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Reducing Power Failures with NETL’s Low-Cost Electrical Asset Monitoring Sensor Technology
Image of NETL logoWhen the power goes out unexpectedly, people understandably grow concerned, especially if they are left without electricity for an extended time. For many, this amounts to a temporary inconvenience, but some power failures can be catastrophic – costing millions of dollars and creating extreme safety hazards. NETL and the University of Pittsburgh are hoping to reduce some of these power failures in the future by developing advanced fiber optic sensing technology that can alert utility companies of an impending power transformer failure before it’s too late.

Patented Solvent Technology Offers Efficient Process for CO2 Capture
Image of NETL logoA patented technology from NETL inventors offers a cost-effective way for chemical plants, power plants, refineries and others to separate carbon dioxide (CO2), hydrogen sulfide (H2S) from hydrogen (H2), carbon monoxide, (CO), and nitrogen (N2), which will enable low-carbon electricity generation and efficient fuel processing, among other benefits.

NETL Engineers Provide Knowledge to the Local Community on Green Roof Installation
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NETL is providing first-hand knowledge to the City of Morgantown Engineering and Urban Landscape Departments on the energy efficiency of adding a green roof to the City Hall building. The Morgantown Engineering and Urban Landscape Departments visited the NETL Morgantown Site for a presentation by Facility Operations Engineering and Operations Team engineers on the Technology Support Facility’s (TSF) Green Roof build followed by a tour.

NETL Invents Chromia Refractory Brick that can Increase Refractory Service Life and Gasifier Efficiency
Image of NETL logoNETL researchers have developed a refractory brick that can increase the service life of refractories that are used to line entrained flow slagging gasifiers, reducing wear from molten mineral impurities (slag) in carbon feedstock, and resulting in reduced replacement costs and an increased gasifier availability and efficiency.

Director's Corner

Dr. Grace M. Bochenek

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When Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy (ASFE) Steven Winberg visited NETL’s Pittsburgh and Morgantown sites in December 2017, he emboldened us to focus on work that achieves key facets of the Administration’s America First Energy Plan – including boosting our energy independence, enhancing safety and stimulating the economy.