Closed Cycle Vapor Turbogenerators (CCVT) for Reliable Remote Applications

Jean Gropper, CCVT Manager
Ormat Power, Inc.

The objectives for high reliability in telecommunications, cathodic protection and SCADA systems in strategic projects have become very demanding, and the problems faced in areas not serviced by commercial power are very stringent, since power generators must operate continuously on a 24-hour-per-day, 365-day-per-year basis with high reliability, long life (over 20 years) and low maintenance. MORE

It’s not a Cable, It’s an Antenna!

Keith Blodorn, ProSoft Technology

Why would someone want a cable that acts like an antenna?  After all, much research and development has gone into improving cable shields precisely to prevent this!  As it turns out, there are several conditions in industrial communication systems where using a radiating cable as an antenna offers major benefits.  The most common cases are for communicating to equipment moving along a track, replacing slip rings in rotating equipment, and providing a clear RF signal where obstructions or plant-floor layout prevent a clear “Line-of-Sight” to transmit from a traditional antenna. MORE

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