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Inconvenient Green Energy Realities

The math behind “The New Energy Economy: An Exercise in Magical Thinking” A week doesn’t pass without a mayor, governor, policymaker or pundit joining the rush to demand, or predict, an energy future that is entirely based on wind/solar and batteries, freed from the “burden”…

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13 Aug 2019 Posted by admin in Resources no comments

PowerGen Biogas generator

Biogas from Manure An anaerobic digester will partially convert manure to energy in the form of biogas which contains methane. Top of Form Biogass Generation Terminology Anaerobic: life of activity in an airless environment. Anaerobic Bacteria: microbes whose metabolisms require the absence of free oxygen….

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13 Aug 2019 Posted by admin in Resources no comments

Glycol Heat Tracing Keeping the right temperature

Glycol heat tra­cing is of­ten used in in­dustry to pro­tect pipes, boil­ers, pumps, and other equip­ment from frost in winter, or to keep warm wa­ter at re­quired tem­per­at­ure.  It in­volves heat­ing the in­stall­a­tions by means of 1/2″ SS tubing con­tain­ing heated glycol that is strapped…

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29 Jan 2019 Posted by admin in Heat Trace, Resources no comments

Canadian freezing index

Freezing Index Degree days Estimated Frost Depth in meters Freezing Index Degree days Frost Depth in meters Frost Depth in feet 400 0.66 2000 1.98 6.5 450 0.71 2050 2.01 6.6 500 0.76 2100 2.04 6.7 550 0.81 2150 2.07 6.8 600 0.86 2200 2.10…

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Heat Loss Calculations and System Design

heat loss, time to freeze, fluid outlet temperature, minimum flow rates, tracing wattage required, heat gain, etc., all based on the specific requirements of each project. Basic information needed for typical heat trace design includes: project name/location; minimum ambient temperature; above and/or below ground; depth…

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Using Glycol In Closed Loops

  How does the glycol protect the loop from freezing?Pure water freezes at 32° F, but a 60% solution of ethylene glycol pushes the freezing point down to -60° F. While the freezing point of pure glycol is only -39° F, the synergy between glycol…

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