Energy Monitoring System to be Installed at the Olympic Winter Games 2018

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General Electric (GE) has partnered with the Olympic Games to install an Energy Monitoring System (EMS) that is “expected to enhance stability and reliability of power supply” at the 14 Olympic Games venues “through real-time energy monitoring…”

This system will ensure fast response and repair in the event of a power outage at any of the venues, as well as collect power consumption data that allows for more efficient power use during the 2018 Games and beyond.

GE is one of the many companies we work with, and we are excited to see how this system will make future Olympic Games more enjoyable than ever before.

You can read GE’s official press release here.

Technological Advances in Oregon Could Save Industry Millions

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An Oregon startup may have developed a technology that could potentially save the specialty metals industry hundreds of millions of dollars in energy costs.

The system, developed by KW Associates, is added to titanium and nickel refining furnaces that drastically reduces waste and improves overall safety in the melting process, according to Oregon BEST.

“Our technology could save 40 to 50 percent of the energy currently lost in the use of these furnaces, while improving ingot quality, and reducing much of the $800 million in lost revenue through material waste and associated electrical inefficiencies each year.”

– Paul King, president and CEO of KW Associates.

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Original article posted in The Portland Business Journal

Advanced Energy Technologies are Calling for Advanced Metals

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With technology advancing in energy production, the metals industry has to follow suit.

The metals industry is in need of materials that can match the brutal conditions of the unstable environments that our new energy sources are generating from. Solar, wind, tar sands, water, etc. And since onshore and off shore oil isn’t going away, metal products, in the “traditional” energy categories, are still being used today. Bottom line is, metals in technology are here to stay.

Renewable energy now delivers nearly 13 percent of the electricity in the United States. With this industry advancing, no longer are there one or two manufacturers that are producing parts for renewable and natural energy components. Because of the energy boom, there are more producers, which causes more competition and innovation. It’s a tried and true pattern. When there is competition, there is innovation, because the competition has to differentiate themselves in a way that propels the industry into the future. Think Apple and Microsoft, the space race, etc. Innovation is fueling the metals industry, allowing these advancements in energy technology to reach new territories. We are currently drilling oil in places we could never dream of, all because of metal advancements.

Solar energy is making significant changes as well. Higher quality components, such as wiring and substrates, are boosting efficiency and production. Solar energy is now becoming a mainstream energy producer, being used both by consumers and businesses.

Without metal advancements, there would be no technological advancements in energy.

Click here to read full article from Modern Metals.

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