Bi-monthly open thread on climate solutions. Please try to be civil. Remember, climate science questions can

Bi-monthly open thread on climate solutions. Please try to be civil. Remember, climate science questions can be discussed on the Unforced Variations thread. E-P: We learned in the PAST that… There is NOTHING to be learned by looking towards the future. EVERYTHING was solved in the past. It is IMPOSSIBLE to advance anything beyond the 1970s. You talk about solid granite?? Only a solidly granite brain could claim that. Seriously, have you considered the ramifications of size and structure with regard to flywheel construction? The friggin point is exceeding granite by a few orders of magnitude. The net emissions from the furnace would be lower than currently, because the flame temperature would be lower.  Southwest Research Institute has made this work in a vehicle. An engine has to deal not only with large fuel molecules but also the oil’s VOC outgassing. A furnace only deals with CH4. And that is precisely why I would use solid PTFE bearings or other permanent lubrication rather than oiled journals.  They can wear out, but they are not going to either leak or vaporize.  A modern condensing furnace has not one but two motors, each with a pair of bearings.  The VOC emissions from ...

Bauma showguide: engines and power generation | Article

Atlas Copco will be showcasing its latest innovations in clean drive technology and unveiling new portable air, power and flow equipment. The new range of clean drive technology equipment on display will include the company’s E-air electric-powered compressors and its battery-powered HiLight Z3+ lighting tower. Since they do not have a diesel engine, they do not require refuelling, meaning noise levels are reduced and maintenance is simplified. As they don’t produce emissions, owners need not worry about emissions regulations. With the EU Stage V regulations introduced Atlas Copco will also use the exhibition as a forum to provide companies with guidance about the new regulations and how the company’s equipment can help users make a smooth transition towards compliance. New innovations to be exhibited include the latest models from Atlas Copco’s QAS 5 generator range, as well as the new QAS VSG (variable speed generator). Both models were said to offer reduced consumption and emissions, as well as a smaller footprint. The QAS 35 VSG has variable automatic speed control from 800 to 2550rpm and a built-in power management system that is said to enable fuel consumption to be reduce...