Tag: Mechanical Engineering

Synchronous Compensators

Synchronous Compensators

Synchronous Compensators

01/02/18

“How can we use synchronous motors to stabilize the grid?”

 

Synchronous Motors are great for precision control applications. But their usage can be applied to grid stabilizations. Since voltage in a grid can fluctuate, by running synchronous motors at no-load speeds we can effectively have a load that adds inertia to the system, therefore mellowing out the voltage fluctuation. These devices are known as a Synchronous Compensators and are a vital part of the modern grid.

LNG Engines

LNG Engines

LNG Engines

12/22/18

“How can vehicles be powered by Liquid Nitrogen Gas?”

 

Most cars these days are powered by petroleum. But there exists technology which allows for Natural Gas to be used. This works by holding Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) in a very cold (Between -140 and -130 degrees C) isolation chamber, pushing it out through a pressurized nozzle when desired, converting it to a gasified form, feeding it through a tank that changes the temperature and pressure to desired levels and then moving it into an Internal Combustion Engine. These are known as LNG Engines and may serve a transitory role before the mass advent of electric vehicles.

The European Union Has Just Unveiled It’s Zero Carbon Emission Plan

The European Union Has Just Unveiled It’s Zero Carbon Emission Plan

The European Union Has Just Unveiled It’s Zero Carbon Emission Plan

11/29/18

“How will the EU become carbon neutral?”

 

Breaking news. The European Union, accounting for 10 % of carbon emissions globally, has recently unveiled its long-term plan to cut its carbon emissions to zero by 2050. Although its 2030 goals will not be changed, it does give more focus to the following decades. This will be an extremely exciting event for years to come.