NFPA, IFPS Members Educate DOE Assessors on Fluid Power Efficiency

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  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO   The U.S. Department of Energy maintains more than twenty Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC) around the United States—university programs where energy management engineering students perform no-cost assessments of industrial facilities and make recommendations for reducing their overall energy consumption. According to the data I saw when I attended an…

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Additive Manufacturing Applications for Fluid Power?

ORNL Manufacturing Demonstration Facility

by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO I got a good look at some possible additive manufacturing applications for fluid power on my recent tour of the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) for additive manufacturing at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. Our friends at the CCEFP helped arrange the tour on the tail end of the…

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The Competitive Advantage of Hydraulics for Energy Efficiency?

Better buildings Summit

  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Earlier this year, I attended the Better Buildings Summit in Washington, DC. This event, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, was a national meeting where leading organizations across key sectors showcased solutions to cut energy intensity in their buildings by 20% over the next ten years. My attendance…

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CCEFP’s Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference 2014 (FPIRC14) is just around the corner

Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference

October 13-16, 2014, Nashville, Tennessee Manufacturers, OEMs, researchers and media from around the nation will convene at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, from October 13-16 for the Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference 2014 (FPIRC14), an extended series of educational events hosted by the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). The event will feature collaborative technical breakout…

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Fluid Power Industry Leaders Invited to Attend 2014 American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness Summit

2014-AEMC-National Summit

by Eric Lanke, CEO I’ve been posting some lately about NFPA’s efforts to develop a program within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that can fund and focus on energy efficiency improvements using fluid power technology, including our involvement with The U.S. Council of Competitiveness and their partnership with the DOE, the American Energy & Manufacturing Competitiveness…

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Fluid Power’s Role in Our Nation’s Energy Efficient Future Part 8: Technologies Driving the U.S. to Our Energy Future

american-energy-and-manufacturing-competitiveness-summit-introduction

by Eric Lanke, CEO Eighth in a series of articles describing NFPA’s actions focused on the development of a program within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that can fund and focus on energy efficiency improvements using fluid power technology. The envisioned program would be partly research-focused, helping to develop new energy efficient fluid power…

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Registration is Open: Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference 2014 / FPIRC14

Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]anufacturers, OEMs, researchers and media from around the nation will convene at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, from October 13-16 for the Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference 2014 (FPIRC14), an extended series of educational events hosted by the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). The event will feature collaborative technical breakout sessions, networking opportunities, tours of…

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Fluid Power’s Role in Our Nation’s Energy Efficient Future Part 7: Getting Engaged with the U.S. Council of Competitiveness

Hydraulics install solar panels

Seventh in a series of articles describing NFPA’s actions focused on the development of a program within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that can fund and focus on energy efficiency improvements using fluid power technology. The envisioned program would be partly research-focused, helping to develop new energy efficient fluid power technologies, and partly education-focused,…

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Fluid Power’s Role in Our Nation’s Energy Efficient Future Part 6: Detecting and Correcting Inefficiencies in Hydraulic Systems

Industrial Robots

Sixth in a series of articles describing NFPA’s actions focused on the development of a program within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that can fund and focus on energy efficiency improvements using fluid power technology. The envisioned program would be partly research-focused, helping to develop new energy efficient fluid power technologies, and partly education-focused,…

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