Major Operators Are Converting Forklift Fleets to Fuel Cell Technology

Fuel cell technology is much more than a passing fad for commercial operations. It’s a technology that has proven that material-handling vehicles can be greener, more productive and more cost-efficient. In fact, over the next few years, the demand for fuel cell technology is expected to grow by double digits, with the greatest demand being driven by industries in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Proton exchange membrane type fuel cells made up about 46.3 percent of the demand for fuel cells in 2011. PEMFCs operate at a low temperature (80 to 200 degrees Fahrenheit) relative to other fuel cell types and are capable of handling sudden shifts in power output, making them ideal for powering the acceleration in cars and specialty vehicles, like forklifts, according to the Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association (Washington, D.C., fchea.org). […]

By | November 20th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Major Operators Are Converting Forklift Fleets to Fuel Cell Technology

The Difference between Eddy Current & Hydrostatic Testing

Eddy Current testing (ECT) and Hydrostatic Testing (Hydrotest) are both non-destructive tests used for steel tubing.   A hydrotest is performed to check for leakage in the tubing before it is shipped.  Eddy Current Testing is done to ensure there are no surface defects on the inner or outer surfaces of the tubing.   Eddy Current [...]

By | November 12th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on The Difference between Eddy Current & Hydrostatic Testing