Metso to supply automation technology

New pulverized coal injection process and power plant modernization in Raahe, Finland Helsinki, Finland — Metso has received major automation technology orders from SSAB Europe and Raahen Voima in Raahe, Finland. Metso will supply automation for the Raahe steel mill’s new blast furnace pulverized coal injection process and for Raahen Voima’s power plant modernization to increase safety and reliability. The Raahe steel mill is currently replacing the use of heavy fuel oil with a pulverized … Continue reading

Smart grid: Scottish solution to scalable active network management

Scottish distributed generation expert Smarter Grid Solutions has launched new products for active network management that aim to avoid grid upgrades when integrating distributed and renewable energy sources.

ANM 50 and CONNECT+ are designed to tackle different power systems problems and offer different entry points to an active network management scheme, …read more

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Oaklahoma’s PSO to fund AMI rollout through fuel-rate cuts

In the US, an Oklahoma energy company has announced that advanced meters deployed as part of a US$130 million advanced metering system (AMI) will give a “slight net bill decrease” for all customers.

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Inline analysis of beverage ingredients

Plato, Brix, alcohol, extract, whey, dry matter

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Magdeburg-Barleben, Germany & Wayne NJ, USA — The several processes of beverage production can be significantly optimized by using inline analytical measuring technology.

For example, to improve evaporations, phase separations, blendings or fillings, the concentrations in beer and wine, mixed and soft drinks, juices and liquid dairy products can be monitored.

In the fruit juice and soft drink production usually the Brix content will be analyzed, whereas in dairies the whey or dry matter content is important. In wine making, quality parameters are the extract or alcohol concentration.

For the production of instant or liquid coffee the focus is on the concentration of extract and dry matter. Continue reading

Deal watch: Con Edison and Landis+Gyr work on plug-in EV pilot


US utility Con Edison has commissioned energy solutions giant Landis+Gyr for a pilot project involving plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging stations in residential homes.

Under the programme, Con Edison, which supplies energy services to New York City and Westchester County in New York State, has installed Landis+Gyr’s L510 load control switches …read more

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