By Eric Lanke
The NFPA Foundation awarded Vanderbilt University a grant to advance their study of exhaust gas recovery in pneumatic systems in July 2014. Vanderbilt, as a member university of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), has been working on this area for some time and recently showcased its progress at the PACK-EXPO East show in Philadelphia.
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The NFPA Foundation grant will allow the continued development of this technology, specifically with regard to pneumatic assembly and material processing applications. As with all NFPA-funded research, NFPA members are invited to monitor the progress of the project and help guide it in directions most beneficial to our industry. We’ll accomplish that best by connecting this project to the reporting and industry guidance structures of the CCEFP itself, where many of our pneumatically focused members are already engaged, including:
The first opportunity for Vanderbilt to present its progress on the project will be at the upcoming Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC), this October in Chicago. A follow-up presentation via webinar is also being scheduled for December 2015. All NFPA members are welcome and encouraged to participate in these activities.
If you have an interest in this project, or in new pneumatic or fluid power innovations generally, and would like to learn more about connecting into the CCEFP, please contact Eric Lanke at 414-778-3351 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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