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Moving Hot Fluids Through Solar Troughs
Designers have many options available to connect high-temperature fluid loop piping with moving collectors that track the sun in large-scale, parabolic trough, solar thermal power plants. The “quality” of these connections, mainly relating to reliability, lifetime, and maintainability, has improved with better hardware and new configurations, and larger trough designs are testing new applications of traditional technologies.
A federal law to further reduce the amount of lead in drinking water has manufacturers of copper plumbing fittings replacing their products with ones manufactured with new copper alloys.
Ray Kelm, mechanical engineer and owner of Friendswood, Texas-based Kelm Engineering, discusses calculation of pipe dynamics, pipe fatigue consequences, and opportunities from reciprocating pumps. Learn the opportunities in an overlooked area that can lead to solid business.
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