09 October 2006
09 October 2006
Ray Publishing’s new book, Composites in Alternative Energy: A design and application guide, is now available through the NetComposites online store.
This special-interest book is the fifth in a series of publications about the use of composite materials in targeted market areas — specifically, automotive, infrastructure/civil engineering, offshore oil platforms and emission control strategies. Composites in Alternative Energy takes an in-depth view of the alternative energy market, which market sectors are using composites in the greatest quantities, and the areas that are likely to grow the fastest. Interviews with part manufacturers allow readers to understand materials and processes for selected specific parts.
Four sections discuss wind turbine components (blades, nacelles and towers); fuel cells (moulded bi-polar plates); alternative fuel storage strategies (high-pressure cylinders and tanks); and other uses of composites, including marine power turbines, flywheels, and composites in grid elements like transmission lines and utility poles. Also included are an in-depth overview, an introduction to composite materials and resources for finding more information: a bibliography, lists of contact and organizations and a glossary.
Cobra International will showcase a range of composite products at CAMX 2018, including carbon fibre components for the automotive, transportation, marine, water sports and luxury sectors.
The American Composites Manufacturers Association participated in a roundtable discussion about the IMAGINE Act. Known as the Innovative Materials in American Growth and Infrastructure, Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, the new bill is designed to promote the increased use of innovative materials like fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, as well as new manufacturing methods to accelerate the deployment and extend the life of infrastructure projects.
After the collapse of a drinking water pipeline in downtown Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Insituform was contracted to reline a close to 100 year old pipe underneath one of the canals. Water was restored successfully within five days, with minimal impact on traffic and the environment.