Sustainability Relies On Measurement
At ABB, we embed sustainability in everything we do in order to create long-term value. This starts with helping our customers reduce their emissions and preserve resources, which is where we make the biggest impact, and extends to our own operations, to our suppliers, and the communities we serve. We strive always to be an exemplary corporate citizen wherever we operate.
Taking To The Wind For Climate Change
Dec. 17, 1903, was a windy day at Kitty Hawk, a coastal area of North Carolina, but suitable for the Wright brothers’ first test of their motor-operated flyer. In fact, they specifically chose this location for its wind.
Brine Management — A Necessity, Not A Luxury
Brine is everywhere: desalination plants, gas and oil drillings, energy generation plants, mines, cooling towers, food manufacturing plants, chip fabrication, and many other industries that require high volumes of water. They all generate brine as a byproduct of their processes.
Is Russia-Ukraine War Leading Europe Towards Major Energy Crisis?
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has sent a shockwave across financial and energy markets in the world. The ongoing crisis has disrupted the oil and gas supply to Europe and raised concerns about the future oil supplies. Invasion pushed the oil and gas prices to record highs. European oil prices soared on news of aggression and are reaching new highs with each passing day. On March 3rd, Brent Crude Futures jumped 3.24% to US$ 116.59 per barrel, after crossing the US $119 earlier this week. U.S. Crude Futures also climbed 3.26% closing at $114.21 per barrel.
Green Hydrogen: Instrumentation And Analyzer Solutions For A Sustainable Future
Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions have resulted in global warming. Decarbonization to the point of carbon neutrality and tight control of other greenhouse gas emissions will be essential to avoid a climatic catastrophe. Amongst other things, this will require a switch from hydrocarbon fossil fuels to renewable forms of energy, such as green hydrogen.
Thermal Flow Meters Help Electric Power Plants Keep Their Cool With Hydrogen Gas
In all electric power generation plants (gas, solar, coal or nuclear), the fuel source of choice heats a large boiler, which creates steam that drives turbine blades to rotate. The turbine shaft in turn spins magnets inside the generator, which induces an electrical current in a coil of wires. It’s a high-temperature process both in terms of the boilers and steam, but also at the back end of the process where the electric current generates a large amount of heat that must be managed in order to keep the generator’s wire coils cool enough to avoid degradation or failure. Depending on the MVA size of the generator, hydrogen (H2), air or water is typically used to provide cooling.
Refinery Improves Boiler Air-To-Fuel Mixture Performance With Help From Multipoint Thermal Flow Meter
A major oil refinery’s plant team ran into challenging issues when they attempted to optimize their large primary boiler system, which initially perplexed the plant’s process engineers. After extensive study, it was determined there was a problem controlling the boiler’s burner air-to-fuel mixture ratio.
Controlling Your Natural Gas Burn To Cut Fuel Costs And Emissions
Nearly all industrial processes and manufacturing operations rely on natural gas as a fuel, even if it is only for plant heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). Heavy duty industrial plant processes (Figure 1), such as those found in oil and gas, refining, chemical production and electric power generation, as well as those in the manufacturing industries, including steel, aluminum, glass and others, depend heavily on natural gas to fuel the processes used in their production.
Applications Of IoT Solutions In Energy Industry Endows Efficiency Gains Across Supply Chain
Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled solutions are getting weaved into smart energy management framework. Globally utility providers and energy producers are expanding their IoT-based asset management capabilities not just to optimize their resources but also to boost process efficiencies. Several industries are pumping in dollars to enrich their supply chain with the IoT paradigm. The oil and gas industry stands to benefit immensely in coming years, for example.
Energy Use In Agriculture
Farmers are looking for new sources of energy as volatile electricity prices create various economic problems in agriculture. Agricultural cooperatives, which you can read about here, and individual farmers are turning to renewable energy as innovative technologies develop as they offer many opportunities, including reducing energy consumption and increasing efficiency. This article will learn what alternative energy sources are provided today and what benefits they provide.