby eliminating the need for multiple cables and connections.

Spherix Engages Intellectual Property Law Firm to Monetize Patent Portfolio Acquired from Rockstar
April 24, 2014
Spherix, an intellectual property development company, announced that it has retained the law firm of Kenyon & Kenyon to further assist the Company in the monetization efforts of patents acquired in December from Rockstar Consortium (US) LP.

Slovakia, Ukraine, EC to resume talks on reverse gas supplies on April 24
April 24, 2014
The European energy commissioner Guenther Oettinger, Slovak and Ukrainian energy ministers, Tomas Malatinsky and Yuri Prodan, will meet on April 24 in Bratislava to resume talks on setting up a reverse gas flow from western Europe to Ukraine, Reuters reported, citing a European Commission spokesperson. A week earlier, representatives of the EC and the two countries launched talks on the gas deliveries but achieved no result.

Healbe GoBe Earns Over $1 Million on Indiegogo
April 24, 2014
Healbe Corp. announced that its Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign raised $1,084,944 in support of GoBe - a wearable body manager that automatically measures calorie intake. According to a release, the 42-day campaign - which began on March 5 - was a huge success, raising over ten times Healbe's original goal of $100,000. It made GoBe one of the top 10 most funded projects in Indiegogo history.

Model N announces vertical sales management solution for Semiconductors and component manufacturers.
April 23, 2014
  Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2014     Model N, Inc. (NYSE: MODN), the leading Revenue Management solutions provider to the Life Science and Technology industries, today announced a new sales solution built on the Salesforce1 Platform for the semiconductor and component manufacturing industry.       As a Cloud Alliance partner of salesforce.com, Model N will deliver REVVY Sales Application Suite, a vertically designed cloud solution built that will allow Semiconductor and Electronic component manufacturers to strategically manage their entire direct opportunities pipeline and channel design registrations with out-of-the-box functionality, designed to address their very specific vertical requirements.

Drexel University pursues smart networking via WiMAX
April 23, 2014
Drexel University in Philadelphia has joined a handful of other universities using WiMAX technology in an effort to meet the data transfer demands of U.S. research institutions. WiMAX, which is being dismissed and discarded in many parts of the world in favor of TD-LTE technology, still plays a crucial role in a National Science Foundation program called the Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI).

AFRC - Research Facilities - Research Aircraft Integration Facility - Ground Vibration Testing
April 23, 2014
Ground Vibration Testing The ground vibration test (GVT) system is necessary to assure the aeroelastic and aeroservoelastic stability of new and modified aircraft. These GVT data are used to validate analytical vibration and flight control models by measuring flight control transfer functions and structural frequency response functions. The GVT supports flight test activities by assisting in flutter test planning and resolving in-flight aeroelastic related anomalies. It is also used to detect structural flaws and troubleshoot flight control dynamic problems. The GVT system consists of state-of-the-art equipment including aircraft soft-support, structural excitation, vibration sensors, and data acquisition and analysis tools.

Quirky Porkfolio
April 22, 2014
I remember my first piggy bank. Pink, plastic, and porcine, it was a classic in every sense. The pig-shaped Quirky Porkfolio may look the same, but it's a 21st-firstcentury upgrade that adds Wi-Fi connectivity and a mobile companion app. The app lets you check your savings at a glance, or even trigger motion alerts via a built-in accelerometer. At $49.99 it's a little bit pricey, and it only holds up to $100 in coins, but the Porkfolio is a fun way to count your change that might even help you save more money.

New technologies & applications - Power plant products - Metering ball valve.
April 01, 2014
HAM-LET has produced a metering ball valve that incorporates both metering and shut-off functions in one unit. It has been patented in the US and won the company an award for its innovative technology.


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