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The Challenges and Promise of Tidal Energy
As regulatory pressure continues to curb greenhouse emissions, there has been a lot of attention on solar and wind energy. However, a less-publicized renewable energy source could play a major role in...
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Teaching an Old Grid New Tricks
As renewable energy sources such as wind and solar become a larger part of the overall United States’ energy portfolio, energy producers and system operators have an opportunity to take advantage of...
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Hydraulic and Pneumatic Colorflow Valves Enter a New Era
Parker Colorflow valves have been a global standard in industrial and mobile applications for more than 60 years. The exclusive colored rings found on metering, flow control and needle valves provide...
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Ramping Up Energy Output at Offshore Wind Projects
The potential for wind energy is massive. Although wind energy currently represents only about five percent of the world’s total electricity, many experts predict it could easily produce at...
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Biogas Fuel Production: Overview and Trends
Biogas is a renewable energy source that can be used to generate heat and electricity. It’s produced through the decomposition of organic materials from plants and animals, also known as...
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Get Started on a Best Practice Maintenance Strategy | Infographic
There’s a technological renaissance that is transforming the look, systems, and processes of the modern factory. You might even call it a sea change. Advanced digital and analytical technologies...
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Making Solar Energy a More-Reliable Option
The sun has been referred to as a primary inexhaustible energy source capable of meeting energy demands on a global scale. Electricity can be generated from solar energy either directly using...
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Natural Gas Combined Cycle Power Plants: History, Trends and Outlook
During the past 60 years, the use of the natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) process for electricity generation has grown to make it one of the world’s leading sources of power. Along the way, natural...
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Precision Forestry Prompts Revolution in Tree Harvesting
Demand for wood is higher than ever. According to a 2020 report by the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, record volumes of wood-based products were produced and traded...
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Coal Power Plant Conversion to Natural Gas
For decades, coal has dominated global power generation. Yet, its share of power generation is declining. The International Energy Agency predicts that global coal consumption has peaked and will not...
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Reciprocating Engines for Power Generation
In baseball, a utility infielder is a reliable and versatile player who can fill in at multiple positions depending on the needs of the team. In 21st-century power generation, a reciprocating engine...
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Inspiring Women from Parker's Exotic Metals Forming Division
Women have been a part of the Exotic Metals Forming Division from the inception of the organization. In the company’s 50+ year history, women have and continue to serve in manufacturing, engineering,...
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Industrial Manufacturing Technology Solutions
Machine building is critical to countless industrial applications, from metals processing to rubber and plastics, food packaging to in-plant supporting operations. Equipment manufacturers...
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3 Factors Driving the Adoption of Commercial Battery Powered Trucks
The U.S. transportation industry is rapidly evolving to meet the demand for clean energy. And for design engineers working at the forefront of truck electrification, this represents an opportunity to...
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The HVACR Industry- Most Read Blogs Influenced by Trends in 2020
Despite the uncertainty and challenges brought by changing times in 2020 specifically, the HVAC/R business was better than good for industry professionals. Many companies experienced record sales...
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Entrepreneurial Visionary Helen Fitzgerald Parker
Helen Fitzgerald was hired by Company founder Art Parker on November 6, 1923. She was a confident 20-year-old woman, who grew up on Cleveland’s West Side as the oldest of six children. After high...
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Automated Material Handling Plays a Major Role in Modern Industry
Since its industry introduction in the 1960s, automation has made an accelerated climb to be a significant trend in material handling applications. Now, automated material handling systems handle...
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Electric Mining Equipment is Poised to Power the Industry
Traditionally dependent on fossil fuels to run key equipment, mining is known as a carbon-intensive industry. New trends, such as battery-powered underground mining equipment, are promising to disrupt...
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Cutting Environmental Impact of Forestry Equipment
Modern, highly mechanized forestry practices are known for being fairly carbon-intensive. New technologies, however, are being introduced with the potential to help lessen the environmental impacts of...
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Commercial Robotic Lawn Mowers May Be Used on a Golf Course or Field Near You
The history of commercial robotic lawnmowers is one that includes a few fits and stops. The cost has been a primary deterrent to the adoption of automated technology, especially for...
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